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Martha’s Vineyard book festival 2019

Saturday, August 3rd & Sunday, 4th 9am-4pm

Opening Panel & Reception August 2nd 6pm


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Returning for its eighth season, all events will be held on the grounds of the Chilmark Community Center this year. For the most up-to-date schedule and full details visit:

Friday, August 2nd 6pm Opening Panel and Reception ticketed

Saturday, August 3rd 9am-4pm Panel Discussions FREE

Sunday, August 4th 9am-4pm Individual Author Talks FREE

The festival line-up includes a stunning array of Pulitzer Prize and National Book award-winners, and New York Times best sellers. Local authors are featured, and there is a focus on topical issues, including the role of the media, immigration, equality, race, gender, higher education, food, fishing, and sports. Book signings follow each session; book sales by Bunch of Grapes Bookstore.

Sponsorships allow this world-class literary event to remain FREE. Sponsorships provide front row seating, priority parking, and other benefits, making it easy to enjoy the full content of the festival. Sponsorships are limited. Get yours now by going to

Volunteer Volunteer at the book festival. Email to help at the festival.

Thanks to Our Sponsors Vineyard Gazette, WBUR-FM, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Cape Air, and Stina Sayre Design. Grants provided by Cape Cod Five Charitable Fund, Mass Center for the Book, & Mass Cultural Council. Proudly presented in association with the Chilmark Town Affairs Council.

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