The 2018 Provincetown Book Festival

Three Days! September 14 - 16

Three Days! September 14 - 16

The 2018 Provincetown Book Festival

Three Days! September 14 - 16

The 2018 Provincetown Book Festival

Three Days! September 14 - 16

The 2018 Provincetown Book Festival

The Third Annual Provincetown Book Festival

Three days of literary events for readers, writers, and book lovers of all kinds

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 14 – 16

All events are free and open to the public.

The Provincetown Book Festival is sponsored by the Provincetown Public Library

We are happy to announce that we will be joined by these distinguished authors:

Hank Phillippi Ryan, on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV, and nationally bestselling author of 10 mysteries. Hank’s newest book, the psychological suspense stand-alone thriller Trust Me, will be published in August 2018. (More)

Sarah Schulman, novelist, playwright, nonfiction writer, screenwriter, activist and AIDS historian. Her latest novel, a noir murder mystery called Maggie Terry, will be published by the Feminist Press in September 2018. (More)

Steven McCauley, author of seven novels, including his newest, the critically acclaimed My Ex Life. Stephen’s favorite place to write is the Provincetown Library. (More)

Featuring:

Amy Bloom

Amy Bloom has been a nominee for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. (More)

National Book Award Winner James Carroll

James Carroll is the author of eight works of non-fiction, most recently The Cloister, which The New York Times called “incandescent.” (More)

Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles is a poet, novelist, performer and art journalist. Their most recent book is Afterglow (a dog memoir) (More)

Curtis Sittenfeld

Curtis Sittenfeld is the bestselling author of five novels: PrepThe Man of My DreamsAmerican WifeSisterlandand Eligible(More)

J. Courtney Sullivan

J. Courtney Sullivan is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels CommencementMaine and The Engagements.  (More)

Plus:

Your Favorite Regional Authors and Publishers “al Fresco” on the Library lawn.
(Saturday, September 15th, 11:30 am to 4:00 pm)

Panel on “The Business of Books,” with James Melia, Flatiron Books Editor, and Gayatri Patnaik, Editorial Director at Beacon, plus literary agents Sarah Bedingfield and Adam Chromy moderated by Jamie Brenner (The Husband Hour)

Young people’s literature programs, with Jabari Asim, Jay Coles, Gayle Forman, Martin Wilson and Ellen Wittlinger

Two women poets, Shauna Barbosa and Nausheen Eusuf, in conversation

The special edition of the Writer’s Voice Cafe, at noon on Friday, will feature Deborah Swiss, author of The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia’s Convict Women. Make your reservations now!

Latest News!

We are pleased to announce that novelist Julia Glass, author most recently of The House Among the Trees, will serve as moderator for the conversation between Amy Bloom and Curtis Sittenfeld at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 15.

Sophia Starmack, poet and author of the collection The Wild Rabbit, has joined us as moderator of the program, “Writing in Difficult Times” on Sunday at 12:30.

And let’s hear it for the librarians! Anna Nielsen, Youth Services Librarian for the Wellfleet Public Library, will moderate “Writing for Young People” on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

Please note that “Just Cook It!” the demonstration by Justin Chapple and Tom Acitelli which takes place at 2:30 on Saturday conflicts with other programs, specifically “”Two Women Poets” at 1:00 and “Saints, Priests and Demi-gods” at 2:30. You must choose! There is limited seating for Justin and Tom’s demo, so choose wisely and make your reservations early.

For more information about who’s coming check out our Author and Speakers page.
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Mark your calendar for Sept. 14-16, 2018

Late-breaking news!

We are pleased to announce that novelist Julia Glass, author most recently of The House Among the Trees, will serve as moderator for the conversation between Amy Bloom and Curtis Sittenfeld at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 15.

 

Sophia Starmack, poet and author of the collection The Wild Rabbit, has joined us as moderator of the program, “Writing in Difficult Times” on Sunday at 12:30.

 

And let’s hear it for the librarians! Anna Nielsen, Youth Services Librarian for the Wellfleet Public Library, will moderate “Writing for Young People” on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

Please note that “Just Cook It!” the demonstration by Justin Chapple and Tom Acitelli which takes place at 2:30 on Saturday conflicts with other programs, specifically “”Two Women Poets” at 1:00 and “Saints, Priests and Demi-gods” at 2:30. You must choose! There is limited seating for Justin and Tom’s demo, so choose wisely and make your reservations early.