The 2019 Provincetown Book Festival was joined by these distinguished authors:
Volunteers Needed for Provincetown Book Festival September 17 – 19
Volunteers are needed to help out at the Provincetown Book Festival, Friday, September 13 – Sunday, September 15. Volunteers can sign up for as little as two hours, and be in the middle of an exciting literary event. All volunteers will receive a free Book Festival T-shirt. For more information, or to sign up, contact Nan Cinnater, Lead Librarian at the Provincetown Public Library, 508-487-7094 or email@example.com.
The exciting literary lineup includes Andre Dubus III, Christopher Castellani, Jabari Asim and Kim McLarin. Details of the program are available on the website at https://provincetownbookfestival.org. Volunteers can hobnob with these and other authors in the green room (while also replenishing the coffee), take tickets, sell T-shirts and totes, or work at the giant outdoor book sale. There is a special need for a couple of moderately techie individuals who can hook up a microphone or run a video camera.
“The Provincetown Book Festival is sponsored by the Provincetown Library, but it is also very much a community effort,” said Nan Cinnater, Lead Librarian. The Festival is not only supported by major sponsors such as the Provincetown Tourism Fund, Friends of the Provincetown Library, Bay State Cruise Company and Cape Air, but also by bookstores, local B & B’s, and other small businesses. Not least of all, the Festival runs on book-loving and library-loving volunteers. “The need is greater than ever this year,” Cinnater said. “Come help out and have some fun.”
The Fourth Annual Provincetown Book Festival
Headlining the 2019 Festival is a conversation between Christopher Castellani and Andre Dubus III, scheduled for 4:30 on Saturday, September 14. Christopher Castellani has published several novels, most recently Leading Men, about Tennessee Williams. Andre Dubus III’s most recent book is the novel, Gone So Long. Recipient of a Guggenhim Fellowship and many other awards, he is perhaps best known for the novel House of Sand and Fog and his memoir, Townie.
Other featured authors include African American memoirists Darnell Moore and Casey Gerald; and novelists Karen Dukess and Whitney Scharer. Three women writers
who have spent time in the arctic or the Antarctic will speak on their experiences: poet Elizabeth Bradfield, novelist Julia Phillips, and non-fiction writer Bathsheba Demuth.
The Provincetown Book Festival opens on Friday night, September 13, with a reading and reception for the recipient of the Rose Dorothea Award, given annually by the Board of Library Trustees to an outstanding author from or influenced by the Outer Cape. The 2019 recipient has yet to be chosen.
On Saturday and Sunday, there will be a giant book sale on the Library lawn. On Saturday at 9:00 a.m., six local authors will read from their work in “Reading Local,” a special program curated by members of the Festival Advisory Committee. This will be followed by a session on New Writing for New Media, with Instagram artist Trent Preszler and podcast writer Helen Ellis.