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Literary Agent Adam Chromy to Judge Reading at Provincetown Book Festival
The Provincetown Book Festival will kick off at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, September 14, with a curated reading by local authors, judged by prominent New York literary agent Adam Chromy. Adam Chromy is the president of Moveable Type Management, and has been a literary agent for over fifteen years. He has sold hundreds of books, had dozens of bestsellers, and managed the careers of many notable authors including Jamie Brenner whose bestseller, The Forever Summer, is set in Provincetown.
For this event, dubbed “Reading Local,” Mr. Chromy will review submissions from local Provincetown and Cape Cod writers and will select six writers to read at the opening program of the Provincetown Book Festival. Submissions are not limited by form or genre, so the reading may include poetry and prose, fiction and non-fiction.
Writers who are interested in submitting their work should send a sample, no more than ten pages, with a brief description and bio, to Provincetown Lead Librarian Nan Cinnater ( ). Deadline for submissions is July 24. The list of readers will be announced on August 16. For more information, contact Nan Cinnater at the Provincetown Public Library.
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.