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18 - Jun
(Nearby Event: Food & Dining, Festivals & Fairs, Family)
Where:Nantucket Town various locations, Nantucket Town, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States, 02554
The Nantucket Book Festival celebrates its ninth annual event June 18-21 with an outstanding line-up of award-winning authors as well as local and regional talent. Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Rohde will share insights about the FBI, the CIA, and America's "Deep State" with his book In Deep. Joining Rohde in discussing the political landscape will be Samantha Power, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former US Ambassador to the United Nations, whose memoir The Education of an Idealist was named one of Time's Must-Read Books of 2019. Nantucket author Nathaniel Philbrick will lead a conversation with James Stavridis, four-star admiral and former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, about his new book Sailing True North. These authors and more will take center stage, representing genres spanning fiction, poetry, history, journalism, politics, and memoir. The Festival, presented by the Nantucket Book Foundation, brings acclaimed authors from around the world to Nantucket each June; past participants have included Louise Penny, Jodi Picoult, Elin Hilderbrand, Ishmael Beah, Azar Nafisi, Billy Collins, Amor Towles, Jack Gantos, and Ruth Reichl. Book lovers attending the Nantucket Book Festival can enjoy author presentations throughout the day Thursday through Sunday, including a Celebration of Writers at the historic Unitarian Universalist Meeting House. Most events are free and open to the public. Ticketed events include breakfasts and lunches with select authors, Sunday's breakfast at the host hotel White Elephant, and a festive gathering at Cisco Brewers for the authors and their fans. The Festival is pleased to spotlight the talents of local authors in the Atheneum Garden Tent during the weekend. Also featured in the garden are story times for children.
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