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2015 Book Festival Saturday Schedule

SATURDAY AUGUST 1, 9:30 AM-3:30PM

SATURDAY PANEL DISCUSSIONS in Edgartown   

Harbor View Hotel 131 North Water Street
all panels take place in the Edgartown Room
an overflow feed will be available in the Menemsha Room


9:30 am

WOMEN AND SPORTS: ON THE FIELD AND IN THE MEDIA

Ginny Gilder (Course Correction), Bob Ryan (Scribe), Kenneth Shropshire (Sport Matters)
Moderated by Corinne Field 

Video Martha's Vineyard Book Festival 2015: Women and Sports

10:30 am

LIFE ON THE WATER

John Benditt (The Boatmaker), Liza Klaussmann (Villa America), Peter Nichols (The Rocks), Jennifer Tseng (Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness)
Moderated by Paul Schneider 

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Life on the Water

11:30 am

THE NEW COMMUNITY FOOD MOVEMENT - THE FUTURE OF LOCAL & SEASONAL COOKING AT HOME & ACROSS AMERICA

Ali Berlow (The Food Activist Handbook), Laurie David (The Family Cooks), Chris Fischer (Beetlebung Farm Cookbook), Corky Pollan (The Pollan Family Table), Steve Satterfield (Root to Leaf)
Moderated by Glenn Roberts 

Video MV Book Festival 2015: The New Community Food Movement

12:45 pm

 ANIMALS AND HUMANS: A SHARED LIFE

a discussion between Carl Safina (Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel) and Vicki Croke (Elephant Company)

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Animals and Humans

1:30 pm

PUTTING WORDS TO PAGE

Jeff Hobbs (The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace), David Kertzer (The Pope and Mussolini), Stephen Kurkjian (Master Thieves), Sarah Wildman (Paper Love)
Moderated by Tony Horwitz

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Putting Words to Page

2:30 pm

WRITING THE SELF

Charles Blow (Fire Shut Up in My Bones) , Barney Frank (Frank), Patty Marx (Let's Be Less Stupid), Mary Norris (Between You and Me)
Moderated by Alexandra Styron

Video MV Book Festival 2015: Writing the Self


Moderating the Panels

Corinne Field (see author biographies)

Tony Horwitz is a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and bestselling non-fiction author. Among his books are Confederates in the Attic and Midnight Rising.

Glenn Roberts is the founder of Anson Mills, a grower and miller of organic heirloom grains helping to ensure the survival and accessibility of artisanal varieties.

Paul Schneider is the editor of the Martha’s Vineyard Magazine and is the author of non-fiction books, including Old Man Riverand The Enduring Shore: A History of Cape Cod.

Alexandra Styron, author of the memoir, Reading My Father, and the novel, All the Finest Girls, is also a professor in the MFA program at Hunter College.


BOOK SALES 

Provided by Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in the Menemsha Room of the Harbor View Hotel. 

BOOK SIGNINGS 

Following their panel discussions, authors will be signing their books in the gazebo on the verandah of the hotel.  Each author will be available to sign books for 30 - 45 minutes following his/her panel discussion.

FOOD

Grab and go drinks, sandwiches and snacks will be available for book festival patrons to purchase throughout the day at Lighthouse Grill Bar in the Harbor View Hotel.