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Martha's Vineyard Author Series 2018: Sponsorship Tickets
VIP MV Author Series and Sponsorship The Martha's Vineyard Author Series 2018 features discussions with some of the country's leading authors. This summer's line up includes Cecile Richards, Tayari Jones, Porochista Khakpour, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Michael Pollan. Become a sponsor of the Martha's Vineyard Author Series and receive two VIP tickets to each of the author events in the series and one autographed copy of each author's book. In addition, sponsors receive reserved front row seating at all the events and an Author Series tote. Proceeds benefit the Martha's Vineyard Book Festival and Author Series. $500 of the sponsorship price is tax deductible. For further details go to www.mvbookfestival.com/sponsorship The program... Martha's Vineyard Author Series 2018 Held on Thursday and some Sunday evenings throughout the summer. All events at 7:30 pm at the Chilmark Community Center. Sunday, July 15: Lawrence O'Donnell, Playing with Fire MSNBC host, political analyst, and writer discusses his enthralling account of the 1968 U.S. Presidential election. Sunday, July 22: Seymour Hersh, Reporter Pre-eminent investigative journalist Seymour Hersh discusses his memoir, Reporter and the stories behind some of the major stories of the last half-century starting with the My Lai massacre in 1969. Hersh has never stopped challenging the official narratives of those in power and provides an essential reminder of the importance of a robust free press. Sunday, July 29, 7:30 pm: Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Heads of the Colored People A stunning new talent in literary fiction, Thompson-Spires collection of moving, timely, and funny stories examines the concept of black identity in the so-called post-racial era. Each story plunges into the lives of utterly original characters as Thompson-Spires grapples with black identity and the contemporary middle class. Sunday, August 5: Cecile Richards, Make Trouble On April 30, Cecile Richards stepped down as head of Planned Parenthood, after 12 years as Americas most visible pro-choice advocate. It was only the latest chapter in a lifetime of activism, resistance, and progressive leadership, starting with her childhood in conservative Texas watching her mother, Ann Richards, transform from homemaker to state governor and feminist icon. Richards's memoir chronicles her career of fighting for social justice and womens rights. Thursday, August 9: Nell Scovell, Just the Funny Parts The writer, producer, and director of some of the funniest shows on television provides a scathingly funny account of how pop culture gets made. Laurie David will interview Nell Scovell. Thursday, August 16: Tayari Jones, An American Marriage Oprah's Book Club 2018 Selection, An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling. Jones's beautifully written book takes an in depth look at a marriage that has been dealt a severe blow and the people who are affected by incarceration and racial injustice. Sunday, August 19: Michael Pollan, How to Change Your Mind The acclaimed writer of the Omnivore's Dilemma turns his focus to altered states of consciousness. How to Change Your Mind is Pollan's gripping account of a journey to a new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self, and our place in the world. The true subject of Pollan's mental travelogue is the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives.

When: Jul 15, 2018 7:30PM to Aug 19, 2018 9:30PMin Chilmark, MA
Cost: 700 - 700 USD

Martha's Vineyard Author Series: Michael Pollan

Sponsored by the Vineyard Gazette and the MV Author Series The acclaimed writer turns his focus to altered states of consciousness. How to Change Your Mind is Pollan's gripping account of a journey to a new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self, and our place in the world. Pollan investigates the revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs and what they reveal about the human mind. The true subject of Pollan's mental travelogue is the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives. For the past twenty years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: food, agriculture, gardens, drugs, and architecture. He is the author of the bestsellers In Defense of Food: An Eaters Manifesto and The Omnivores Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, which was named one of the ten best books of 2006 by the New York Times and the Washington Post. VIP MV Author Series Sponsor Become a sponsor of the Martha's Vineyard Author Series and receive two VIP tickets to each of the author events in the series and one autographed copy of each author's book. VIP ticket holders are provided reserved VIP seating in the front rows. Proceeds benefit the Martha's Vineyard Book Festival and Author Series. $500 of the sponsorship price is tax deductible. For further details go to www.mvbookfestival.com/authorseries

When: Aug 19, 2018 7:30PM to Aug 19, 2018 9pm in Chilmark, MA
Cost: 30 - 700 USD

Full Sturgeon Moon Magick

Join Rebel Yell Yoga, Dark Moon Salem, and The Chaos Factor for another amazing evening of yoga, tarot, herbal magick, and time in sacred circle, manifesting Full Moon Magick under the late summer night sky.  The Full Sturgeon Moon in Pisces will lead us into our watery and intuitive subconscious as we explore our 6th chakra, Ajna, and uncover hidden doorways to our souls, release old energy that hinders us from moving forward to our highest vibration, and manifest lightness and freedom by celebrating our shadow selves. One hour of tarot-infused yoga, followed by 30 minutes of full moon meditation, tarot guidance, and assistance from magickal plant allies will lead us on our paths to true release and manifestation on the lawn of the historic House of the Seven Gables in Salem, MA! Indoor space is available at the Gables in the event of rain.  Investment includes all parts of the evening journey (yoga and meditation in sacred circle), as well as a Full Moon necklace from Dark Moon Tarot to charge during the sacred circle, and an herbal wellness package from The Chaos Factor to spark your inner green witch. Price is $60 ***Please note that each student must sign up separately for this event due to class size restriction and the need to individually sign the waiver as part of the eventbrite purchase. Also, we ask that all attendees be prepared to participate in the entire 90 minute event.  Options to do yoga or meditation circle only are not available at this time.  We are pleased to support our local community and a portion of your investment will be donated to the House of the Seven Gables, as a charitable donation. Thanks for your cooperation!  Please bring a mat, water, and any props you may need for yoga.  You may also bring any offerings for the full moon altar. Please arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to class starting. 

When: Aug 27, 2018 6:30PM in Chilmark, MA

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About Chilmark, MA
The Town of Chilmark was founded in 1694 and is located in Dukes County on Martha's Vineyard.

Most of the land in Chilmark is dedicated to its residents and agricultural use. During the month of August the community has a Chilmark Road Race which is put together by volunteers who raise money for community purposes.

Visitors to Chilmark includes President Barack Obama has the First Family, but you should not only frequent it in the summer. During the fall season the weather is beautiful and the picture perfect ocean views make the town an amazing place to visit.