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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: Seymour Hersh

Pulitzer Prize-winner Seymour Hersh's fearless reporting has made him the investigative journalist of a generation. A staff writer for New York Times and The New Yorker, Hersh has appeared on the front page of nearly every major newspaper in the world and has received myriad awards over his lifetime. From Washington to Vietnam to the Middle East, Hersh broke some of the major stories of the last half-century starting with the My Lai massacre in 1969and has never stopped challenging the official narratives of those in power. In Reporter, Hersh describes what drove him and how, even at the nations most prestigious publications, he worked as an independent outsider. Reporter is an insiders look at the life of an investigative journalist, and a powerful reminder of the importance of a robust free press. Hersh's story is essential reading at a time when good journalism is under fire as never before. 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: Jul 22, 2018 7:30PM to Jul 22, 2018 9pm in Chilmark, MA
Cost: 25 - 700 USD

Martha's Vineyard Author Series: Porochista Khakpour

One of the most anticipated books of 2018, Iranian-American writer Porochista Khakpour chronicles her journey as a lifelong sufferer of undiagnosed late-stage Lyme disease. Along the way she struggles with mental illness and addiction to doctor prescribed benzodiazepines. Khakpour's powerful, beautifully rendered memoir is a story of survival, pain, and transformation. Boston Globe's 25 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018 Buzzfeed's 33 Most Exciting New Books Bustles 28 Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of 2018 list Nylons 50 Books We Cant Wait to Read in 2018 Electric Literatures 46 Books to Read By Women of Color in 2018 Huffington Posts 60 Books We Cant Wait to Read in 2018 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: Jul 26, 2018 7:30PM to Jul 26, 2018 9pm in Chilmark, MA
Cost: 20 - 700 USD

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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.