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2nd Annual Provincetown Book Festival

Provincetown Book Festival

What: The 2nd annual Provincetown Book Festival returns with a wonderful line-up of national and local authors. Highlights include a reception for Sebastian Junger, recipient of the Rose Dorothea Literary Awardon Friday9/15, at 6 pm, and National Book Award winner Julia Glass in conversation with Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo on Sat, 9/16 at 6 pm.

See complete schedule below.

Note: Unfortunately, the Rose Dorothea Award event, presented to author, journalist, filmmaker and part-time Outer Cape resident Sebastian Junger, is sold out.

When: Fri, 9/15 & Sat, 9/16

Where: Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St | Directions

Tickets: All events are free but you can reserve tickets for each day. Reserve Tickets

Friday, September 15

10 am

Writing Local: A Sense of Place in Two Cape Cod Novels

  • Jamie Brenner (The Forever Summer)
  • Emily Jeanne Miller (The News from the End of the World)
  • Moderated by A.C. Burch

11:30 am

Fiction, Families, and Digging Deep

  • Anne LeClaire (The Halo Effect)
  • Justin Torres (We the Animals)

1 pm

Not Just for Young Adults

  • M.T. Anderson (Landscape with Invisible Hand)
  • Brandy Colbert (Little and Lion)
  • Lauren Wolk (Beyond the Bright Sea)

2:30 pm

20th Century Gay Lives: Imagined, Remembered

  • Joe Okonkwo (Jazz Moon)
  • Tim Murphy (Christodora)


6 pm

Rose Dorothea Award – SOLD OUT

Ceremony and Reception with Sebastian Junger (Tribe, The Perfect Storm)

Saturday, September 16

10 am

Reading Local

A curated reading of local and small press authors, with special guest, poet Jerome Murphy.

11:30 am

Book Sale on the Lawn: Rain or shine! 

American Icons: Writing Biography

  • William Mann (Wars of the Roosevelts)
  • Laura Dassow Walls (Henry David Thoreau: A Life)


Writer’s Voice Café at the Festival

  • Ann Hood (Morningstar)
  • Michael Ruhlman (Grocery)
  • Moderated by Dian Hamilton

4 pm

Poetry in the 21st Century

  • Olga Broumas (Sappho’s Gymnasium)
  • Fred Marchant (Said, Not Said)
  • Andrea Cohen (Unfathoming)
  • Moderated by Elizabeth Bradfield

6 pm

Julia Glass and Richard Russo in Conversation

  • Julia Glass (A House Among the Trees), National Book Award Winner
  • Richard Russo (Trajectory), Pulitzer Prize Winner

8 pm

Buy an Author a Drink!

  • Closing party at the Harbor Lounge, 359 Commercial Street

Volunteers are needed to be ambassadors for visiting authors, to welcome audience members to the Provincetown Book Festival, and to videotape programs. Contact Lead Librarian Nan Cinnater at the Provincetown Library, 508-487-9074 or ncinn[email protected].

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September 15 2017


Date: September 15, 2017
Recurring: 2 days
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Cost: Free
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Provincetown Public Library

356 Commercial Street
Provincetown,MA02657United States

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