When: September 13-15, 2019

Where: Provincetown Public Library

About: The fourth annual Provincetown Book Festival takes place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 13-15, at the Provincetown Public Library. It’s three full days of events for readers, writers, and book lovers of all kinds.

Headlining the 2019 Festival is a conversation between Christopher Castellani and Andre Dubus III, scheduled for 4:30 on Saturday, September 14. Christopher Castellani has published several novels, most recently Leading Men, about Tennessee Williams. Andre Dubus III’s most recent book is the novel, Gone So Long. Recipient of a Guggenhim Fellowship and many other awards, he is perhaps best known for the novel House of Sand and Fog and his memoir, Townie.

Other featured authors include African American memoirists Darnell Moore and Casey Gerald; and novelists Karen Dukess and Whitney Scharer. Three women writers
who have spent time in the arctic or the Antarctic will speak on their experiences: poet Elizabeth Bradfield, novelist Julia Phillips, and non-fiction writer Bathsheba Demuth.

The Provincetown Book Festival opens on Friday night, September 13, with a reading and reception for the recipient of the Rose Dorothea Award, given annually by the Board of Library Trustees to an outstanding author from or influenced by the Outer Cape. The 2019 recipient is Mark Doty.

Throughout the day on Both Saturday and Sunday there’s a giant book sale on the library lawn.

Friday
7:00pm: Rose Dorothea Award presented to Mark Doty

Saturday
9:00am: READING LOCAL. Reading by regional authors curated by literary agent Adam Chromy.

10:30am: NEW WRITING FOR NEW MEDIA with Jamie Brenner, Adam Chromy, Helen Ellis and Trent Prezler.

12:00pm: STATES OF TRAVEL with Doug Mack and Andrew Evans.

1:30pm: A CONVERSATION WITH… Jabari Asim, Kim McLarin, and Akiba Solomon.

3:00pm: IN SEARCH OF STONEWALL with Richard Schneider Jr., Martha Stone, Amy Hoffman, and Russ Lopez.

4:30pm: A CONVERSATION WITH André Dubus III and Chris Castellani

Sunday
10:00am: THIS PLACE MATTERS: PROVINCETOWN FICTION with Amy Hoffman and Jeannette de Beauvoir.

11:30am TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED, BLACK, AND GAY with Darnell Moore and Casey Gerald

1:00pm FROM TRURO TO PARIS: WOMEN COMING INTO THEIR OWN with Karen Dukess and Whitney Scharer.

2:30pm: THE SCREAMS WE MAKE IN OTHER PEOPLE’S DREAMS: EDWARD GOREY, THE GAY GOTHIC, AND THE CAMP MACABRE with Mark Dery.

4:00pm: WOMEN WRITERS EXPLORE, WOMEN EXPLORERS WRITE with Elizabeth Bradfield, Julia Philips, and Bathsheba Demuth.