Sunday, June 16

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10:00AM - 10:45AM, Atheneum Great Hall

Rob Benchley & Jim Patrick with John Stanton

Travel back to the way Nantucket was twenty-five years ago, as writer Jim Patrick and photographer Rob Benchley chronicled the scallop harvest in their beloved book Scallop Season. Scallop Season captures the hearty spirit of those who earn their living in the last surviving wild bay scallop fishery on the East Coast. Editor of Nantucket Today, John Stanton, will be on-hand to lead the conversation.

11:00AM - 11:45AM, Dreamland

Christy Cashman with Jane Seymour

Celebrate The Truth About Horses with the help of author, actress and producer Christy Cashman in conversation with multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress Jane Seymour. The two will unpack the deeper themes of Christy's novel, the relationship between humans and horses, trauma, grief, magical realism, plus Jane's upcoming movie adaption of the book.

12:00PM - 12:45PM, Dreamland

Safiya Sinclair with Mary Haft

How to Say Babylon

Celebrated poet Safiya Sinclair’s new memoir, How to Say Babylon, is winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography, a finalist the Kirkus Prize, and is long-listed for the Women’s Prize in Non-Fiction. How to Say Babylon tells the story of Safiya’s upbringing under her strict Rastafarian father in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Her memoir will undoubtedly resonate with many Nantucketers who have roots in Jamaican culture and with all readers on a journey of reckoning with their own family story. Safiya will be joined in conversation with Co-Founder of the Nantucket Book Foundation and Board member, writer & producer, Mary Haft.

2:00PM - 4PM, Cisco Brewers

Festival Send-Off Celebration

Gather at Cisco Brewers on our final day of the Festival for great food, music, and conversation for readers and writers alike. Attendees may choose from delicious options for lunch, plus drinks by Cisco Brewers, Triple 8, and Nantucket Vineyards.

Shuttle available from the Visitors Services on Federal Street. No tickets required; pay for your own food and drinks.

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