POWER OF THE PEN On the evening of June 20th, the Nantucket Book Festival will honor an aspiring young
writer at its opening night ceremony with its annual Young Writer Award. Prompted to write about the unique experience of growing up on the island and how its geographical boundaries impact them, four student writers were selected as finalists, but only one will go home with the award, which comes with a scholarship. All submissions will be available to read in a publication that will be widely distributed throughout the festival.
The Nantucket Music Festival continues to strike a positive chord with the local island com-
This June’s Nantucket Film Festival’s
munity as the festival’s co-found-
Shorts Program will feature at least one
ers Cynthia Dareshori and Cheryl Emery presented their first donation to Barabara Elder and Mollie Glazier of the Nantucket Community Music Center on behalf of the Celebrate Music Foundation. The Music Festival also revealed its local lineup which includes such island-based musical acts as Ecliff and the Swing Dogs, Coq au Vin, George Young, Harrison Roach, SoNar, Chuck Colley Trio, Earth Got the Blues, and I Scream You Scream. Rounding out the festival’s headliners is the celebrated indie folk band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, whose
locally created short film set on Nantucket. N’s own chief photographer Kit Noble was selected to show his nine-minute documentary film about local artist Matty Oates, entitled Unwanted. Unloved. The film debuted last fall along with nine other locally shot shorts as part of the first annual Nantucket Shorts Festival. This year’s 19th annual Nantucket Film Festival runs from June 25th to 30th. Tickets are available at www.Nantucketfilmfestival.org.
HOUSE The saga for employee housing continues on the island as new J-1 Visa holders ar-
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rived this past month with nowhere to stay.
this year. Tickets are on sale at
Temporary affordable lodging options like
the hostel were filled to capacity, forcing some new arrivals to walk the streets
of downtown asking random people if they knew of a place to spend the night.
OUT WITH THE OLD,IN WITH THE NEW Tired of ye old Nantucket architecture? Well this July, an architecture exhibition will be blowing the doors off modern design on the island. On July 25th, Audrey Sterk Design and Graficas Gallery will be hosting The New Nantucket, an exhibition curated by designers Andrew Kotchen and Matthew Berman of Workshop/ADP that is intended to celebrate modern arcommunities to submit work that best exemplifies this new design voice on the island. “Good design, regardless of style, is rooted in a well-executed balance of texture, color, rhythm, shape, proportion, light, and composition,” says Kotchen. Exploring the works of architects, landscape architects and interior designers through photographs, plans and sketches, The New Nantucket reveals what’s happening on the island behind closed doors.
chitecture and design on the island. Kotchen and Berman have reached out to colleagues and friends from the architectural and design