Welcome to the 7th Provincetown Book Festival! September 29th–October 1st, 2023 THREE DAYS OF FREE EVENTS FOR READERS, WRITERS, AND BOOK LOVERS OF ALL KINDS

Welcome to the 7th Provincetown Book Festival!

September 29th–October 1st, 2023


East End Books Ptown will be at the festival every day bringing you the books from the festival authors and more! 

Get full details here: www.provincetownbookfestival.org

Meet acclaimed authors and guest speakers for three days of free events, including readings, interviews, conversations, and the 2023 Rose Dorothea Award presentation.



Authors & Speakers

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for additional authors and speakers who will be part of our 2023 Provincetown Book Festival! As of today, the following guests are confirmed to appear.

Michael Albo

Mike Albo is a writer and performer living in Brooklyn NY. His most recent novel, Another Dimension of Us, was published…

More >


A.C. Burch

A. C. Burch writes LGBTQ+ fiction that explores themes of identity, sexuality, and personal transformation…

More >


Rio Cortez is the New York Times bestselling author of picture book The ABCs of Black History. Her debut poetry…

More >


Rio Cortez

Anastasia Curwood is Professor and Chair of History and Director of the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies at the…

More >


Anastasia Curwood

Alice Elliott Dark

Alice Elliott Dark is the author of the novels Fellowship Point and Think of England, and two collections of short stories…

More >


Kim Coleman Foote

Kim Coleman Foote was born and raised in New Jersey, where she started writing fiction at the age of seven(ish). A recent…

More >


 Bob Frishman

From 1973 to 1983, Bob served on Congressional staffs in the U.S. House of Representatives after graduating from… 

More >


Janet W. Hardy

Janet W. Hardy is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen groundbreaking books about relationships and sexuality…

More >


Russ Lopez

Russ López is the author of The Hub of the Gay Universe: An LGBTQ History of Boston, Provincetown, and Beyond

More >


Isle McElroy

Isle McElroy is a nonbinary writer based in Brooklyn. Their debut novel, The Atmospherians, was named a New York...

More >

Tim Murphy

A NYC-based journalist mainly on HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ issues for more than 30 years, Tim is the author of the novels…

More >


Oliver Radclyffe

Oliver Radclyffe is a British-born writer whose work examines the topics of gender identity, sexual orientation…

More >


Hugh Ryan

Hugh Ryan is a writer and curator, and most  recently, the author of The Women's House 
of Detention : A Queer History of …

More >


Prince Shakur

Prince Shakur is a Jamaican-American author, multi-medium artist, and educator. His writings have appeared in Teen …

More >


John Taylor Williams

John Taylor “Ike” Williams is a founder of the literary agency Kneerim & Williams and a lawyer specializing…

More >


Ilyon Woo

Ilyon Woo is the New York Times bestselling author of Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom…

Event date: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 11:00am to Sunday, October 1, 2023 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
356 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657