Provincetown is an ideal place for writers, artists, and photographers.

Here are some local writers who have chronicled important facets of our community.

R. D. Skillings

“For forty-five years this town has been Skilling’s muse, his mooring, the setting and subject of much of his fiction. He is a character for whom place is character and vice versa.” – Jhumpa Lahiri     

R.D.’s works include: Alternative Lives, stories, Ithaca House, 1974; P-town Stories (or The Meat-rack) 1980; Apple-wood Books, stories; In a Murderous Time, 1984, stories, Apple-wood Books; Where the Time Goes, stories, University Press of New England, 1999; How Many Die, novel, University Press of New England; Obsidian, novella, Arts End Books, 2001; Memory for Marisa Rose, Arts End Books, poems 2003; Summer’s End, Provincetown Arts Press, stories 2016.

J.J. Dutra is the author of Nautical Twilight and The Fishermen’s Ball. She has been a guest speaker at numerous venues including the Cape Cod Natural History Museum, Truro Public Library, the Provincetown Schooner Regatta Opening Event, COA luncheons,
book clubs and private parties.

Click here to visit J.J.’s Amazon Page or click a book cover to purchase the book.

Mary Heaton Vorse (1874-1966) was an influential labor journals, activist and writer. Her final book, Time and the Town, is a “must read” for those who love Provincetown.

And there are so many more…