The Nantucket Book Festival kicks off the summer with a stellar roster of authors who will appear June 14-16 at the annual event, now in its eighth year. For three days, book lovers will gather in historic Nantucket venues for a series of author readings, discussions, and social events that provide opportunities for casual conversations between writers and readers. Most events are free. WCAI is a media sponsor for the festival. WCAI's Mindy Todd and Katherine Eident will broadcast Morning Edition, live, on Friday morning (6/14), from the Nantucket Whaling Museum. (Broadcast sponsored by Nantucket Historical Association).