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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Word Up: Long Island LitFest

Everyone knows music festivals, where bands perform in short sets, one after another. The Long Island LitFest is the same, only the stars are well-known authors and the Fest is broken down into two one-hour reading sessions, with book sales/autographs breaks as sorbet. 

It’s a full day of live reading by best-selling authors and award-winning columnists and essayists. Arrive at 10 am for a free workshop (with LitFest ticket purchase). Visit the pop–up bookstore, purchase the authors’ books and head to Session 1 at 11 am, featuring: Annabelle Gurwitch, Susan Rieger in conversation with David Denby, and Meg Wolitzer. Break at noon for book signings and snacks. Then head into Session 2 at 1 pm, featuring: Rep. Steve Israel, Tom Clavin, Alyson Richman and Alan Zweibel. Back by popular demand, the emcee is former Friars Club roast writer and historian, Barry Dougherty. Check out the full schedule on the website. 

Full Day ticket costs $45 for Cinema Arts Members / $50 for the public (includes 1 workshop.) Tickets are available at the door on a first-come first-served basis, but seating is limited so plan to arrive early. Tickets are also available online in advance. Books are available on-site for purchase through sponsor Book Revue of Huntington and author signings will follow each session. For more information, visit