Billed as the Premier Literary Event of the Hamptons, the East Hampton Library will present its 8th Annual Authors Night benefit event, Saturday, August 11th -- today.
And I am over the moon about being a part of this auspicious book event.
I am on the Hamptons jitney now (love seeing all the homegrown farm and vineyard settings we visited for the book's photo sessions); eagerly anticipating the big night - and an afternoon with my House Beautiful and Simply Delicious jam friend, Sean.
We will meet in East Hampton for tea and some lunch.
Author's Night is a big deal.
I am so looking forward for the opportunity to highlight The Hamptons & Long Island Homegrown Cookbook's authentic chefs and artisanal growers - from Sally Nadler's Bee Sting Honey to Karen Rivera's Peconic Pearls oysters to Doug Corwin's Long Island Crescent Duck Farms and Chef Bryan Futerman's Foody's and Chef Joe Isidori's Southfork Kitchen.
They are in good company. Just look at the star-studded lineup.
The evening’s Co-Founding Chairs Alec Baldwin and Barbara Goldsmith will be joined by Honorary Co-Chairs Ken Auletta, David Baldacci, Robert A. Caro, Dick Cavett, Lynn Sherr, Dava Sobel and more than 125 distinguished authors. Featured authors include Kelly Killoren Bensimon,
Tom Colicchio, Philip Galanes, Oz Garcia, Peter Kaminsky, Robert Klein, Hilary Knight,
Lucette Lagnado, Katie Lee, Robert Lipsyte, Jeffrey Lyons, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, Michael Shnayerson, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Sam Talbot, Dr. Ruth Westheimer and many more!
The evening begins at 5:00 pm with the Authors Reception under the tent, where guests will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine and have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the authors, buy their books, and have them personally inscribed. At 8 pm, directly following the Authors Reception, guests will be hosted at dinner parties at private area homes in honor of one of the guest authors.
Location Note: The Authors Reception “under the tent” will be held this year at the Gardiner Farm, (36 James Lane, East Hampton village).
Tickets are available online at the Authors Night website www.authorsnight.org and at the Library. Proceeds from this special event benefit The East Hampton Library, a private, not-for-profit organization
providing outstanding library services to the East Hampton community.
For complete event details, visit: www.authorsnight.org
I am tweeting and will cover news from here and on the Book's Facebook page. See you at the Library!
159 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937 • 631-324-0222 • www.authorsnight.org