Coming Up: Theresa Caputo, Lisa Jewell & More!

Long Island LitFest & Newsday Live Present Author Trio

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 7:30 pm

Meet three outstanding Long Island authors at our next virtual event: Caroline Leavitt, Ellen Meister and Brenda Janowitz, as they talk about their latest novels with Newsday writer and editor Mark Chiusano, in this very special FREE Long Island LitFest and Newsday Live event.

This conversation will introduce you to the authors’ latest works, their writing process and challenges and what’s next for each. Audience Q&A follows the live chat. Don’t miss this FREE event.


Special thanks to Book Revue for providing the books. To register for this FREE event, please click here

Long Island LitFest and Book Revue Present Theresa Caputo

Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 7:30 pm

Tickets are $40 and include a signed copy of the book. Purchase here

Join us and Book Revue in Huntington for a live virtual chat about The Long Island Medium’s latest book, Good Mourning: Moving Through Everyday Losses with Wisdom from the Other Side. In this moment defined by unprecedented loss and uncertainty, internationally celebrated medium,  grieving expert and three-time New York Times bestselling author Theresa Caputo opens up more than ever before, sharing her own experiences with loss and the lessons she’s learned in her own life. 

Theresa Caputo is the star of Long Island Medium on TLC, has been a practicing medium for more than 10 years, and is a certified medium with the Forever Family Foundation. Her first three books, There’s More to Life Than This, You Can’t Make This Stuff Up, and Good Grief, were New York Times bestsellers. 

Buy your ticket here. Then you will be emailed a link and instructions to access the event on Crowdcast.  

Your ticket includes:

  • Access to the talk and conversation on Crowdcast.
  • A signed copy of Good Mourning which will be shipped to you at no additional cost.

We thank Book Revue for partnering with Long Island LitFest for this exciting event! 

Long Island LitFest and Newsday Live Present Lisa Jewell

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 7:30 pm

Newsday editor Mark Chiusano will talk with the author and answer audience questions — this will be a fascinating and FREE virtual chat.

Lisa Jewell is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eighteen novels, including The Family Upstairs and Then She Was Gone, as well as Watching You and I Found You. Her novels have sold more than 4.5 million copies internationally, and her work has also been translated into twenty-five languages.  Her latest, INVISIBLE GIRL, is a riveting psychological thriller that will pull you in on Page 1 and not let go until its masterly final twist.

We thank our friends at Book Revue for providing the books at a discount for this amazing event, which benefits Covid charities.   Registration is here.  

Long Island LitFest & Newsday Live Present Alan Zweibel

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 7:30 pm

Join us and Newsday Live for a FREE virtual talk with the legendary writer Alan Zweibel. An original “Saturday Night Live writer”, Alan Zweibel has won five Emmy, and two Writers Guild of America awards for his work in television which also includes “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” (which he co-created and produced), “The David Letterman Show” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” A frequent guest on all of the late night talk shows, Alan’s theatrical contributions include his collaboration with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award winning play “700 Sundays,” Martin Short’s Broadway hit “Fame Becomes Me,” and the off-Broadway play “Bunny Bunny – Gilda Radner: A Sort of Romantic Comedy” which he adapted from his best-selling book.

All told, Alan has written eleven books including the 2006 Thurber Prize winning novel “The Other Shulman,” the popular children’s book “Our Tree Named Steve,” and most recently “A Field Guide To The Jewish People” that he co-wrote with Dave Barry and Adam Mansbach. His humor has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Op-Ed page, The Huffington Post and MAD Magazine. 

In 2010, Alan was given an honorary Phd. from the State University of New York, and because of the diversity of his body of work in 2013 the Writers Guild of America presented him with a lifetime achievement award. Alan is currently preparing his play “Bunny Bunny” for a return to New York stage. His memoir “Laugh Lines – My Life Helping  Funny People Be Funnier” was just recently published by Abrams Books and a new movie he wrote with Billy Crystal called “Here Today” that stars Crystal and Tiffany Haddish will be released later this year.

Register in advance for this fun evening here.  And be one of the first 50  fans to purchase the signed book by going to Book  A portion of proceeds of book sales goes to Newsday’s Covid charities. 



20 thoughts on “Coming Up: Theresa Caputo, Lisa Jewell & More!

  1. Jennifer

    My friends and I want to hear the authors but aren’t interested in workshops. How are the authors being scheduled? Is there a talk and then a workshop and then a talk, etc?

    1. admin Post author

      Thanks for asking. The workshops are FREE with admission and optional. They are running at Noon, before LitFest begins at 1 pm. Our author reading schedule runs in two sessions, with a book signing break in between. Please take a look at the schedule of events, here. We look forward to seeing you and your friends! It’s going to be an amazing day!

  2. Toni-Ann Lettenberger

    I wanted to come to the Long Island LitFest 2017 for a couple of reasons: 1 of them is that I am in the process of what I hope to be a book about my experience with life in the past 10 or so years. I’ve experienced extraordinary circumstances and I believe that I could be of use to people out there if they read my story period I dealt with most of my tragedies and my dealings by being sober and by believing in something other than nothing. And I wasn’t really too much of understanding of the readings but I was very much interested in the workshops. Unfortunately my financial situation is such that I don’t even have that money to put aside for this function today. What I would like to know is if they offer free workshops anywhere and what do I have to do to sign up for those? Thank you very much for taking the time to read this and I hope to get a reply from you soon period thank you so much Toni Ann lettenberger

  3. Maureen Hardiman

    I’d love to hear Nelson DeMille, Kristin Hannah, Jodi Picoult, and Lisa Genova. Loved listening to Anna Quinlan- thank you!

    1. admin Post author

      Thank you, Maureen! Great suggestions — and we loved Anna Q. also. She was fantastic. Thanks for attending that!

  4. Susan Langton

    I ordered the book from Barnes and Noble – at your request/behest – right before I registered. Is Barnes and Noble still committed to their promise of 10% contribution?

  5. Susan Langton

    Oops, I ordered it from Book Revue. (I got my bookstores mixed up). I did order it right before i registered. Please check with Book Revue

    1. admin Post author

      Yes, Susan. Book Revue is providing books at a 10% discount, with a percentage of proceeds from all sales going to Newsday’s Covid charities. Hope you enjoy the event!


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