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Join us on September 14th, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, NY for a unique evening when Kurt Andersen talks about his new book, FANTASYLAND: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History.  Audience Q&A and book signing follows.  

Meet columnist and author Kurt Andersen, co-founder of Spy magazine and host and co-creator of the Peabody Award-winning public radio program Studio 360. With FANTASYLAND, a sweeping, eloquent history of America, Andersen demonstrates that what’s happening in our country today—this strange, post-factual, “fake news” moment we’re all living through—is not entirely new, but rather the ultimate expression of our national character and path. America was founded by wishful dreamers, magical thinkers, and true believers, by impresarios and their audiences, by hucksters and their suckers.

Kurt Andersen will be in conversation with Diane Masciale, Vice President & General Manager of WLIW21. She is also Executive Producer of local productions at WNET, parent company of WLIW21 and THIRTEEN, and operator of NJTV. This Long Island native is responsible for day-to-day operations of WLIW21, the country’s 4th most-watched PBS station.  Masciale, a three-time National Emmy Award-winner, is a veteran news executive having last served as Executive Editor of ABC’s Good Morning America and Executive Producer in the ABC Long Form Unit. Previously, she was Acting Executive Producer and Senior Broadcast Producer at NBC’s Today Show as well as Senior Broadcast Producer at Dateline NBC.

Tickets, which include the book FANTASYLAND, must be purchased in advance.  Members $40 | Public $45.  Click here to purchase tickets

Special thanks to Book Revue for providing the books for this event.

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  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?

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    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!

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  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

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  3. Maureen Hardiman

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

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    1. admin Post author

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

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