Welcome to Long Island’s literary festival, now in our fourth year.  Our signature event, a day of workshops, best-selling author talks/readings and book  signings, is taking place on

Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington

Full Day Ticket (includes 1 workshop): $45 Cinema Arts Members/$50 Public


Arrive at 10 am for a FREE workshop (with LitFest ticket purchase).  Visit our pop–up bookstore, purchase our authors’ books and head to Session 1 at 11 am, featuring: Annabelle Gurwitch, Susan Rieger in conversation with David Denby, and Meg Wolitzer.

We 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, our emcee is former Friars Club roast writer and historian, Barry Dougherty!

Our stellar authors:


Select one workshop, FREE with your ticket to LitFest.  Advance registration required. Seating is limited.

Workshop A:  Storytelling Improv

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The Moth winner Tracey Segarra of “Now You’re Talking! A Storytelling Show,” speaks to participants about the basics of live storytelling and  leads a brief game to identify possible storytelling subjects.

Workshop B:  How to Publish a Children’s Book and a Non-Fiction Book

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Authors Liza Burby and Rudy Shur talk to attendees about the techniques they need to employ to get their manuscripts published. Books will be available for purchase.

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15 thoughts on “

  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!


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