Here’s what’s coming up:

Long Island LitFest and Newsday Live Present Luis Miranda, Jr. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Meet activist, political consultant and creator of Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights, Hamilton) in a fascinating talk with moderators Joye Brown, Newsday Associate Editor and Dan Janison, Newsday Columnist. This is a FREE virtual talk about Miranda’s life, his passion as a dad, his career and his involvement in bringing Hamilton to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Then, for more, watch the HBO documentary, Siempre Luis. Please register in advance at

Long island LitFest and Newsday Live Present Chef Jacques Pépin

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Join us for a free, virtual talk with worldwide acclaimed French chef Jacques Pépin in conversation with Newsday longtime food writer Erica Marcus, when they chat about his renowned career,  his latest cookbook, Quick & Simple, and the Jacques Pépin Foundation.

Jacques Pépin is the winner of sixteen James Beard Awards and a Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award, and author of twenty-nine cookbooks including Quick & SimpleA Grandfather’s LessonsJacques Pépin Heart & Soul in the Kitchen, and Essential Pépin. He has starred in twelve acclaimed PBS cooking series and was awarded France’s highest distinction, the Legion of Honor.

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20 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!

  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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