Check out our upcoming events— Anna Quindlen, Irwin Winkler, Jennifer Weiner in conversation with Susan Isaacs and , Sex & the City’s Candace Bushnell in August!  Scroll down …

Long Island LitFest Presents Anna Quindlen

Monday, April 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm, The Landmark on Main Street, Port Washington

in conversation with Long Island author Judy Blundell

Your $35 ticket includes a copy of Nanaville, author talk, Q&A, and book signing !


Exclusive Long Island appearance! 

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New, from Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and #1 New York Times bestselling author ANNA QUINDLEN, a bighearted book of wisdom, wit, and insight, celebrating the love and joy of being a grandmother.

Before blogs even existed, Anna Quindlen became a go-to writer on the joys and challenges of family, motherhood, and modern life, in her nationally syndicated column. Now she’s taking the next step and going full nana in the pages of this lively, beautiful, and moving book about being a grandmother. Quindlen offers thoughtful and telling observations about her new role, no longer mother and decision-maker but secondary character and support to the parents of her grandson. She writes, “Where I once led, I have to learn to follow.” Eventually a close friend provides words to live by: “Did they ask you?”

Candid, funny, frank, and illuminating, Quindlen’s singular voice has never been sharper or warmer. With the same insights she brought to motherhood in Living Out Loud and to growing older in Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, this new nana uses her own experiences to illuminate those of many others.

Judy Blundell is a New York Times bestselling author. Her novel What I Saw and How I Lied won the 2008 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. The High Season is her first novel for adults. She lives on Long Island with her husband and daughter.

A special thank you to the Dolphin Bookshop for providing the books.

Long Island LitFest Presents the Legendary Irwin Winkler

Monday, April 29, 7:30 pm at Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington


Tickets  ($30 Cinema Arts Members/$35 Public) include A Life in Movies: Stories from 50 Years in Hollywood, Q&A and book signing

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Join us for a special talk with legendary film producer and director IRWIN WINKLER, whose latest production, The Irishman, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Ray Romano, and many others, will be released later this year. Winkler has also produced numerous films in a career spanning over fifty years, including Rocky, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, De-Lovely, The Right Stuff, The Wolf of Wall Street, Creed and others. His films have garnered 12 Academy Awards and 52 Oscar nominations. He is the only producer honored with three films on the American Film Institute’s list of “Top 100 Films.”

Irwin Winkler’s rollicking autobiography, A Life in Movies: Stories from 50 Years in Hollywood, tells the stories of his career through his many films as a producer and then as a writer and director, charting the changes in Hollywood over the past decades. Winkler started in the famous William Morris mailroom and made his first film—starring Elvis—in the last days of the old studio system. Beginning in the late 1960s, and then for decades to come, he produced a string of provocative and influential films, making him one of the most critically lauded, prolific, and commercially successful producers of his era. Filled with tales of legendary and beloved films, as well as some not-so-legendary and forgotten ones, A Life in Movies takes readers behind the scenes and into the history of Hollywood.

Long Island LitFest Presents Jennifer Weiner 

in conversation with Susan Isaacs

Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 pm, Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington

Tickets ($35 Cinema Arts Members/$40 Public) include Mrs. Everything, author talk, Q&A, and book signing!



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Exclusive Long Island appearance! 

A #1 New York Times bestselling author, JENNIFER WEINER‘s books have spent over five years on the New York Times bestseller list with over 11 million copies in print in 36 countries.

She is the author of the novels Good in Bed (2001); In Her Shoes (2002), which was turned into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine; Little Earthquakes (2004); Goodnight Nobody (2005); the short story collection The Guy Not Taken (2006) and many others.  Also a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times Op-Ed and Sunday Review, Weiner’s essays – “Mean Girls in the Retirement Home” and “Another Thing to Hate About Ourselves” – rose to the top of the “most emailed” lists and have been reprinted in newspapers and media outlets across the world. Her work has also been published in dozens of newspapers and magazines, including Seventeen, Redbook, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Allure, Ladies Home Journal, Time and Good Housekeeping and she has appeared on many national television programs, including The Today ShowGood Morning America, and CBS Sunday Morning.

In a juicy page-turner, infused with engaging characters, Mrs. Everything is an exploration of women’s rights, sexual freedom, and the changing landscape of American politics. From 1951 to 2016 and beyond, Weiner covers 70 years of American history through sisters Jo & Bethie; from bell bottoms to shoulder pads, from Jell-O to Julia Child, from Peter, Paul & Mary to the Indigo Girls, from the Me Generation to #metoo. Painting on a broader canvas, Weiner explores not only the arc of two specific women’s lives, but also how the place of women in society has changed over the course of the 20th century. The novel ultimately asks if women today are any freer or more fulfilled than those of their mothers’ and grandmothers’ generations, and speaks to the paradigm-shifting power of women who tell the truth about their lives.

NPR’s Fresh Air called SUSAN ISAACS “Jane Austen with a schmear.”  She is the bestselling author of fourteen novels, including Compromising Positions, Shining Through, After All These Years, and As Husbands Go. Her most recent, Takes One to Know One, which takes place on Long Island, is the first of a new series and will be published this October.  Before turning to fiction, Susan worked as an editor of Seventeen and as a freelance political speechwriter. She is chair of the board of the literary organization Poets & Writers and a past president of Mystery Writers of America. She and her husband, a criminal defense lawyer, live on Long Island.

Long Island LitFest Presents Candace Bushnell 

Monday, August 12, 7:30 pm, Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington


Tickets ($45 Cinema Arts Members /$50 Public) include a copy of Is There Still Sex in the City — coming soon as a Paramount television series —  author talk, Q&A, and book signing!

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CANDACE BUSHNELL is the critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of Sex and the City, Four Blondes, Lipstick Jungle, The Carrie Diaries, One Fifth Avenue, Trading Up, Summer and the City, and Killing Monica. Sex and the City, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies. Lipstick Jungle became a popular television series on NBC, as did The Carrie Diaries on the CW.

Now, in IS THERE STILL SEX IN THE CITY? Bushnell returns to the city and sex to give us another piercing, sly, and sometimes heartbreaking look at sex, dating, and friendship in New York City after 50.  Bushnell looks at love and life from all angles—marriage and children, divorce and bereavement, as well as the very real pressures on women to maintain their youth and have it all. This is a pull-no-punches social commentary and an indispensable companion to one of the most revolutionary dating books of the twentieth century.

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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