Welcome to Long Island’s first literary festival, now in our fourth year. Save the date: 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!
ANNOUNCING TWO SPECIAL FEBRUARY EVENTS:
ILong Island LitFest Presents “Living, Out Loud: Writers Riff on Love, Sweat & Fears.” Sunday, February 18, 4 pm at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington. Tickets now on sale here. $11 Cinema Arts Centre Members | $16 Public
Featuring popular Newsday columnist Lane Filler!
Be part of a fun, unique and intimate afternoon — A celebration of words as seven writers read their personal stories — some are humorous, some bittersweet, all will move you. With Rolling Stones memoirist Bill German, New York Times Modern Love writer Paula Ganzi Licata, Long Island LitFest founder and author Claudia Gryvatz Copquin, former longtime Friars Club writer/author Barry Dougherty, New York Emmy Award winner Iyna Bort Caruso and Boston Globe essayist Robin Eileen Bernstein.
Long Island LitFest Presents the legendary Sheila Nevins, President, HBO Documentary Films and author of the New York Times bestselling book You Don’t Look Your Age… and Other Fairy Tales. Author talk, audience Q&A, reception and book signing. Sunday, February 25 at 4 pm at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington. Tickets, which include the book, are now on sale here. $35 Cinema Arts Centre Members | $45 Public
Sheila Nevins has been responsible for overseeing the development and production of all documentaries for HBO, HBO2 and Cinemax since February 2004. Nevins will be speaking about her career at HBO and about her New York Times bestselling humor book You Don’t Look Your Age… and Other Fairy Tales, published by Flatiron Books in 2017.
As an executive producer or producer, Nevins has received 32 Primetime Emmy® Awards, 34 News and Documentary Emmys® and 42 George Foster Peabody Awards. During her tenure, HBO’s critically acclaimed documentaries have gone on to win 26 Academy Awards®, the most recently of which was “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” in 2016. Nevins has been honored with several prestigious career achievement awards including, most recently, the 2009 Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and was made an NYU Tisch School of the Arts Honoree.