A Night of Laughter:

Long Island LitFest Presents Humorists Dave Barry & Adam Mansbach

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 7:30 pm, Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington


Tickets include a copy of A Field Guide to the Jewish People, authors talk, Q&A and book signing

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Meet in person the hilarious authors of A Field Guide to the Jewish People: Who They Are, Where They Come From, What to Feed Them, What They Have Against Foreskins, How Come They Carry Each Other Around on Chairs … and Much More. Maybe Too Much More.



DAVE BARRY is a Pulitzer Prize-winning humor writer and bestselling author of Best. State. Ever:  A Florida Man Defends His Homeland and the more recent, Lessons from Lucy.  For many years he wrote a newspaper column that appeared in more than 500 newspapers. Barry has also written thirty books, including the novels Big Trouble, Lunatics, Tricky Business and Insane City.  Two of Barry’s books were the basis for the CBS sitcom Dave’s World.

ADAM MANSBACH is a novelist, screenwriter, cultural critic and humorist. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Go the F**k to Sleep, which has been translated into forty languages, named Time Magazine’s 2011 “Thing of the Year,” and sold over two million copies worldwide. The 2014 sequel, You Have to F*****g Eat, is also a New York Times bestseller.

Don’t miss this very special event!

Long Island LitFest Presents Augusten Burroughs

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 7:30 pm at Tilles Center–Krasnoff Theater, LIU Campus


Your $40 ticket (plus svs charge) includes Toil & Trouble, author talk, Q&A

Plus at special $20 rate for students (does not include the book) at the Tilles Center Box Office.

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Meet blockbuster memoirist Augusten Burroughs when he appears on Long Island with his highly anticipated Toil & Trouble. For as long as Augusten Burroughs could remember, he knew things he shouldn’t have known. He manifested things that shouldn’t have come to pass. And he told exactly no one about this, save one person: his mother.

Augusten Burroughs is the author of Running with Scissors, Dry, Magical Thinking: True Stories, Possible Side Effects, A Wolf at the Table and You Better Not Cry. He is also the author of the novel Sellevision, which has been optioned for film. The film version of Running with Scissors, directed by Ryan Murphy and produced by Brad Pitt, was released in October 2006 and starred Joseph Cross, Brian Cox, Annette Bening (nominated for a Golden Globe for her role), Alec Baldwin and Evan Rachel Wood.

The conversation will be moderated by Valerie Kellogg, a deputy editor at Newsday. A resident of Huntington, she holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree in art history from LIU Post, which she attended on a full academic and music scholarship package. Valerie edits Newsday’s LI Home and Family sections and has appeared throughout the years in various segments on News 12 Long Island. Over her 19-year tenure at Newsday, she has edited in the opinion, features and business sections.

Long Island LitFest Presents Rachael Ray

Monday, October 14, 2019, 7:30 pm, The Landmark on Main Street, Port Washington


Your  $40 ticket includes a signed copy of her latest book, author talk, Q&A

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Meet Rachael Ray at this exclusive Long Island appearance as she talks about turning 50 and her candid memoir-inspired cookbook featuring 25 personal essays and 125 all-new recipes.

Rachael opens up about the most memorable moments of her life in cooking. From sharing sardine sandwiches with her grandpa Emmanuel to enjoying Sicilian classics with her mother Elsa and cooking brown-butter balsamic ravioli with her husband John, Rachael has learned that good meals are as much about stories, life lessons, and beautiful moments as they are about ingredients, flavor, and preparation.

The conversation will be moderated by Erica Marcus. Erica Marcus has covered food for Newsday since 1998. She has written features about the origins of Grandma pizza, the tragedy of flavored olive oil, the fallacy of the wild Atlantic salmon, the mystery of the soft-shell lobster and many many articles that attempt to justify the hundreds of dollars she spends every year on knives. She regularly blogs at newsday.com/feedme and, in 2016, she took on the additional role of restaurant reviewer. After graduation from Swarthmore College, Erica worked at Crown Publishers, first in production and later in editorial. She rose to the rank of Senior Editor and worked on a wide range of books, including many award-winning cookbooks. She left book publishing for newspaper journalism the same year she left Manhattan for her ancestral home of Brooklyn where she still lives.

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17 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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