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!



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! 

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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 signingSunday, 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

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Sheila Nevins has been responsible for overseeing the development and production of more than 1000  documentaries for HBO, HBO2 and Cinemax.  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, 35 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 numerous prestigious career achievement awards including, the Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, an Emmy® Lifetime Achievement Award and a Personal Peabody in recognition of her work and ongoing commitment to excellence. She is also a recipient of a DOC NYC Lifetime Achievement Award,  a Gotham Awards Tribute and was made an NYU Tisch School of the Arts Honoree.


Coming Up on March 10: Meet André Aciman, author of the novel, Call Me By Your Name with a special screening of the film, followed by a conversation with Debra Markowitz, Director of the Nassau County Film Office. Audience Q&A, book signing reception. Tickets include a copy of the book. Available now!  Click here to 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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