Welcome! Coming up —  Jodi Picoult with Julianna Margulies IN PERSON! 


Long Island LitFest and Newsday Live Present Meg Cabot

Thursday, Oct 28, 2021 at 7:30

Join us for a free virtual talk with the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries! Now she will chat with us about her new romantic comedy, No Words.  

Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to her adult contemporary fiction, she is the author of the bestselling young adult fiction series, The Princess Diaries. Over 25 million
copies of her novels for children and adults have sold worldwide, and many of them have been turned into movies and TV series.

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Long Island LitFest and Newsday Live Present Tamron Hall

Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 7:30 pm

On October 26th Emmy® Award-winning talk show host and television journalist Tamron Hall launches a new series of crime thrillers, featuring a main character modeled on herself, with AS THE WICKED WATCH: The First Jordan Manning Novel.  Join us for a free, virtual talk about the book series and Tamron Hall’s career. 

With over 20 years of journalism experience, years spent reporting on crime and tragedies across the country, and her own personal experiences, Hall is in the perfect position to launch this important new series. She has hosted six seasons of “Deadline: Crime” on Investigation Discovery. While at NBC, she was a recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for her report on domestic abuse. Tamron currently serves as an advocate for domestic violence awareness.

Please register for this event here.

IN PERSON: Long Island LitFest Presents Jodi Picoult, with Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award winner, Julianna Margulies moderating!

At The Landmark on Main Street, Port Washington

Your ticket includes a signed copy of the book. On Sale Now Here

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Join us in person, for an exciting moderated talk with Jodi Picoult, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five novels, including Small Great Things, The Book of Two Ways, Leaving Time, The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle with Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister’s Keeper. Jodi will talk about her latest, Wish You Were Here and answer audience questions after the conversation.  Don’t miss this unique event! 

As an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award winner, Julianna Margulies has achieved success in television, theatre, and film. She can currently be seen starring as Laura Peterson on the sophomore season of Apple TV+’s The Morning Show. Margulies previously starred as Alicia Florrick on the long-running hit CBS show The Good Wife, which she also produced, and is also well known for her role as one of the original cast members of ER. More recently, Margulies has starred on critically acclaimed series including Billions and The Hot Zone. Julianna has added author to her list of credits with the recent release of her memoir, Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life. She has been involved with Project ALS and Erin’s Law and is also a board member of the New York City-based MCC Theater company. She resides in New York City with her husband and son.

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Cancelled Events:

Due to a scheduling conflict The Sopranos event is cancelled. We apologize. Please check with the Landmark on Main box office if you have not been notified yet.

Long Island LitFest Presents The Sopranos Stars, IN PERSON!

At The Landmark on Main Street, Port Washington

Meet Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti) and Steve Schirripa (Bobby Baccalieri) 

Your ticket includes a signed copy of their new book. On Sale Now Here

Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Inspired by their incredibly successful Talking Sopranos podcast, The Sopranos stars Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti) and Steve Schirripa (Bobby Baccalieri) finally reveal all the Soprano family secrets in this surprising, funny, and honest new book, WOKE UP THIS MORNING — the definitive behind-the-scenes history of the groundbreaking HBO series that became a worldwide cultural phenomenon.  Join us for an exciting talk with the stars and  bring  your questions for audience Q&A!

Due to unexpected circumstances the Elizabeth Strout event is cancelled. We apologize. Please check with the Tilles Center box office if you have not been notified yet.

Long Island LitFest Presents Elizabeth Strout, in person!

At Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Campus

Monday, October 25, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Your $50 ticket includes a copy of her latest book, Oh William!. Purchase here

Come to our in person talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout. In her latest,  Oh William! Strout gives us a masterful exploration of empathy and the quiet forces that hold two people together even after they’ve grown apart. 

Elizabeth Strout is the author of Olive, Again, an Oprah’s Book Club pick; Anything Is Possible, winner of the Story Prize; My Name Is Lucy Barton, which was adapted into a Broadway play starring the Tony-nominated actress Laura Linney; The Burgess BoysOlive Kitteridge, the inspiration for the Emmy Award-winning HBO series and for which Strout was awarded the Pulitzer Prize; Abide with Me; and Amy and Isabelle, winner of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. She has also been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in London. 

This talk will be moderated by Ellen Meister, author of The Rooftop Party, Love Sold Separately and many more. Please join us! 

Recent Events:

Long Island LitFest and Newsday Live Present Susan Orlean

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm 

This is a free virtual talk. Susan Orlean has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992. She is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including The Library Book, Rin Tin Tin, Saturday Night, and The Orchid Thief, which was made into the Academy Award–winning film adaptation. 

Please register for this free event here

Long Island LitFest and Newsday Live Present Stephanie Land

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Join us for a free, virtual talk with the author of Maid, Stephanie Land, as she chats about her struggle as a single mother — and look for the Netflix series based on her book, starting on October 1st, 2021! 

To register for this event, please click here

Celebrations Book Club by Cheryl’s Cookies

Produced by Long Island LitFest

Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm EST

Register here for this free book club with the author, and receive a free cookie sampler!

Lisa Jewell is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of nineteen novels, including The Family Upstairs and Then She Was Gone, as well as Invisible Girl and Watching You. Her novels have sold over 5 million copies internationally, and her work has also been translated into twenty-eight languages. Be sure to read the book in advance so you can interact with the author during the discussion.

Long Island LitFest and Newsday Live Present Keith Boykin

Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Join us for a free, virtual talk with Keith Boykin, CNN political commentator, New York Times best-selling author, and a former White House aide to President Bill Clinton, speaking about his new book is Race Against Time: The Politics of a Darkening America. 

Please register for this free event here

24 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!

  6. Maria

    I visited newsday.com to register for the Jack Pepin chat but could not find anything about LitFest. What’s the link?

    1. admin Post author

      Thank you, Abby! Please just add your email address to the sidebar on the right — we have so many upcoming events to share with you!


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