Announcing Long Island LitFest 2018!



New in 2018:  Cinema Arts Centre Hosting Venue


Huntington, NY (March, 2018) –  Word Up: Long Island LitFest is entering its fourth year with a new hosting venue, Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, NY, and a new roster of best-selling authors. Featured authors this year include Meg Wolitzer, former Rep. Steve Israel, Alan Zweibel (back by popular demand for the fourth year in a row), Annabelle Gurwitch, husband and wife team, David Denby and Susan Rieger in conversation, and Long Islanders Tom Clavin and Alyson Richman.  Barry Dougherty, former Friars Club roast writer and historian, once again acts as emcee.

“We are delighted to welcome one of Long Island’s premier cultural events, Long Island LitFest, to the Cinema Arts Centre,” says Dylan Skolnick, Cinema Arts Centre co-director.  “Claudia Copquin and LitFest have been great partners with us on numerous events, and it’s great that we are now working together on LitFest’s beloved annual celebration of the power of literature.”

This year Long Island LitFest is taking place on Sunday, April 29 at 11 am, with two workshops offered at 10 am, before LitFest begins: Storytelling Improv and Publishing a Children’s Book & a Non-Fiction book. These are FREE to ticketholders.

There will be two reading/speaking sessions starting at 11 am, each featuring several best-selling authors taking turns at the podium or in conversation.  Audience Q&A follows certain readings.  All books will be for sale in the Sky Room, where authors will be available for signings after each of the two reading sessions, which begin at 11 am and 1 pm.

Tickets for the full-day, which include one free workshop, are $45 to Cinema Arts Members, $50 to the general public. For the schedule of events, please visit or

Word Up: Long Island LitFest is the region’s first literary festival, now entering its fourth year.  The full day of author readings, workshops and book signings takes place in the spring. Long Island LitFest Presents produces single-author readings and book signings throughout the year.

The mission of Cinema Arts Centre is to bring the best in cinematic artistry to Long Island and use the power of film to expand the awareness and consciousness of our community. Visit or call our Box Office at 631-423-7611.

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