Celebrated authors join together to benefit East Hampton Library

Authors Night Returns




It’s the premier literary event on the East End. East Hampton Library’s 15th annual Authors Night fundraiser will be held on Saturday, August 10, in Amagansett.

The evening features 100 authors from a range of genres. Featured authors will include the event’s founding Honorary Chair Alec Baldwin, along with an impressive lineup of honorary co-chairs that include Robert Caro, Rosanne Cash, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Candace Bushnell, Douglas Brinkley, and Bridget Moynahan. Additional participating authors include Tom Clavin, Steven Gambrel, Sybille van Kempen, Jamie Brenner, Barbara Kavovit, Holly Peterson, and Jeffrey Sussman, to name a few.

“As we mark the 15th anniversary of Authors Night, we’re thankful for the outstanding generosity, participation, and support for the event that we’ve received from both the local and literary communities,” said Dennis Fabiszak, East Hampton Library’s director.

The event has grown to be one of the most successful literary celebrations in the country, and one of the largest library-author events of its kind.

“The funds raised at Authors Night enable the library to provide our diverse community with essential programming and services throughout the year — all free of charge,” Fabiszak continued.

For the second consecutive year, the event will be held under a tent on the “555” field in Amagansett, located just east of the IGA.

The event begins at 5 PM with an authors reception. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine while meeting and mingling with the authors, all while enjoying the opportunity to purchase books and have them signed. Following the reception, at 8 PM, guests can choose to head to dinner parties at private homes. Each dinner honors one of the participating authors.

Proceeds from this special event benefit the East Hampton Library, which has been serving the community since 1897.

Tickets are $100 for the Authors Reception only, and begin at $300 for the dinners. For tickets and a full list of authors, visit www.authorsnight.org. Tickets are also available at the East Hampton Library.

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