The pandemic has led a lot of people to ponder and re-examine aspects of their personal lives, and look at social constructs and systems in a new light. This was true for Andrina Wekontash Smith, and she reckoned with those thoughts and feelings the best way she knows how — she turned them into art.
Author Jeffrey Sussman will speak about his new book “Holocaust Fighters: Boxers, Resisters, and Avengers” at three area libraries in the coming weeks.
On Friday, October 15, at 7 p.m., artist/author Justin Beal and muralist/children’s book author Katie Yamasaki will discuss the life and work of the latter’s grandfather, Minoru Yamasaki (1912–1986), the architect of the World Trade Center.
Bedside Reading, which places a wide variety of complimentary books by the bedsides of East End inns and boutique properties throughout the United States, celebrates the fall season with a new collection of books the weekend of October 8.
I started writing the Willie Black mystery series back in 2010 after a long career of writing literary fiction (10 of those so far). Some of the first 10 Willies (all published by The Permanent Press) were based loosely on real events in the very real city of Richmond, where I live. No. 11, though, was different.
On Tuesday, October 5, at 3 p.m. East Hampton Library hosts a virtual talk entitled “Lawrence of Arabia and his love of Classical Music,” a presentation featuring original recordings of his favorite composers and singers.
You could say that, as an author, Bill Schutt is drawn to unusual subjects. A vertebrate zoologist at the American Museum of Natural History, Schutt has written non-fiction books on several offbeat topics, offering insight and intrigue into the scientific facts of the world around us.
Bedside Reading continues the summer season with an extra weekend of summer reads for the weekend of September 17.
On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., the Parrish Art Museum presents an illustrated talk by artist/author Jason Beal on “Sandfuture” (MIT Press, September 2021), his forthcoming publication about the life of World Trade Center architect Minoru Yamasaki (1912–1986), followed by a book signing.
Bedside Reading celebrates the end of summer with enough reads for the entire three-day Labor Day weekend and a special Bedside Reading 2021 Hamptons Book Lovers’ Guide previewing the best in fall reads.
For a few hardy souls who remember, next week will mark the 70th anniversary of the capsizing of the Montauk fishing boat Pelican. For me, it’s a 20th anniversary because it was 20 years ago that I first learned of the terrible event that cost the lives of 45 people and began to develop a deep connection to it, which led to the writing of a book titled “Dark Noon.”
On Sunday, August 29, at 3 p.m. Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor hosts author Eileen Obser who will discuss her new book “Three Rooms, Shared Bath: A Landlady in the Hamptons.” The book follows Diana Long, a middle-aged widow who rents rooms in her East Hampton home, but feels pressured to make changes in her life.
The Barnes Landing Association will hold its 20th annual “Anna Mirabai Lytton Writers’ and Artists’ Showcase” on Saturday, August 21, from 2:30 to 4 p.m., in the parking lot across the street from the Barnes Landing Association Meeting House, at the intersection of Barnes Hole Road and Waters Edge in Springs.
On Friday, August 20, from 4 to 7 p.m., fine art photographer Drew Doggett will take part in a book signing in celebration of the launch of his latest hard-cover coffee table book “Wild: The Legendary Horses of Sable Island.” The event will be held at Zadeh, located at 94 Main Street in Southampton Village.
On Thursday, August 19, at 7:30 p.m., former New York Attorney General Robert Abrams will discuss his best-selling memoir, “The Luckiest Guy in the World: My Journey in Politics” at The Hampton Synagogue Author Discussion Series.