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Summer Online with BookHampton

BookHampton has a whole series of virtual events coming up now that summer is officially here.

Dermont Will Sign Copies of ‘The Hamptons Kitchen’

Stacy Dermont, co-author of “The Hamptons Kitchen,” a new cookbook that was written with Hillary Davis, will be on hand at the Sag Harbor Farmers Market on Saturday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to sign copies of the new book.

It’s a Scandal on Plum Island!

At 840 acres, Plum Island is the site of the CDC's animal research facility and has long been a source of fascination and speculation. But in her new book, “Scandal on Plum Island: A Commander Becomes the Accused,” Wainscott author Marian E. Lindberg tells a tale of a very different Plum Island from the early years of the 20th century,

Guild Hall Marks ‘Bloomsday’ with a Virtual One-Man Show

To most people, June 16 is just another nondescript day on the calendar. But to fans of James Joyce, it’s Bloomsday.

Authors Night and the Free Children’s Fair go Online this Summer  

The East Hampton Library will host its annual summer celebrations, Authors Night and the Free Children’s Fair, as interactive online events this year. Both events, which are traditionally held on the second weekend of August, will be hosted online during the same approximate time frame.

Susan Scarf Merrell’s novel ‘Shirley’ Makes its Debut on the big (little) Screen

The new film “Shirley” is about the acerbic and moody writer Shirley Jackson. Though it is set in the early 1950s in the college town of Bennington, Vermont, you could say it was a walk in the woods of Sag Harbor that in­spired it all.

‘Longest Way Round Is The Shortest Way Home’

Attention all fans of great literature and superb acting – Bloomsday approaches! Join Guild Hall on Tuesday, June 16, from 8 to 10 p.m. to celebrate one of Ireland (and the world’s) finest writers, James Joyce, and his novel “Ulysses” as read and performed by a legend of the American stage, Austin Pendleton.

Tom Clavin’s Wild West Triology Ends in ‘Tombstone’

Tom Clavin’s most recent book, “Tombstone: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday and the Vendetta Ride from Hell,” was published by St. Martin’s Press on April 21. One impact of the coronavirus on all authors has been the inability to go out on tour. Fortunately, Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor has devised a way for Clavin to talk about his book virtually, via Zoom, and he will do exactly that on Saturday, May 30, at 5 p.m.

Is the Future of Writing Conferences Virtual?

This summer, Stony Brook Southampton will attempt something it has never done before — offer its annual Writers Conference totally online.

A Weekend Filled with Virtual Book Talks

Welcome back to Florida’s Camino Island, where anything can happen — even a murder in the midst of a hurricane, which might prove to be the perfect crime … Put simply, that’s the plot of John Grisham’s newest beach read, “Camino Winds,” and on Friday, May 22, at noon, BookHampton is offering a free virtual lunch with the best-selling author.

Life During Wartime

Cantor/Rabbi Debra Stein of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons will lead an online book discussion on Thursday, May 21 to delve into “The Wartime Sisters,” a book by Lynda Cohen Loigman.

History Books and Beer!

Join the Southampton History Museum and Rogers Memorial Library for “History Books & Beer: Part II with The Reverend W. Patrick Edwards,” live on Zoom on Thursday, May 7.

Sag Harbor’s Colson Whitehead Wins Second Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Sag Harbor’s native son Colson Whitehead has just joined a rarified group of authors who have won not one, but two Pulitzer Prizes for fiction. And he’s the first in history to do it for back-to-back novels.

BookHampton Celebrates Madeleine Albright on Mother’s Day Weekend

BookHampton has come up with a way to give mom a break on May 8 by indulging her in a virtual literary event to celebrate another hard working woman — former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, author of the memoir “Hell and Other Destinations.”

A Virtual Variety Show, Music, Theater and Film Planned For This Weekend

With another weekend of responsible social distancing upon us, several arts organizations are offering online programming in an effort to break up the monotony...

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Carefully sketching in her studio space, 28-year-old Jodi Bentivegna let her long brown hair fall to the side as she nudged her glasses to look up and greet Southampton Arts Center (SAC) patrons. This was way back on February 9, and the young artist was excited to debut her work at one of the largest art museum’s on the East End.