New York City-based artist Curtis Kulig and poet Max Blagg recently released “Loud Money,” a publication featuring a series of collaborative works. Blagg will be at the Arts Center at Duck Creek on Sunday, July 18, at 4 p.m. to read from the new monograph.
On June 26, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center honored the late fashion model Jean Patchett with a book signing featuring Robert and Lois Lilley, authors of “Jean Patchett: American Goddess.” Patchett, a former Westhampton Beach resident and dedicated benefactor to the theater, died in 2002.
On Thursday, July 1, 7:30 p.m., Emmy and Tony Award-nominated actress Tovah Feldshuh, who recently portrayed Dr. Ruth Westheimer in the one-woman play “Becoming Dr. Ruth” at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, will read from and discuss her recent book “Lilyville: Mother, Daughter, and Other Roles I’ve Played” as part of the Hampton Synagogue’s Author Discussion Series.
Bedside Reading, which distributes tote bags filled with complimentary books for guests staying in hotels and inns around the South Fork throughout the summer, is celebrating Independence Day by shining a spotlight on indie authors and publishers. To that end, this weekend’s collection of books to be distributed to local partner inns includes fiction, historical fiction, self-help and memoirs by the program’s participating authors.
On the edge of Sag Harbor Village, Erika Hecht lives in a modest home surrounded by what she loves — books and art, colorful rugs, an eclectic mix of modern and antique furniture, a lovely backyard with towering trees. “Wherever I am is my home,” she mused on Saturday morning. “It seems to me I’m carrying my home with me.”
Author Catherine Chung will join the Jewish Center of the Hamptons’ Rabbi Debra Stein, Cantor, to discuss her novel “The Tenth Muse” as part of a virtual book club taking place Thursday, June 24, at 5 p.m.
Fran Castan, a poet residing at Peconic Landing in Greenport, has been awarded the United Kingdom’s Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.
On Thursday, June 24, at 12:30 p.m., those curious about whales and art will be able to Zoom into a talk sponsored by Canio’s Books as a kind of heads-up to its biennial Moby Dick Marathon, to run this fall over HarborFest weekend in Sag Harbor starting September 10. The speaker, 63-year-old prize-winning author Philip Hoare, who inaugurated the Moby Dick Big Read project and exhibition at The University of Plymouth, England, in 2011, acknowledges he has a “whale obsession.”
The Social Justice Committee of Temple Adas Israel in partnership with The Church will welcome Don Lemon, host of CNN’s “Don Lemon Tonight,” home to Sag Harbor to talk about his book “This Is the Fire" on Sunday, June 13, at 10 a.m., at The Church. The event will be streamed live.
A book signing for Janine Veto’s recently released memoir “Unknown Bodies: Mothers Daughters and Adoption,” will take place on Saturday, June 26, at Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Born Jewish in Hungary in the 1930s, Erika Hecht, who lives in Sag Harbor, became a “Hidden Child,” one of many Jewish children who were provided with false identities and survived World War II as Christians. Her story is detailed in “Don’t Ask My Name,” a memoir of a woman’s journey through one of the darkest chapters of the 20th century.
Before “Hamilton” became a global musical phenomenon, before Lin-Manuel Miranda became a household name, a little show called “In the Heights” shook up Broadway with its hip-hop and salsa soundtrack and big, bilingual heart.
Upon his death on May 29, 2018, at the age of 87, poet, playwright and novelist Joe Pintauro bequeathed his literary archives to the John Jermain Memorial Library. Now, after several postponements in the last year due to COVID-19, on Friday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m., the Joe Pintauro Papers will finally and officially be dedicated at the library with an in-person event for a limited number of people.
When you hear the name Daniel Boone, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it the coonskin cap? His death at the Alamo, perhaps? Or maybe it’s that the most accurate onscreen portrayal of him was offered in the 1960s by actor Fess Parker? Well, according to author Tom Clavin, none of the above is true.
This week, Bedside Reading begins its 20th season of placing complimentary books on nightstands in hotels and inns around the South Fork. Beach totes filled with books are delivered to hotel partners on 10 select summer weekends, kicking off Memorial Day weekend.