Literature

Bedside Reading Brings New Reads to East End Inns

Bedside Reading continues the summer season with an extra weekend of summer reads for the weekend of September 17.

Justin Beal Discusses the Life and Impact of Architect Minoru Yamasaki

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 Labor Day Books

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.

Remembering the 70th Anniversary of the Pelican Tragedy

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.”

Eileen Obser’s Take on Life as a Landlady

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.

Annual Anna Mirabai Lytton Writers’ and Artists’ Showcase.

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.

Meet the Horses of Sable Island 

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.

Meet the Luckiest Guy in Politics

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.

Colson Whitehead’s ‘Sag Harbor’ To Be HBO Series

Colson Whitehead, the Pulitzer-prize-winning novelist known for “The Underground Railroad” and “The Nickel Boys,” among others, is having his 2009 book “Sag Harbor” turned into a television series for HBO Max.

Eileen Obser’s ‘Three Rooms, Shared Bath’: Confessions of a Hamptons Landlady

For those who can carve out time during a hectic time of year, the author and teacher Eileen Obser will be discussing her new novel, “Three Rooms, Shared Bath,” next Thursday, August 19, at 6 p.m. as part of the East Hampton Library’s “Author Talk” series.

The Season for ‘Moby-Dick’

Canio Books’ popular Moby-Dick Marathon is back for 2021 and will be bigger than ever this September, as residents emerge from a year of lockdown to gather at several Sag Harbor institutions from September 10 to 12 to read Melville’s classic in its entirety.

Judy Batalion Takes Part in Author Discussion Series

On Thursday, August 12, at 7:30 p.m., author Judy Batalion will discuss her New York Times best-seller, “The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos,” as part of The Hampton Synagogue Author Discussion Series.

Noel Hankin Recalls the Birth of Black Discos

On Saturday, August 7, Eastville Community Historical Society (ECHS) headquartered at the Heritage House, 139 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor, celebrates its 40 year anniversary with a first-hand account of the birth of the disco movement in the early 1970s followed by a dance party.

A True Tale of Nazi Plunder

On Thursday, August 5, at 7:30 p.m., Menachem Kaiser will discuss his celebrated book, “Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasures” at The Hampton Synagogue Author Discussion Series.

Michael Shnayerson Discusses Bugsy Siegel

n Thursday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m., author Michael Shnayerson will discuss his celebrated biography, “Bugsy Siegel: The Dark Side of the American Dream” at The Hampton Synagogue Author Discussion Series.

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