On Thursday, December 17, at 6 p.m., The Peter Matthiessen Center will host a virtual gathering featuring an intimate reading of a few favorite passages of Peter Matthiessen’s most admired works by former friends and colleagues in the literary, environmental, human rights and Zen Buddhist world.
The Montauk Library and Friends of the Montauk Library will present “An Interview with Author Peter Bové” a virtual program, on December 1 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
On Saturday, December 5, at 4 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton will host an event with Elaine Pagels, author of numerous best-selling books about religion. Her most recent book, “Why Religion? A Personal Memoir,” is a departure from her earlier writings and one in which she tells her own story, and why she loves investigating the history of religion.
As a boy, Jeffrey Sussman spent Saturday mornings working at his father’s garment manufacturing facility in Queens. One day, he witnessed a rather testy exchange taking place between his father and a man he did not know. The man pointed his finger at Sussman's dad like a gun and said, ‘We’ll get you.’ That incident was his introduction to the world of New York mobsters,
Since it will be a while before any of us can do much traveling, The Montauk Library has announced a new virtual “Armchair Travel Book Club.” The
The East Hampton Library’s Long Island Collection has unveiled two new exhibits in the four display cases in the library’s front lobby.
Join Kathryn Szoka, Maryann Calendrille, co-owners of Canio's Books in Sag Harbor, and Canio Pavone, himself, on Thursday, November 19, at 6:30 p.m. as they host a virtual celebration of Canio's Books' 40th anniversary.
When you walk to the end of the newly refurbished Long Wharf in Sag Harbor and gaze out over the waters of Peconic Bay, it’s easy to imagine the scene a century and a half ago when this was a whaling port. On November 17 Bay Street Theater, which coincidentally sits at the foot of that wharf, will dive headlong into the world of whaling with a student-friendly production of Herman Melville’s classic “Moby Dick; or, The Whale.”
“Restitution,” Janet Lee Berg’s book, will be the focus of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons’ virtual book club on November 12, from noon to 1 p.m. Berg will discuss the book with Rabbi Debra Stein, cantor of the Jewish Center.
Beginning November 10, and continuing each Tuesday through December 8, Montauk Library will host a fall virtual reading and discussion series titled “Your Silence Will Not Protect You! — The Writing of Audre Lorde,” a Humanities New York Reading Program.
As a writer, Tom Clavin is typically focused on telling the real life stories of notable characters. A New York Times bestselling author, his many non-fiction titles have revisited the high and low points of some of this country’s most notable historic figures — from Wild West legend Wyatt Earp and founding father George Washington, to baseball heroes such as Roger Maris and Joe DiMaggio. But in his newest book, “Promise,” the subject Clavin delves into most is Clavin himself.
I wish I could remember the first time I stepped into Canio’s Books, which would have been in the spring of 1982... It took a little time for me to fully appreciate what has become a local cultural institution, with Canio’s Books celebrating its 40th anniversary this month. It almost never made it, thanks to me, because I sort of set it on fire. I’ll get back to that in a minute.
Although she came to this country when she was 14, Barbara Pitschel Goldowsky, now 84, never lost her indomitable heritage growing up in Nazi Germany in the make-do household of a remarkably creative and resilient mother.
Heather Dune Macadam, an East End author and former professor at SUNY Southampton, has received one of the coveted 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships. Macadam’s body of work focuses on finding and telling the stories of girls lost to the Holocaust.
It’s short, free (just google) and, yes, another fictional take on a pandemic, but Edgar Allan Poe’s 1842 Gothic horror tale, “The Masque of the Red Death,” anticipates some of our own dismissive attitudes based on willful ignorance and crass indifference.