East Hampton’s Library 15th Annual Authors Night Benefit
August 11, 2019: On Saturday East Hampton’s Library hosted their 15th annual Authors Night to benefit the Library’s essential programs and services throughout the coming year. Press arrived around 4:30 and the authors started trickling in shorty after for a brief meet and greet with the press, before heading off to their assigned spots and their respective dinners afterwards. Honorary Founding Chair, Alec Baldwin, was one of the first to arrive along with Honorary Co-Chairs, Candace Bushnell, Douglas Brinkley, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Robert A. Caro, Rosanne Cash, and Bridget Moynahan.
Additional Participating Authors Included: Cristina Alger, Amanda Benchley, Jamie Brenner, Douglas Brinkley, Candace Bushnell, Robert A. Caro, Rosanne Cash, Tom Clavin, Garrard Conley, Fiona Davis, Steven Gambrel, John Glynn, Mary Giuliani, Jane Green, Alice Harris, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Elizabeth Holtzman, David Itzkoff, Barbara Kavovit, Ingrid Fetell Lee, Chrishaunda Lee Perez,Thomas Maier, Bridget Moynahan, Kat Odell, Chris Pavone, Holly Peterson, Joanne Ramos, Dan Rizzie, Gretchen Rubin, Gianni Russo, Jill Santopolo, Dani Shapiro, Michael Shnayerson, Jill Twiss, Sybille van Kempen, Vicky Ward, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Beatriz Williams, Jessica Yellin, Richard Zoglin and more.
The evening began at 5 pm with the Authors Book Signing Reception under a tent, where roughtly 2,000 guests enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres, while mingling with the authors, buy their books and have them personally inscribed. Twenty-eight private dinner parties, each featuring one or more of the guest authors, followed the reception at 8 pm.
All proceeds benefit the East Hampton Library and are used for essential programs and services at the Library throughout the next year.
Photography: Barry Gordin