About the Event

Authors Night is a lavish fundraiser to benefit the East Hampton Library. All proceeds go directly to the Library. Beginning in 2005 with a handful of dinners and a few hundred attendees, it has grown to be the premier literary event of the Hamptons with 100 authors and more than 1,000 people in attendance.

Authors Book Signing Cocktail Reception from 5-7:30pm

Enjoy fabulous hors d’oeuvres and wine under the tent. Meet your favorite authors, buy their books and have them inscribed. The most recent titles for each author will be available for purchase at the event.

Tickets: $100; available at the door.

Dinner Parties begin at 8pm

You’re in for a wonderful surprise when you join the party at a lovely Hamptons home. You get to choose your party.

Tickets: Dinner party tickets start at $300 (includes entry to book signing reception). Higher level dinner party tickets come with priority dinner party choices and other benefits.

Click here to view dinner party choices.

Event Location

Authors Night 2016 will take place in the Village of East Hampton, at a location to be announced.

Event Hashtag



2016 Authors Night Committee


Founding Honorary Co-Chairs

Alec Baldwin

Barbara Goldsmith


Honorary Co-Chairs

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Event Co-Chairs

Dennis Fabiszak

Sheila Rogers


Author’s Reception Chair

Patti Kenner


Event Committee Co-Chairs

Diana Dayton Deichert

Carrie Doyle

Maureen Egen

Jenny Mulligan

Amy Levin Schaeffer

Event Committee

Sue Avedon

Ann W. Chapman

Sandra Crystal

Sara Davison

Rob Deichert

Amy Eller

Stuart Epstein

Patti Ferrin

Isabel Furlaud

Emmie Greene

Sam Hankin


Valerie Heller

Judith Hope

Rona Klopman

Keri Lamparter

Gail Parker

Celia Paul

Stephen Rosen

Janet Ross

Deborah Walter

Dawn Watson