About Authors Night 2021

ONLINE AND IN-PERSON: This summer, the East Hampton Library will present Authors Night as a hybrid series of in-person and online events as follows:


BOOK SIGNING COCKTAIL PARTY AT THE LIBRARY: Saturday, August 14 from 4 – 6 pm

Held outdoors under a tent on the library grounds, guests will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with a select group of authors, buy their books, and have them personally inscribed.

Participating Authors: For participating authors, click here. (List in formation.)

Tickets: Tickets are limited, advanced purchase required. Ticket levels: $150, $250, $500 ($500 ticket includes access to all online events). For tickets, click here.

Location: Outdoors under a tent at the East Hampton Library, 159 Main St., East Hampton, NY.  

Safety Guidelines: Masks are required unless proof of vaccination is shown via paper document or digital record, including NYS Excelsior Pass. The Library will provide complimentary masks at the entry gate for those without proof of vaccination. To obtain a NYS Excelsior Pass, click here.


INTERACTIVE ONLINE AUTHOR CONVERSATIONS: Thursday, August 12 – Sunday, August 15

Individual, exclusive one-hour Zoom events in the format of a conversation between the featured author and a noted interviewer, followed by a moderated question-and-answer period with the participating online audience.

Participating Authors: For participating authors, click here.

Tickets: $20 per event; advanced purchase required. For tickets, click here.



Free Book Talk/Performance with Taylor Barton and G.E. Smith outdoors at the Library: Friday, August 13 at 6pm

Now in its 17th year, Authors Night has grown over its history to become one of the most successful and high-profile library-author events of its kind in America. Authors Night proceeds benefit the East Hampton Library, a private, non-profit organization providing outstanding free library services to the East Hampton community. The funds raised at Authors Night are used for essential programs and services at the Library throughout the year.


Join Us for Authors Night 2021 — A Literary Celebration!


Event Hashtag: #AuthorsNight #AuthorsNight2021






2021 Authors Night Committee


Founding Honorary Chair

Alec Baldwin




Event Co-Chairs

Dennis Fabiszak

Sheila Rogers






Event Committee

Robert S. Boynton

Maureen Egen

Jane Friedman

Patti Kenner

Keri Lamparter

Celia Paul

Stephen Rosen

Amy Levin Schaeffer

Denise Shaw

Dawn Watson