By popular demand our annual One for the Books! fundraisers return on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5. Nine cocktail parties, nine generous hosts, and nine special guests will make this annual event a weekend to remember.
Friday, May 4, 6:00-8:00 PM
Guest Speaker: Amy Hempel
Discussion: The short short story as genre, with examples from Kafka to Kawabata
The New York Times named The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel one of the 10 best books of 2006. Amy Hempel is a recent inductee to the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim Fellow.
Host: Lou Ann Walker
Book Discussion: Truman by David McCullough
New York State Assemblyman, Fred Thiele is a life-long Sag Harbor resident, State Assemblyman, representing New York’s 1st Assembly District including the towns of East Hampton, Southampton and Shelter Island.
Hosts: Ann Sutphen and David Rhoades
Saturday, May 5, 6:00-8:00 PM
Book Discussion: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Melissa Bank is the author of The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing and The Wonder Spot. She received the Nelson Algren Award for short fiction from the Chicago Tribune.
Hosts: Sally Susman and Robin Canter
Guest Speaker: Tom Clavin
Book Discussion: Dodge City by Tom Clavin
Award winning author Tom Clavin has a new book Being Ted Williams, coming out in May. Several of his previous books, including Dodge City, were New York Times bestsellers.
Hosts: Merle and Garry Buff
Book Discussion: The Naughty Nineties: The Triumph of the American Libido by David Friend.
Journalist and curator, David Friend is an editor at Vanity Fair and an Emmy Award winning producer of the CBS documentary 9/11.
Hosts: John and Amy Wickersham with Lizzy and David Florence
Book Discussion: Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner
Artist and community activist April Gornik is vice-president of the Sag Harbor Partnership, the fiscal sponsor of the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center. She believes in the power of art and culture to unite and move a community forward.
Hosts: Susan Edwards and Ian Ziskin
Guest Speaker: Susan Lacy
Discussion: Exploring the lives of cultural icons, Spielberg and Fonda through documentary film.
Emmy Award winning director and producer, Susan Lacy is the creator and former executive producer of the American Masters series on PBS. She has recently produced and directed documentaries on Steven Spielberg and Jane Fonda.
Hosts: Bob Weinstein and Eric Hensley with Ellen and Craig Rhodes
Book Discussion: Leaving China by James McMullan
Kate and Jim McMullan are the author/illustrator team behind the picture book series I STINK! Kate has written more than 100 books for children. Jim, most known for his Lincoln Center Theater posters, creates images for books, murals and animated films.
Hosts: Louise and Aidan Corish
Book Discussion: The Gourmands’ Way: Six Americans in Paris and the Birth of a New Gastronomy by Justin Spring
Justin Spring is the author of Fairfield Porter: A Life in Art. He has received many awards for his writings on American art and culture as well as a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation.
Hosts: Amanda and Vic Cain, with Roxanne Taylor, and Jim Fox and Martin Rapp
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