Location: Madison Theatre at Molloy College
Address: 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Region: South Shore
A day of author readings, workshops and book signings, this year featuring Dave Barry
Word Up: Long Island LitFest, the regions first literary festival now in its third year, is taking place at 1 pm at the Madison Theatre at Molloy College in Rockville Centre on Sunday, March 26, 2017. General admission is $40 and includes the two sessions of author talks and readings, plus two introductory workshops on essay writing and storytelling. Both begin at noon, just before the full day of author readings, talks and book signings starts at 1 pm.
Dave Barry, Pulitzer-Prize winning humor writer whose columns and essays have appeared in hundreds of newspapers over the past 35 years. Hes also written a number of New York Times bestsellers. His latest, For this We Left Egypt, a parody of the Passover Haggadah, is co-authored with Alan Zweibel (and Adam Mansbach), an original Saturday Night Live writer, who has won multiple Emmy and Writers Guild of America awards for his work in television, which includes Its Garry Shandlings Show, Late Show With David Letterman, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. His has also won a Tony Award and the Thurber Prize.
Gail Sheehy is author of seventeen books, including internationally acclaimed best-seller Passages, named one of the ten most influential books of our times by the Library of Congress. She will be in conversation about her most recent memoir, Daring: My Passages, with Cathi Hanauer, New York Times bestselling author of three novels and editor of two anthologies, The Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth about Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood and Marriageand the recent The Bitch Is Back: Older, Wiser, and (Getting) Happier.
Kelly Carlin, writer, actress, producer, monologist, and Internet radio host, and author of A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George.
Steven Gaines, co-founder and a past vice-chairman of the Hamptons International Film Festival and author of numerous books, including Philistines at the Hedgerow and his memoir, One of These Things First.
Caroline Leavitt, author of the novel Cruel Beautiful World and New York Times bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow, Pictures of You, and many other works.
Bill Scheft, Emmy-nominated and longtime staff writer for David Letterman and author of five humor novels, including his latest, Shrink Thyself.