LI’s Literary Festival, Back For Second Year

Multiple-award winning writer, Alan Zweibel, reading a passage from his book, The Other Shulman.
Multiple-award winning writer, Alan Zweibel, reading a passage from his book, The Other Shulman.

After a sold-out event last spring in which 200 audience members filled the Sands Point Preserve to hear Susan Isaacs, Arlene Alda, Henry Alford and a slew of bestselling authors and writers reading their nonfiction works, Word Up: Long Island LitFest is back.

“The fest is a delightful, entertaining and highly valuable cultural event,” said Dick Cavett, who was a featured author.

This year Long Island LitFest is taking place on Sunday, April 3, at 1 p.m. at the state-of-the-art Madison Theater at Molloy College in Rockville Centre.

“Madison Theatre Molloy College is thrilled to be working with the Long Island LitFest; this partnership is an important part of our continued mission of arts, education, and conversation,” said Angelo Fraboni, artistic director.

Best-selling authors such as Alan Zweibel (back by popular demand), Amy Ferris, Adam Resnick, Susan Shapiro, Elinor Lipman and others will take the stage in two sessions. In between reading sessions, there will be opportunity for book sales and signings.

LitFest ticket holders can participate in a free panel discussion on writing inspiration. Space is limited to the first 50 people who register. Advance registration for LitFest ticket holders is available at the Madison Theater Box Office (516-323-4444).

“The first ever Long Island LitFest was all I hoped it to be…and more,” said author Arlene Alda, who participated in LitFest 2015. “There was a full house of responsive and eager listeners; an audience which liked to laugh. What could be better?! I loved every minute of it. I’m looking forward to a yearly tradition of LitFest from here on in.”

For the complete schedule of events and more on this one-of-a-kind festival of words, Visit for the schedule and tickets.

Read about the first annual LitFest:

Long Island LitFest

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