Word Up: Long Island LitFest 2015 Schedule


Word Up: Long Island LitFest will be kicking off its inaugural launch on Sunday, May 31, from 1 to 5 p.m. This day of live, nonfiction readings is a unique celebration of words that will be held at a Gold Coast gem—Castle Gould at Sands Point Preserve—and was written about by Jennifer Fauci in the May 13 to 19 issue of Long Island Weekly that can be found here.

The festival is broken down into three, one-hour reading sessions with breaks in between for book sales and autographs. The keynote reader is the legendary Dick Cavett, with essays from his latest book, Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks.

Schedule of Events
Note: Books must be purchased
on-site for signings

1 to 2 p.m. Reading, Session 1
Alan Zweibel
Arlene Alda
Claudia Gryvatz Copquin
Bill German
Marcia Byalick
Barry Dougherty

2 to 2:45 p.m.
Break/Book Sales and Autographs

2:45 to 3:30 p.m. Reading Session 2
Susan Isaacs
Henry Alford
Susan Konig
Iyna Bort Caruso
Carol Scibelli
Jerry Zezima

3:30 to 4 p.m.
Break/Book Sales & Autographs

4 to 5 p.m.
Reading Session 3, followed
by Book Sales & Autographs
Roger Rosenblatt
Julie Klam
Robin Eileen Bernstein
Paula Ganzi Licata
Debbie Slevin
Dan Zevin
and Keynote Reader Dick Cavett

*Long Island LitFest reserves the right to alter
or modify schedule of events as necessary.

Want It In Print?

We now offer matted and framed copies of articles upon request.

Dave Gil de Rubio
In addition to being editor of Massapequa Observer and Hicksville News, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI).

Leave a Reply




Column: Student Perspectives During The COVID-19 Pandemic

A local student founded Long Island Laboring Against COVID-19, or LILAC, an organization that raises funds to serve COVID-19 patients, medical professionals, first responders and frontline workers putting their lives at risk. 

Students Make Blankets For Frontline Workers

Sabelle Rosen, a Plandome resident and junior at Friends Academy in Locust Valley and Ari Chananya a junior at Jericho High School, were so...

Inside Politics: The Weekly Newspaper Is A Treasure

The pandemic has had a dramatic impact on all sorts of printed media.

Farmingdale Fitness Business Pays It Forward In The Face Of COVID-19

Guided by a firm belief that positivity is far more contagious than negativity, the Long Island business owner is continuing to spread good vibes while keeping his dream alive.

Socialization In The Online Learning Age

School has always been a consistent outlet for important social interactions.

Get Updates Via Email

Enter your email to be updated with all the latest news and special announcements.