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Aug 14, 2017 11:25 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

East Hampton Library Hosts 13th Annual Authors Night

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin at Authors Night.
Aug 14, 2017 11:25 AM

The East Hampton Library hosted its 13th annual Authors Night event on Saturday on Maidstone Lane in East Hampton Village. More than 2,000 people came out to meet and mingle with 100 authors, buy their books and have them personally inscribed at the cocktail party, with all proceeds benefitting the East Hampton Library. The evening’s Founding Honorary Chair, Alec Baldwin, was joined by his wife Hilaria Baldwin, both of whom were signing their new books. Other participating authors include: Alan Alda, Ann Brashares, Robert A. Caro, Dick Cavett, Tom Clavin, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Elliott Erwitt, Laurie Gelman, Seter Marino, Kati Marton, Steve Miller, Malcolm Nance, Jessica Seinfeld, Jean Kennedy Smith, Stephen Kennedy Smith, Iris Smyles, Elizabeth Vargas, Marshall Watson, and Chris Whipple. RICHARD LEWIN PHOTOS

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It's too bad that the article about Authors Night in East Hampton focused just on celebrity authors. We live in a celebrity culture that is superficial and often meretricious. It's too bad that not all of the 100 participating authors are not celebrities. But now we can all read a new yoga book and yet another book about the Kennedys. Literary culture plods on....
By marketingpro (2), East Hampton on Aug 17, 17 12:30 PM