Jong on E.L. James
BookHampton will host a provocative discussion with Erica Jong on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the East Hampton store. She will discuss the book “Fifty Shades of Grey” in a talk called “Is This What We’ve Come To?”
Ms. Jong’s 1973 “Fear of Flying” was one of the first popular erotic novels penned by a woman. She has continued to write in that genre, crafting some of the more graphic sexual descriptions in contemporary fiction.
Scholarship for Girls
The East End Women’s Network has announced its annual scholarship competition. Open to senior girls on the East End, it offers a $1,000 top prize and $500 to the runner-up. Judging is based on grade-point average, community and school involvement, goals, leadership, and an essay about “why it is important for women to support one another.”