Book Markers: 07.16.15

Local book news

Authors Night Tix for Sale

This summer’s Authors Night, a fund-raiser for the East Hampton Library, will happen on Aug. 8, starting with a mammoth book signing and cocktail reception from 5 to 7:30, and then dinner parties at private homes with guest authors at 8. Tickets, available at authorsnight.org, start at $100 for the reception with more than 100 writers, and range from $300 to $5,000 for the dinners.

This year’s dinners will welcome the likes of Phil Klay, whose “Redeployment” won a National Book Award; the actor and director Edward Burns, recently out with a memoir called “Independent Ed”; the designer and decorator Jonathan Adler; Ambassador Christopher Hill; Jules Feiffer, whose new graphic novel is “Kill My Mother,” and Michael Shnayerson, whose latest is “The Contender,” a biography of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

 

Art Barge Writing Workshops

The Art Barge on Napeague is now offering writing workshops, led by Sarabelle Prince, a writing instructor, on Saturdays through Aug. 22, with the exception of Aug. 1. “This series explores how elements of the creative process merge and influence one another,” a release said.

This week’s workshop is called Portraits, with Chiaroscuro following on July 25. En Plein Air, Minimalism in Writing, and Action in Writing round out the series. Each meets from 10 a.m. to noon and costs $50. Registration is at theartbarge.org.

Journal-writing techniques will be the focus of another Art Barge workshop, in which participants will spend “a day in the art studio” and thus possibly “discover you work best with drawing, painting, or collage as a prompt for further self-expression.” It runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 4 and again from Sept. 7 to 11.