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Dick Cavett, Roger Rosenblatt, Arlene Alda to Read at Long Island LitFest

The inaugural “Word Up:  Long Island LitFest,” a day of live nonfiction readings coming up May 31 in Sands Point, will feature Montauk’s Dick Cavett as the headlining reader.

Founded by journalist and author Claudia Gryvatz Copquin, Word Up: Long Island LitFest features a number of professional, award-winning writers, editors and authors. Among the featured readers are Quogue’s Roger Rosenblatt, Bridgehampton’s Arlene Alda, best-selling author Susan Isaacs—who wrote the Hamptons-set novel Magic Hour—and Susan Konig, the writer of Teenagers & Toddlers Are Trying to Kill Me. Alan Zweibel, a Long Islander, Emmy winner and one of the original Saturday Night Live writers, will read as well.

Arlene Alda
Arlene Alda
Photo credit Alan Alda
Roger Rosenblatt
Roger Rosenblatt

Cavett is a former talk show host and has penned a column for The New York Times.

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Long Island LitFest takes place at Castle Gould, located at Sands Point Preserve on the Gold Coast. The festival will run from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 31. Admission is $20 at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is $10.

For more information, visit longislandlitfest.com.

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