Authors Night is a lavish annual fundraiser to benefit the East Hampton Library, featuring 100 authors across all genres and more than 2,500 people in attendance. The “Premier Literary Event of the Hamptons” has grown over its history to become one of the most successful celebrations of books and authors in America, and one of the largest library-author events of its kind in the country.
Authors Night is held every year on the second Saturday of August. The evening begins at 5 pm with the Authors Reception under a grand tent, where guests enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine and have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the authors, buy their books, and have them personally inscribed. At 8 pm, directly following the Authors Reception, guests dine at dinner parties at private homes in honor of one or more of the guest authors.
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin photo by Eugene Gologursky
Publishing firms and authors generously donate the books for Authors Night, with 100% of the book sale proceeds benefitting the East Hampton Library. As well, local dinner party hosts underwrite all of their party expenses, with 100% of the dinner party ticket proceeds going to the Library. The funds raised at Authors Night represent more than 10% of the East Hampton Library’s annual operating budget, and are used for essential programs and services at the Library throughout the next year, all of which are provided free of charge.
Dr. Ruth Westheimer photo by Eugene Gologursky
Virtually all other libraries in the country get 100% of funding from taxpayers. But the East Hampton Library has a different tradition: Over 60% of the money it has spent in the last 10 years comes from private donations. That makes it a true community organization; voluntary participation makes it strong. Everyone in the community automatically belongs to the Library, is entitled to a free library card, and everything they do is free. As a result of the generosity of friends and community members, the East Hampton Library keeps its costs down through events like Authors Night. The East Hampton Library is a private, not-for-profit organization providing outstanding library services to the East Hampton community. 159 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937 (631) 324-0222; www.authorsnight.org
Photo by Richard Lewin
Authors Night sponsorship is a wonderful opportunity to show your support
for the East Hampton Library while gaining significant recognition for your business at one of the Hamptons’ most high profile annual summer fundraising events. They are happy to work with you to tailor a unique sponsorship package specific to your needs and goals. Pulitzer Prize – $50,000 • Exclusive title sponsor for entire event • Event invitation reads: “your NAME” presents Authors Night • Your logo featured on step-and-repeat photograph drape • Opportunity for product placement at event
• Recognition on event program and invitation, website, tent banner, press releases, marketing materials and advertisements.
•Eight tickets to Authors Reception tent event and eight seats at private dinner party. Best Seller – $25,000+ • Exclusive title sponsor for cocktail lounge tent at Authors Reception • Your logo featured on step-and-repeat photograph drape • Opportunity for product placement at event
•Recognition on event program and invitation, website, tent banner, press releases, marketing materials and advertisements •Six tickets to Authors Reception tent event and six seats at private dinner party First Edition – $10,000+ • Your logo featured on step-and-repeat photograph drape • Opportunity for product placement at event
• Recognition on event program and invitation, website, tent banner, press releases, marketing materials and advertisements •Four tickets to Authors Reception tent event and four seats at private dinner party. Editor-in-Chief – $5,000+ •Recognition on event program and invitation, website, tent banner, press releases, marketing materials and advertisements •Two tickets to Authors Reception tent event and two seats at private dinner party. SPONSORSHIP CONTACTS: Sheila Rogers, Event Co-Chair, (631) 907-0106 or firstname.lastname@example.org Amy Levin Schaeffer, Event Committee Co-Chair, (619) 724-0638 email@example.com