Three Town of Huntington authors will read from their works at a special “Readings Under the Tent” at Melville’s Arboretum Park on July 18.
“This is just another wonderful way to enjoy our parks and spend a summer evening. I look forward to hearing the stories behind the works of our highlighted authors, and hearing them read excerpts from their published works,” Councilwoman Cergol said. “Huntington has a rich literary history, dating back to Walt Whitman. The writers who will be speaking continue that tradition and represent different genres of literature, which should make it very interesting.
The authors are:
Michael Bobelian, an award-winning author, lawyer and journalist whose works have covered issues ranging from legal affairs to corporate wrongdoing to human rights. As a contributing writer at Forbes.com, Michael currently covers the Supreme Court, Wall Street reform, white collar crime, regulatory agencies, human rights and high-profile trials. His current book, Battle for the Marble Palace: Abe Fortas, Earl Warren, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and the Forging of the Modern Supreme Court, is a narrative account of the politicization of the Court during the 1950s and ’60s and the revolution it sparked in the confirmation process. He lives in Cold Spring Harbor.
Amy Giles, an award-winning copywriter and young adult author of Now Is Everything (a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of 2017) and That Night (a Junior Library Guild selection). Published in October 2018, That Night explores how two teens, who each lost a brother in a mass shooting, slowly become friends and then something more, learning to heal and move forward together. Amy lives in Huntington with her husband, two daughters, and rescue dog.
Jeannie Moon, a USA Today bestselling author of romance and women’s fiction. A lifelong Long Island resident, Jeannie sets her stories in the coastal towns and hamlets that influenced the story of her life. Additionally, Jeannie is a school librarian and an English teacher with over thirty years of experience in public and private schools. The author of sixteen contemporary romances, for Tule Publishing and Penguin Random House, her latest novel, All of Me – the third installment in her Compass Cove series — is scheduled for August 28 publication. Jeannie is married to her high school sweetheart, has three grown kids and three dogs.
Arboretum Park, home of the town’s Anne Frank Memorial Garden, is on Wilmington Drive, off Bagatelle Road in Melville.
For more information, call Cergol’s office at 631-351-3173 or email her at [email protected].