The Authors Guild Foundation Guild Nights are small literary events held in intimate settings at private homes featuring one of today’s most celebrated authors as the guest of honor. During the evening, the featured novelist, journalist, poet, historian, playwright, biographer, or essayist will discuss and answer questions on a recent work.

Proceeds from Guild Nights support the Authors Guild Foundation, the charitable and educational arm of the Authors Guild. The AGF educates, supports, and protects American writers to ensure that a rich, diverse body of literature can flourish. Donations to attend are 100% tax-deductible.

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Registration for this summer’s events will open Thursday, June 13 for Giving Society members and Thursday, June 27 for the general public. Click here to be added to our mailing list to receive announcements about new Guild Nights and other Authors Guild Foundation events and news.

Thursday, July 25
at 6:30 p.m.
Douglas Preston

Hosted by Meredith and Justin Lesher
Rockport, ME

Wednesday, August 7
at 6:30 p.m.
Margot Lee Shetterly
Hidden Figures
Hosted by Lynn Boulger and Tim Garrity
Blue Hill, ME

Friday, August 16
at 7 p.m.
Elizabeth Birkelund
A Northern Light in Provence
Hosted by Susanna Porter and James Clark
Northeast Harbor, ME

Previous Guild Nights

Sigrid Nunez

What Are You Going Through
Hosted by Tess and Jacob Gerritsen

Lauren Belfer
Ashton Hall
Hosted by Beth Gutcheon and Robin Clements

Emily Franklin
The Lioness of Boston
Hosted by Steve and Allison Sullens

Kim Stanley Robinson
The Ministry for the Future
Hosted by Cynthia Baker, Mary Louise Mitterhoff, and Jon Zeitler

James Shapiro
Shakespeare in a Divided America
Hosted by Meredith and Justin Lesher

Sam Sifton
Assistant Managing Editor of The New York Times and Founding Editor of New York Times Cooking
Hosted by Pam and Joe McCarthy

D.T. Max in conversation with Christina Baker Kline
Finale: Late Conversations with Stephen Sondheim
A Guild Nights cocktail party hosted by Peter Gethers

Alice Elliott Dark
Fellowship Point
Hosted by Darron and Karen Collins

Christina Baker Kline
The Exiles
Hosted by Martie and Ed Samek

Geraldine Brooks
Hosted by Dan and Rebecca Okrent

Meredith Hall
Hosted by Christina Baker Kline and David Kline

Tom Ricks
Waging a Good War: A Military History of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968
Hosted by Lynn Boulger and Tim Garrity

Ted Widmer
Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington
Pascal Hall

Lily King
Five Tuesdays in Winter
Hosted by Beth Gutcheon and Robin Clements

Heather Cox Richardson
Letters from an American/ How the South Won the Civil War
Hosted by Douglas and Christine Preston

Jonathan Lethem
The Arrest
Hosted by Will and Genie Thorndike

Patricia O’Toole
The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made
Hosted by Steven Koltai and Ivan Zizek

Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Shanda: A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy
Hosted by Dr. Janet Dewart Bell

Roxana Robinson
Dawson’s Fall
Hosted by Hunter Runnette and Mark VandenBosch

Jane Green
Sister Stardust
Hosted by Sally and Robert Koslow

Francine Prose
The Vixen
Hosted by Roxana and Hamilton Robinson

Joshua Ferris
A Calling for Charlie Barnes
Hosted by Alexandra Enders and Verlyn Klinkenborg

Roxana Robinson 
Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life
Hosted by Caren Sturges

Jonathan Taplin
The Magic Years: Scenes from a Rock-and-Roll Life
Hosted by Allison and Steve Sullens

Dan Brown
Cocktail reception hosted by Dan Brown

Monica Wood
The One-in-a-Million Boy
Hosted by Christine and Douglas Preston

Heather Cox Richardson
Letters from an American/How the South Won the Civil War
Hosted by Wendy Strothman and John Bishop

Douglas Preston
The Lost City of the Monkey God
Hosted by Will and Genie Thorndike

Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon
Fight of the Century
Hosted by Tom and Marion Dillon Morris

Tess Gerritsen
Choose Me/Magnificent Beast
Hosted by Lynn Boulger and Tim Garrity

Christina Baker Kline
The Exiles
Hosted by Sherry Streeter and Jon Wilson

Stuart Kestenbaum
Things Seemed to Be Breaking
Hosted by Barbara and Charles Pierce​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

André Aciman
Find Me
Hosted by Fred and Alexandra Peters

Roz Chast and Patty Marx
You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples
Hosted by Amanda and Charles Brainerd

Greer Hendricks
You Are Not Alone
Hosted by Cyn Rossi

Claire Messud
The Burning Girl
Hosted by Doug Ellis

Roxana Robinson
Dawson’s Fall
Hosted by Laura Pedersen

Elizabeth Strout
Olive, Again
Hosted by Hamilton and Roxana Robinson