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.

Members of the Authors Guild Foundation Giving Society receive early access to tickets for AGF events. Click here to learn more and become a member.

Upcoming Guild Nights

Sam Sifton
Assistant Managing Editor of The New York Times and Founding Editor of New York Times Cooking
Hosted by Pam and Joe McCarthy
Brooklyn, NY
Thursday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m.

An intimate dinner with very limited tickets available. Guests will receive a copy of The New York Times Cooking No-Recipe Recipes.

Maya Shanbhag Lang
What We Carry
Hosted by Mary Rasenberger
Nyack, NY
Saturday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m.

A Guild Nights party featuring a conversation between Maya and the evening’s host, Mary Rasenberger. Dinner and cocktails will be served and guests will receive a copy of What We Carry.

James Shapiro
Shakespeare in a Divided America
Hosted by Meredith and Justin Lesher
Rockport, ME
Thursday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets available soon

Lauren Belfer
Ashton Hall
Hosted by Beth Gutcheon and Robin Clements
Blue Hill, ME
Tuesday, July 25, at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets available soon

Sigrid Nunez
What Are You Going Through
Hosted by Terry and Jacob Gerritsen
Camden, ME
Tuesday, August 1, at 7 p.m.
Tickets available soon

Susan Choi
Trust Exercise
Hosted by Amy Davidson Sorkin and David Sorkin
Lenox, MA
Summer TBD
Tickets available soon

Kim Stanley Robinson
The Ministry for the Future
Hosted by Christina Baker Kline, Catherine Baker-Pitts, and Cynthia Baker
Manset, ME
Summer TBD
Tickets available soon

Previous Guild Nights

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