2017 Ceremony & Literary Festival

Dan’s Papers $10,000 Literary Prize for Nonfiction Gala Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception. Thursday, August 31

4:00pm | Doors Open at 3:30 – John Drew Theater at Guild Hall. Free Admission

Did you enter? Did you win? Find out who the winner of Dan’s Papers 6th Annual $10,000 Literary Prize Competition: The $4,000 Emerging Young Writers Prize for Nonfiction and the $6,000 Literary Prize for Nonfiction!

Ceremony will feature:

  • Staged reading and discussion with Montauk’s own John Aldridge and Anthony Sosinski, author’s of A Speck in the Sea.
  • Keynote address by writer Dava Sobel
  • Address for emerging writers prize by Gail Sheehy
  • Winning pieces read by Melissa Leo
  • Performance by Perlman Music Program alumni. Immediately following the Ceremony, join us for a complimentary Cocktail Reception in the Garden at Guild Hall.

Literary Luminaries Book Signing
6:00pm. In the Garden at Guild Hall
Book signing, meet and greet and photo op with legendary figures including:
• Gail Sheehy, signing Daring: My Passages
• Daniel Simone, signing The Pierre Hotel Affair
• Dava Sobel, signing The Glass Universe
• John Aldridge and Anthony Sosinski, signing Speck in the Sea
• Dan Rattiner, signing In The Hamptons 4Ever

$40 per author, includes copy of book and signing/meet-and-greet with author PLUS copy of Dan’s Hamptons Review: The Top 50 Entries from Dan’s Papers Literary Prize for Nonfiction 2012–2016 (signed by Dan Rattiner)

$150 Special Package: Includes Books and Signings with All 6 Authors, Plus Dan’s Hamptons Review​ and admission to Cocktail Reception
Limited to 50 people.

VIP Authors Dinner
7:30 pm • East Hampton • Tickets $199
A once-in-a-lifetime experience with literary legends! Enjoy an intimate night of dinner and conversation with, Gail Sheehy, Daniel Simone, Dava Sobel, John Aldridge, Dan’s Papers Founder Dan Rattiner and other special guests. Ticket price includes admission to Literary Luminaries Book Signing, VIP reserved seating at Literary Prize Gala Awards Ceremony, admission to Cocktail Reception and VIP Authors Dinner at Serafina of East Hampton. Click HERE for tickets.