Guild Nights

The Authors Guild Foundation Guild Nights are small literary dinners 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.

This spring and summer, the Authors Guild Foundation is excited to announce Guild Nights in Maine, Massachusetts, and New York. Please see below for upcoming dinners and registration information. Additional dinners will be announced soon.

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

To be placed on the waitlist for any sold out events, click here.

Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Shanda: A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy
Hosted by Dr. Janet Dewart Bell
New York, NY
Tuesday, June 14, at 6:30PM

Patricia O'Toole
The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made
Hosted by Steven Koltai and Ivan Zizek
Lincolnville, ME
Monday, June 20, at 6:30PM

Jonathan Lethem
The Arrest
Hosted by Will and Genie Thorndike
Mount Desert Island, ME
Thursday, July 14, at 6:30PM

Heather Cox Richardson
Letters from an American/ How the South Won the Civil War
Hosted by Douglas and Christine Preston
Round Pond, ME
Registration opening soon

Lily King
Five Tuesdays in Winter
Hosted by Beth Gutcheon and Robin Clements
Blue Hill, ME
Tuesday, August 2, at 6:30PM

Ted Widmer
Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington
Pascal Hall
Rockport, ME
Tuesday, August 2, at 7PM

Tom Ricks
Waging a Good War: A Military History of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968
Hosted by Lynn Boulger and Tim Garrity
Blue Hill, ME
Tuesday, August 9, at 6:30PM

Geraldine Brooks
Hosted by Dan and Rebecca Okrent
South Wellfleet, MA
Thursday, August 11, at 6:30PM

Meredith Hall
Hosted by Christina Baker Kline and David Kline
Southwest Harbor, ME
Thursday, August 11, at 6:30PM
Registration opening soon

Christina Baker Kline
The Exiles
Hosted by Martie and Ed Samek
Southwest Harbor, ME
Monday, August 22, at 6:30PM

Alice Elliott Dark
Fellowship Point
Hosted by Darron and Karen Collins
Bar Harbor, ME
Wednesday, August 31, at 6:30PM

Fall 2022

Lauren Belfer with Susanna Porter
Ashton Hall
Hosted by Laura Pedersen
New York, NY


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