LITERARY FESTIVAL RETURNS TO RIVERSIDE PARK
Lamprophonic, the popular literary event producer, has partnered with the illustrious Summer on the Hudson, Riverside and West Harlem Piers Parks’ annual outdoor arts and culture festival, to create the second annual AmpLit Fest, a literary festival in Riverside Park. AmpLit Fest will take place Saturday, June 10th, 2017, from 12 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. in Riverside Park South (at W 70th Street).
Bringing together New York’s finest literary talents in one all-day event, AmpLit Fest will celebrate writing through readings, panel discussions, and writing workshops, with the Hudson River as its backdrop. Participants include award-winning writers like Katie Kitamura and Emily Holleman, and recent debuts such as Miranda K. Pennington and Jeannie Vanasco.
Clare Smith Marash, Lamprophonic’s Founder and Director, states, “We’re thrilled to be back along the Hudson for a day of literary fun! At AmpLit Fest, people can discover new artists, discuss the craft of writing, and will have the opportunity to explore their creative side through our pop-up workshops. Adding this to Summer on the Hudson’s tremendous roster of events reminds us of this city’s deep commitment to the arts, a commitment we share and hope to enhance by bringing lesser-known writers along side established stars to celebrate New York’s rich literary culture.”
An up-to-date list of events and participants is on our website: http://www.lamprophonic.com/amplit-fest-2017/
About Summer on the Hudson:
Summer on the Hudson is the Parks Department’s annual outdoor arts and culture festival that takes place in Riverside Park from 59th Street to 153rd Street. With a mix of music concerts, dance performances, movies under the stars, DJ dance parties, kid shows, special events, wellness activities, and more there is something for everyone! All programs and events are free to the public and registration is not required unless specifically stated in the event information.
Lamprophonic began as a reading series for emerging writers in 2012. In the last five years, it has expanded into a variety of programming including author talkbacks, first book parties, and benefit events. In 2015, the organization launched a partnership with Summer on the Hudson to bring literary events into Riverside Park. Since its founding, Lamprophonic has presented the work of over 185 New York City writers and artists.Buy tickets/get more info now