‘Sex and the City’ author to attend Long Island LitFest

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On Monday, Aug. 12, the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington will host “Sex and the City” author Candace Bushnell for an exclusive Long Island appearance at this year’s Long Island LitFest.

Bushnell will be with fellow author Ellen Meister and will discuss her life, the impact of “Sex and the City,” and her newest novel, “Is There Still Sex in the City?” Members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask Bushnell questions, meet the author, and have their copy of her new book signed.

Bushnell’s other works include “Four Blondes,” “Lipstick Jungle,” “The Carrie Diaries,” “One Fifth Avenue,” “Trading Up,” “Summer and the City,” and “Killing Monica.” Her “Sex and the City” books were published in 1996 and were the foundation for the hit HBO series and two blockbuster movies.

Now, in “Is There Still Sex in the City?” Bushnell returns to the city to give us another look at sex, dating, and friendship in New York City after 50. Bushnell looks at love and life from all angles: marriage and children, divorce and bereavement, as well as the very real pressures on women to maintain their youth and have it all. This is a pull-no-punches social commentary and an indispensable companion to one of the most revolutionary dating books of the 20th century.

The cost to attend the appearance is $45 for members of the Cinema Arts Centre and $50 for the general public. Tickets also include a copy of Bushnell’s “Is There Still Sex in the City?” as well as the author discussion, an audience Q&A and a book signing. The event with Candace Bushnell begins at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit the Cinema Arts Centre’s website at www.cinemaartscentre.org.

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