Feminist Press Parties on Two Weekends

Cocktail parties to introduce recently published writers

   The Feminist Press, which is based at the City University of New York, is staging two cocktail parties on the South Fork this summer to introduce some of its recently published writers and to raise money.
    The first party, at the home of Flora Schnall on Pondview Lane in East Hampton, will take place on Sunday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event will include readings by Helene Aylon, an artist whose book “Whatever Is Contained Must be Released” was recently published, and Claire Reed, a longtime East Hampton part-timer whose memoir, “Toughing It Out: From Silver Slippers to Combat Boots,” will be in print by Sept. 1.
    Others taking part are Blanche Wies­en Cook of Springs, who is at work on the third volume of her biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, and Audrey Flack, the sculptor, who has a house in East Hampton.
    The second party will take place at the home of Elaine Walsh and Brenda McGowan on Shrubland Road, South­ampton, on Sunday, Aug. 19, at the same hours. Isabel Sepulveda Scanlon of Southampton, publisher of Voz, a bilingual weekly newspaper, Merle Hoffman, who founded Choices Women’s Medical Center in Jamaica, Queens, and Florence Howe, the author of “A Life in Motion” and founder of The Feminist Press, will be among those reading.
    General admission at the door is $50. Gifts of various kinds will be given to those who contribute at higher levels.
    Tickets can be reserved by calling Joyce Whitby of Springy Banks Road, East Hampton, or on the Web at feministpress.org.