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Dodge City may have been a small cow town, but it had 16 saloons, 47 prostitutes, and gunfights nearly every night.
The fund-raiser called “the premier literary event of the Hamptons” is bound to be a good time.
A Lustgarten fund-raiser doubles as a tribute to poets lost to pancreatic cancer.

If there’s a new book on politics that should be read at the Trump White House — but probably won’t be — it’s this one.
A Comic Book Extravaganza on Cove Hollow Road in East Hampton courtesy of Nancy Silberkleit of Archie Comics.

Here is the history of the rarest, most valuable postage stamp ever. Welcome to “Stamp World.”
The last of the summer’s Poetry Marathon gatherings is July 30, when at least seven poets will read from their work starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Marine Museum in Amagansett.
Sheldon and Margery Harnick, and their son, Matthew, have pooled their talents to create “Koi: A Modern Folktale,” with photographs of the legendary fish by Margery and Matthew and text by Sheldon Harnick.
All year long, BookHampton hosts authors for readings and book signings, and the latest to join the list of notables is Chelsea Clinton.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an authoritative source of clear ideas about our universe and writes in stylish, eloquent prose — without mathematics.
Prick up your ears, poetry fans: Grace Schulman will take to the lectern to read at Sunday’s gathering of the Poetry Marathon in Amagansett.

Men who fall overboard simply do not make it; they become statistics. John Aldridge beat the grim odds.
In “The Whole Thing Together,” set in Wainscott, the young-adult novelist Ann Brashares is back with her suite of strong suits showing.