Book series begins Monday at Ocean House | Entertainment

WESTERLY — Authors Karen White, Lauren Willig and Beatriz Williams kick off the Summer Author Series at Ocean House next Monday to talk about their recently released collaboration, “The Lost Summers of Newport.”

The series, hosted by Ocean House owner and author Deborah Goodrich Royce, will take place in the Seaside Ballroom and feature talks with local authors, talking about their recently published memoirs and novels.

The series will continue on June 22 with “The Summer of Lost and Found” author Mary Alice Monroe and will continue on June 29 with “This Time Tomorrow” author Emma Straub.

On July 6, “Can’t Look Away” author Carola Lovering will join Royce, followed by a July 13 visit from “The Lost Boys of Montauk” author Amanda M. Fairbanks.

On July 20, Royce will be joined by John D. Kuhns, author of “They Call Me Ishmael.”

Copies of the authors’ books will be included in ticket prices, which range from $25 to $38 per person.

Ocean House will also host a series of lectures and art presentations for guests and the community titled “In Conversation with Stephen Lash,” beginning May 22 at 3 p.m. with a program titled “Fakes and Forgeries.”

Lash, chairman emeritus of Christie’s Americas, will be joined by John Hawley, senior specialist in Old Master paintings at Christie’s, and Matthew Hargraves, chief curator at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

The discussion will center on “the fascinating stories of the scandalous world of forgeries and forgeries”, since “forgeries and the people behind them have been a subject that has captured and maintained the interest of many”.

The “In Conversation with Stephen Lash” series debuted in 2019 and was well received by the community and guests around the world.

For more information on the series and other events, visit

—Nancy Burns-Fusaro

Angela C. Hale