Simon & Schuster announced that it will be putting on a 2014 summer event series in the Hamptons, designed to celebrate the "power, perseverance, and resilience of women." The series will be held at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, with book sales being handled by Books & Books Westhampton Beach.

The events, to take place on June 26, July 14, and August 18, will feature lectures from house authors Amanda Lindhout (A House In the Sky), Zhena Muzyka (Life By The Cup), Susannah Cahalan (Brain On Fire), and Helen Thorpe (Soldier Girls). Tickets run from $45 to $75.

S&S is organizing the series. “We have such a wealth of talent across our many imprints that it just makes sense that we create this type of programming and bring our authors directly to their fans,” said Liz Perl, executive v-p, corporate marketing at S&S. “The Hamptons events feature a stellar list of authors and the theme of women’s empowerment is one that will resonate with the residents and visitors of the Greater Westhampton area.”