Wednesday, Aug. 26

Former Daily News gossip columnist A.J. Benza speaks about and signs his memoir, " '74 and Sunny," about a childhood summer on Long Island. At 7 p.m., Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-271-1442, bookrevue.com

 

Thursday, Aug. 27

Kaylie Jones, a faculty member in the Stony Brook Southampton MFA program in Creative Writing & Literature and author of "The Anger Meridian," and Center Moriches novelist Matthew McGevna, author of "Little Beasts," read from their work, with a Q&A session. At 7 p.m., Books & Books, 130 Main St., Westhampton Beach; 631-998-3260, booksandbookswhb.com

 

Friday, Aug. 28

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National Book Award winner Alice McDermott ("Charming Billy," "At Weddings and Wakes"), who grew up on Long Island, discusses and signs copies of her latest novel, "Someone." Tickets $20, beverages and hors d'oeuvres served. At 5 p.m., Hampton Library, 2478 Main St., Bridgehampton; 631-537-0015, hamptonlibrary.org

 

Sunday, Aug. 30

Ann Israel discusses "Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game: A Collector's Guide to Mah Jongg Tiles and Sets." At 1 p.m., Westhampton Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton; 631-288-3335, westhamptonlibrary.net