Tuesday, Feb. 6
Novelist Alafair Burke, a professor at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, talks about her new thriller, “The Wife.” At 7 p.m., Turn of the Corkscrew Books and Wine, 110 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre; 516-764-6000, turnofthecorkscrew.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 7
Author Donald Breckenridge, fiction editor of The Brooklyn Rail, reads from and talks about his work, part of the Writers Speak series. Reception at 6:30 p.m., reading at 7 p.m., Radio Lounge, Chancellors Hall, Stony Brook Southampton, 39 Tuckahoe Rd., Southampton; 631-632-5030, stonybrook.edu/mfa.
Thursday, Feb. 8
Long Island poet Gladys L. Henderson (“Eclipse of Heaven”) hosts a Performance Poets Association event with readings by poets Brian Geraghty and Russ Green, followed by an open mic. At 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 600 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove; 631-724-0341.
Friday, Feb. 9
Sag Harbor psychotherapist Renée Shafransky talks about and signs copies of her debut murder mystery, “Tips for Living.” At 7 p.m., Turn of the Corkscrew Books and Wine, 110 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre; 516-764-6000, turnofthecorkscrew.com.
Saturday, Feb. 10
Long Island romance authors Patty Blount, Meara Platt, Nika Rhone and Jeannie Moon, right, join a panel discussion, “The Power of Love,” followed by an authors’ fair. Panel at 1 p.m., fair at 3 p.m., Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook; 631-588-5024, sachemlibrary.org.
Leslie Cohen, who grew up in Great Neck, talks about and signs copies of her debut novel, “This Love Story Will Self-Destruct.” At 6 p.m., Southampton Books, 16 Hampton Rd., Southampton; 631-283-0270, southampton-books.com.