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Author events on Long Island, week of Feb. 11

Antoinette Truglio Martin, author of "Hug Everyone You

Antoinette Truglio Martin, author of "Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer," comes to the Sayville Public Library on Feb. 12. Credit: Titus Kana

Monday, Feb. 12

Sayville resident Antoinette Truglio Martin reads from and signs copies of “Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer.” At 7 p.m., Sayville Public Library, 88 Greene Ave., Sayville; 631-589-4440,

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Laurie Frankel talks about her novel, “This Is How It Always Is,” via Skype. At 7 p.m., East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow; 516-794-2570,

Wednesday, Feb. 14

Poet Sam Sax reads from and discusses 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,

Saturday, Feb. 17

Sag Harbor psychotherapist Renée Shafransky talks about and signs copies of her debut murder mystery, “Tips for Living.” At 2:30 p.m., Harbor Books, 20 Main St., Sag Harbor; 631-808-3401,

Sunday, Feb. 18

Long Island LitFest presents “Living, Out Loud: Writers Riff on Love, Sweat & Fears,” with Bill German (“Under Their Thumb”), Claudia Gryvatz Copquin (“The Neighborhoods of Queens”), Barry Dougherty (“How To Do It Standing Up”) and others, with a special reading by Newsday columnist Lane Filler. Tickets, $16. At 4 p.m., Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave. Huntington; 631-423-7611,

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