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Authors appearing on Long Island, week of March 10

Elizabeth Berg talks about "The Story of Arthur

Elizabeth Berg talks about "The Story of Arthur Truluv" at Middle Country Public Library in Centereach. Credit: Teresa Crawford

Sunday, March 10 
Tricia Foley talks about her book “Mary L. Booth: The Story of an Extraordinary 19th Century Woman.” Tickets, $5. At 2 p.m., Northport Historical Society, 215 Main St., Northport; 631-757-9859,

Film historian David Thomson, author of “Sleeping with Strangers: How the Movies Shaped Desire," hosts a screening of “Gilda,” followed by a book signing. Books available for purchase. Tickets, $16. At 6 p.m., Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington; 631-423-7611,

Monday, March 11
Massapequa resident Jack Bilello, author of “Bonds of War,“ talks about how Italian and Jewish immigrants bonded before, during, and after World War II. Books available for purchase. At 1 p.m., Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence; 516-239-3262,

Elizabeth Berg talks about and signs copies of her novel “The Story of Arthur Truluv.” At 7 p.m., Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach; 631-585-9393,

Wednesday, March 13 
Authors Amy Hempel (“Reasons to Live”), Cornelius Eady (“Hardheaded Weather: New and Selected Poems”), Paul Harding (“Tinkers”), Susan Scarf Merrell (“Shirley: A Novel”) and Roger Rosenblatt (“Kayak Morning”) discuss “The Art and Craft of the Redraft.” Moderated by author Robert Reeves (“Doubting Thomas”). Part of Writers Speak Wednesdays. Q&A and book signing to follow. At 7 p.m., Stony Brook Southampton, Duke Lecture Hall, first floor of Chancellors Hall, 39 Tuckahoe Rd., Southampton; 631-632-5030,

Friday, March 15 
Chandler B. Saint talks about and signs copies of his book, “Venture Smith: My Freedom Is A Privilege Which Nothing Else Can Equal.” At 4 p.m., BookHampton, 41 Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-4939,

Compiled by Nyasia Draper

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