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Authors appearing on Long Island, week of Feb. 10

Laurie Boyle Crompton of Floral Park pays homage

Laurie Boyle Crompton of Floral Park pays homage to '80s movies in her comic novel "Freaky in Fresno." Credit: Gregory Ortiz

Marc Ferris, author of “Star-Spangled Banner: The Unlikely Story of America’s National Anthem,” talks about the song’s hidden history, performs renditions of its original version and sign copies of his book. Registration suggested. At 1 p.m., Seaford Public Library, 2234 Jackson Ave.; 516-221-1334,

Meet Laurie Boyle Crompton, the Floral Park author of “Freaky in Fresno,” a comic novel about cousins who switch bodies. At 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 91 Old Country Rd., Carle Place; 516-741-9850,

Saturday, Feb. 15 
Local poet Valerie Nifora will sign copies of “I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry.” At 1 p.m., Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Ave.; 631-728-6241,

Saturday, Feb. 15 
Join Blue Saffire for a talk about her book “Calling on Quinn.” Reservations required. At 2 p.m., Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St.; 631-727-3228,

Saturday, Feb. 15 
CNN's Don Lemon interviews Broadway producer Richie Jackson, author of “Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son.” At 4 p.m., BookHampton, 41 Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-4939,

Compiled by Nyasia Draper

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