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Authors appearing on Long Island, week of March 2

Chef Rocco DiSpirito will talk about his book,

Chef Rocco DiSpirito will talk about his book, "Rocco's Keto Comfort Food Diet" with Newsday's Erica Marcus in Melville on Monday. Credit: Penguin Random House

It's a meet, greet and eat at Jackie Fischer's event for her book “The Lost Branch,” which will include Italian and Mediterranean appetizers by chef Robert Dell’Amore. Registration required. At 6:30 p.m., Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library, 1 S. Country Rd., Brightwaters, 631-665-4350,

Chef Rocco DiSpirito chats with Newsday's Erica Marcus about his book, "Rocco's Keto Comfort Food Diet," presented by Long Island LitFest and Newsday Live. Tickets are $40 and also includes a copy of the book. At 7:30 p.m., Huntington Hilton, Savory Room, 598 Broadhollow Rd., Melville; 516-810-7781,

Thursday, March 5
Mineola author D.Z. Stone talks about "No Past Tense: Love and Survival in the Shadow of the Holocaust." At 7 p.m., Cornerstone Irish American Bar and Grill, 288 Jericho Tpke., Mineola; 516-741-6095,

Poet Jack Donahue will read from his book “Inside/Out.” At 7 p.m., Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-271-1442,

Saturday, March 7
Margaret M. Johnson discusses her cookbook “Teatime in Ireland," and tea will be served. At 2 p.m., Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St.; 631-727-3228,

The New York Times columnist Gail Collins has a new book “No Stopping Us Now,” which she'll talk about. Tickets ($20) include book signing and wine and cheese reception. At 5 p.m., Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society, Brown Building, 12 Bell St., Bellport; 631-776-7640,

Compiled by Nyasia Draper

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