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Author events on Long Island, week of April 16

Freeport native Erik Larson, author of

Freeport native Erik Larson, author of "Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania." Credit: Benjamin Benschneider

Tuesday, April 18

Actors Paul Sorvino and Dee Dee Sorvino talk about and sign copies of their new cookbook, “Pinot, Pasta, and Parties.” At 7 p.m., Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-271-1442,

Wednesday, April 19

Julie Shigekuni, a University of New Mexico creative writing professor and novelist (“In Plain View”), reads from and discusses her work, part of the “Writers Speak” series. Reception at 6:30 p.m., reading at 7 p.m., Radio Lounge, Chancellors Hall, second floor, Stony Brook Southampton campus, 39 Tuckahoe Rd., Southampton; 631-632-5030,

Thursday, April 20

Massapequa resident Linda Maria Frank, former forensic science teacher and author of the Annie Tillery Mystery series, gives a talk on DNA analysis. Register in advance. At 7 p.m., Lindenhurst Memorial Library, 1 Lee Ave., Lindenhurst; 631-957-7755,

Saturday, April 22

Young adult authors Patty Blount of Farmingdale, Karuna Riazi of North Babylon, Gae Polisner of Greenlawn, Mark Alpert, Zoraida Córdova, Matthew Loux and Adam Silvera participate in a panel discussion about their work. Free with online registration. At 10 a.m., St. Joseph’s College, third floor, McGann Conference Center, O’Connor Hall, 155 W. Roe Blvd., Patchogue;

East Hampton writer Dava Sobel, author of “Galileo’s Daughter” and “Longitude,” discusses and signs copies of her new book, “The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars.” At 5 p.m., Canio’s Books, 290 Main St., Sag Harbor; 631-725-4926,

Sunday, April 23

Erik Larson, author of “The Devil in the White City” and “In the Garden of Beasts,” discusses “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania,” the Long Island Reads selection for 2017. Free with advanced registration online. At 2 p.m., Hillwood Recital Hall, Tilles Center, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville;


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