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Author events on Long Island, week of Feb. 19

Jamal Joseph is participating in the Writers Speak

Jamal Joseph is participating in the Writers Speak series at Stony Brook Southampton on Feb. 22

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Jamal Joseph, author of “Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion and Reinvention” and “Tupac Legacy,” 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, stonybrook.edu/mfa

Greenlawn resident Susan Rubenstein DeMasi, a professor at Suffolk County Community College, discusses her biography, “Henry Alsberg: The Driving Force of the New Deal Federal Writers’ Project.” At 7 p.m., Huntington Library, 338 Main St., Huntington; 631-427-5165, myhpl.org

Thursday, Feb. 23

Farmingdale resident Michael O’Keefe, a retired NYPD detective, reads from and signs copies of his novel, “Shot to Pieces” At 7 p.m., Turn of the Corkscrew, 110 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre; 516-764-6000, turnofthecorkscrew.com

Saturday, Feb. 25

East Hampton resident Dava Sobel, author of “Galileo’s Daughter” and “Longitude,” discusses and signs copies of her latest book, “The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars.” At 5 p.m., BookHampton, 41 Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-4939, bookhampton.com

Sunday, Feb. 26

Peter Quinn talks about and signs copies of “The Banished Children of Eve: A Novel of Civil War New York.” Register in advance. At 2 p.m., Quogue Library, 90 Quogue St., Quogue; 631-653-4224, quoguelibrary.org

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