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Author events on Long Island, week of Feb. 26

Omar Bah, author of "Africa's Hell on Earth:

Omar Bah, author of "Africa's Hell on Earth: The Ordeal of an African Journalist." Credit: Omar Bah

Wednesday, March 1

Karen Seader reads from her children’s book “In Your Heart Lives a Rainbow: An Enchanting Approach to Building Children’s Character.” Admission $3, includes craft activity and hot cocoa, for ages 3-5. At 10:30 a.m., The Ward Melville Educational & Cultural Center, Stony Brook Village Center, 97P Main St., Stony Brook; 631-689-5888,

Wednesday, March 1

Omar Bah, right, founder of the Refugee Dream Center and author of “Africa’s Hell on Earth: The Ordeal of an African Journalist,” and Harriet Levin Millan, author of “How Fast Can You Run: Based on the Life of Michael Majok Kuch” and a co-founder of The Reunion Project, read from and discuss their books, 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,

Sunday, March 5

Deer Park resident Miriam Gardner-Engel reads from her children’s book, “I Love My Brother,” followed by a discussion with Irene Garone, president of Samaritan Daytop Family Association and Diane Berg, director of education at Temple Beth El. At 1 p.m., Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-271-1442,

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