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Author events on Long Island, week of March 26

Francine Prose talks about and signs copies of

Francine Prose talks about and signs copies of her latest novel, "Mister Monkey: A Novel," on March 29. Credit: HarperCollins

Monday, March 27

Author and activist Rebecca Solnit (“Men Explain Things to Me”) reads from and discusses her books on feminism. At 6:30 p.m., Hofstra University, Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus, 1000 Fulton Ave., Hempstead, 516-463-5669,

Wednesday, March 29

David Brooks, New York Times columnist and author (“The Road to Character”), is the keynote speaker for “Trump: The First 60 Days,” at the Joe and Peggy Maher Leadership Forum, register ( At 5:30 p.m., Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, 516-323-4508,

Wednesday, March 29

Author Francine Prose talks about and signs copies of her book, “Mister Monkey: A Novel.” At 7:30 p.m., Bryant Library, 2 Paper Mill Rd., Roslyn, 516-621-2240,

Thursday, March 30

Brett Topel, sports writer and East Hills resident, talks about and signs copies of his book, “So You Think You’re a Mets Fan?: Stars, Stats, Records, and Memories of True Diehards.” At 7 p.m., Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington, 631-271-1442,

Saturday, April 1

Poets Maggie Bloomfield, a Westhampton Beach resident, and Susan Dingle, of New Suffolk, read from their works during the “Poetry For Our Times” event, plus open mic readings (must register to read). At 5 p.m., Canio’s Books, 290 Main St., Sag Harbor, 631-725-4926,

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