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Author events on Long Island, week of March 27

Kim Barker

Kim Barker Credit: William Coupon

Wednesday, March 30

Author and reporter Kim Barker, portrayed by Tina Fey in the new film “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” discusses her book “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” At 11 a.m., Nassau Community College, CCB Multipurpose Room, 1 Education Dr., Garden City; 516-572-7148,

Betsy Horn discusses her book “A Little Touch of Cancer and How It Made Me Well: One Woman’s Travels through Ovarian Cancer.” At 1 p.m., Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Rd., Southampton, reserve at 631-283-0774, ext. 523, or register at

Saturday, April 2

Long Island author Reed Farrel Coleman discusses and signs copies of his novel “Where It Hurts.” At 4:30 p.m., Southampton Books, 16 Hampton Road North, Southampton; 631-283-0270,

Local historian Jason Antos discusses his book “Shea Stadium.” At 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 1542 Northern Blvd., Manhasset; 516-365-6723

Sunday, April 3

“Word Up: Long Island LitFest” features authors Alan Zweibel, Amy Ferris, Adam Resnick, Susan Shapiro, Elinor Lipman and others; book sales and signings between readings. Panel discussion (11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.) for the first 50 people who register. Festival tickets $30. From 1-6 p.m., Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre; 516-323-4444,

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