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LI readings and signings April 23-28

Ann Packer (author of

Ann Packer (author of "The Dive from Clausen's Pier" and "Swim Back to Me") is guest speaker at a Writers Speak program at Stony Brook University Southampton. April 25, 2012. Credit: Jonathan Sprague/


April 23

Ghita Schwarz discusses her debut novel, "Displaced Persons" (HarperCollins). Suggested donation $5. At 7:30 p.m., Lido Beach Synagogue, Lido Boulevard and Fairway Road, Lido Beach; 516-432-4271.


April 25

Ann Packer ("The Dive From Clausen's Pier") is this week's guest at a Writers Speak program. At 7 p.m., Stony Brook University Southampton, Chancellors Hall, 239 Montauk Hwy., Southampton; 631-632-5030,


April 27

Vinny Guadagnino, better known as Vinny G on "Jersey Shore," signs his new book, "Control the Crazy" (Crown). At 7 p.m., Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-271-1442,


April 28

Linda Lear, author of "Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), is the guest speaker at an event to honor the 50th anniversary of Carson's "Silent Spring." Admission is $60, includes wine and hors d'oeuvres. At 4 p.m., South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton, 631-745-0689,



April 28

Lawrence Douglas discusses his novel "The Vices" (Other Press). At 5 p.m., BookHampton, 41 Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-4939.


Compiled by Mary Beth Foley

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