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, stonybrook.edu/mfa
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, bookrevue.com
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, longpondgreenbelt.org
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