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Scarf Merrell’s “Shirley” Finds a Hollywood Cast

For four years, Susan Scarf Merrell had a secret — the hardest secret she’s ever had to keep. Finally, the word is out.

Murder In Matera: Investigation in Italy Uncovers Truth

Separated by four generations, a language barrier and the Atlantic Ocean, the legend of Vita Gallitelli is set in 19th-century southern Italy, where poverty and violence forced her to flee to the United States — but only after she and her husband allegedly murdered someone.
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“One for the Books” is a Tradition for John Jermain Library

The John Jermain Memorial Library “One for the Books” gatherings may predate director Catherine Creedon by just one year, but by the time she arrived, they had already become tradition.

A Pianist’s Story: Taking Life in Stride

The book is about Judy Carmichael’s engaging account of her professional and personal life as a Grammy-nominated Steinway artist doing swing and stride.

Writers Speak Wednesdays Wraps Up Guest Speakers

Melissa Febos and Alex Gilvarry will be the final guest authors in the spring Writers Speak Wednesdays series on April 25 at 7 p.m. at Stony Brook Southampton.

More Than Just a Fisherman’s Wife

Over the past 30 years, there is one common thread through much of Stephanie Villani’s life: the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket.

THAW Fest Unites East End Arts World

Hamptons Art Network’s 19 member organizations are teaming up for this weekend’s THAW Fest to bring a cultural awareness that transcends the luxurious lifestyle often associated with the Hamptons.

Bits & Banter: Cornelia Foss, Jericho Brown, Uganda Fundraising, PechaKucha!

Poet Jericho Brown will be the next guest in the spring Writers Speak Wednesdays series of free author talks and readings on Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at Chancellors Hall at Stony Brook Southampton.

Writers Speak is on the Road to Sag Harbor

Five writers connected to the MFA in Creative Writing at Stony Brook Southampton are taking the popular Writers Speak program on the road this week.

African-American Read-In at Canio’s on Saturday

Kathryn Szoka — co-owner of Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor — joined forces with the John Jermain Memorial Library to bring attention to all-too-often overlooked African-American authors by hosting a “read-in” during Black History Month.

Stony Brook Southampton Keeping Up With The Curve

In the past five years, the number of podcasts has more than tripled to over 300,000. And with them come more listeners, more fans and a growing need for editors, writers and producers.

A Conversation With Lou Ann Walker

In its new edition, The Southampton Review scored a major first: One of its essays, “Taut Rhythmic Surfaces” by George Saunders, has won a Pushcart Prize.

Kozatch Takes Readers “Off the East End”

“Off the East End” is an earnest book, and it’s obvious that the author has a commitment to the people he writes about.

Creating a Story with a Bestselling Author in Sag Harbor

To the approximately 300 kids at the assembly, bestselling author James Hannibal asked, “Who likes to write stories?” About half of them raised their hands.

Billy Baldwin Pens Inspirational Children’s Book

The Sag Harbor children’s author loves creation and storytelling, and says it’s worth every bit of grammar work and writing to achieve his goals.

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