Styron to Speak on Campus

at Stony Brook Southampton

    Styron fans, prepare for an insider’s view: Alexandra Styron will be the first to the lectern for the spring’s Writers Speak series at Stony Brook Southampton on Wednesday with “Reading My Father,” her recent book about her relationship with William Styron, who died in 2006. The free event starts at 7 p.m., upstairs in Chancellors Hall’s Radio Lounge. Ms. Styron is the author of a novel, “All the Finest Girls,” and her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and elsewhere.

    The series continues on March 5 with the poet Susan Wheeler and, on March 12, with Megan Abbott, a crime novelist. On April 2, the college’s Dan Menaker will interview Masha Gessen, a journalist and activist for sexual minorities. April 9 brings Mark Epstein, a psychiatrist who writes about Buddhism, and on April 30 it’ll be Dinah Lenney, who that month will be coming out with a new collection of interconnected essays, “The Object Parade.”

    Students in the M.F.A. program in creative writing and literature will read from their work on May 7.