Date: October 20, 2019

Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. – Awards ceremony
4:00-5:30 – Reception and book signings

(Books available for purchase at the event.)

Emcee: WTHN anchor and author Ann Nyberg

Keynote address: Philip Caputo, co-winner of a Pulitzer Prize, author of A Rumor of War and of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including his latest collection of short stories called Hunter’s Moon.

Place: Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103


Early Bird (until September 20): $20.00
Post September 20: $25.00

Purchase tickets


As a non-profit organization our purpose and passion is to tell Connecticut stories. We celebrate authors and the tales they weave that connect us to our state’s rich literary heritage and beyond. We also promote the vital role of libraries, reading and critical thinking to the residents of this state.

We are able to achieve this through the generosity and financial support of our donors and sponsors. Your help provides the resources, materials and skills that drive these efforts and other enrichment programs offered through CT Humanities.

Last, but not least, Connecticut Cen­ter for the Book and its partners at the Connecticut Office of the Arts, Barnes & Noble, Hartford Public Li­brary, University of Connecticut, and many others, are delighted to bring you Book/Mark This! a celebra­tion of Connecti­cut Grown literary activities scheduled in September and October.


The 2019 Connecticut Book Awards, of course!

There are several ways to contribute to the Connecticut Book Awards. You can become a individual donor or you might might suggest corporate sponsorship where you work.

Connecticut Center for the Book can accept payment by check or credit card.

Checks should be made payable to Connecticut Humanities and sent to:

Connecticut Humanities
100 Riverview Center, Suite 270
Middletown, CT 06457
P: 860.937.6582


Connecticut Grown Literature

Connecticut Center for the Book is the state affiliate of the national Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Our mission is to promote the written and spoken word throughout the state, and to foster a love of reading for the people of Connecticut.

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September 20 @ 11:30 am - September 20 @ 3:30 pm | Pratt Street
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September 25 @ 6:00 pm - September 25 @ 8:00 pm | Wethersfield High School
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September 28 @ 1:00 pm - September 28 @ 2:00 pm | Hartford Public Library
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October 1 @ 7:00 pm - October 1 @ 8:00 pm | Avon Free Public Library
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October 3 @ 3:00 pm - October 3 @ 4:00 pm | Avon Free Public Library
Book Voyagers
October 3 @ 5:30 pm - October 3 @ 6:30 pm | Hartford Public Library

Book Voyagers

Promoting the joy of reading and encourage families to create literature-rich home environments.

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