2019 Young Writers’ Competition

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is launching its sixth annual writing competition entitled, A Victorian Era Mystery: “Whodunit” at the Mansion, which will start on February 15 and end on June 7, 2019 with an awards presentation on Sunday, Nov. 17, […]

Searchable Sea Literature

Searchable Sea Literature is devoted to works by North American authors, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and plays. This list of works has been expanded from what was initially derived for The Encyclopedia of American Literature of the Sea and the Great Lakes (Jill […]

Mini-BookCon 2018

What is Mini-BookCon 2018? Mini-BookCon 2018 is an opportunity for publishers, agents, editors, writing program providers, MFA programs, and others to show their stuff to current and future writers. This event is tied to the Writers Conference, day three (October 14) of […]

PBS Kids Writers Contest

Connecticut Center for the Book is pleased to support Connecticut Public in this summer’s PBS Kids Writers Contest. This Contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The Contest, running in partnership with […]

The Great American Read

Designed to spark a national conversation about reading, literacy and the books that have inspired, moved and shaped us, THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part PBS series and nationwide competition that explores the joy of books and the power […]

Books + Arts = Fun!

Connecticut Center for the Book is very excited to partner with the Center for Contemporary Printmaking and Creative Arts Workshop at the April 21, 2018 Makers Faire in Westport! This year’s theme for the event is #WeAreConnecticut and will highlight the […]

Celebrate Women’s History Month

The amazing collections of the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum illustrate the vital role of women in American […]

Fresh Voices Poetry Competition

Fresh Voices Poetry Competition offers students the opportunity to write and prepare poems suitable for presentation and publication. Since 1993, student poets from all corners of Connecticut have entered this competition and mentoring program.  The Fresh Voices Poetry Competition is now […]

2018 Connecticut Book Award Submissions

Connecticut Center for the Book at Connecticut Humanities is now accepting submissions for the Connecticut Book Awards! These awards recognize the best books of 2017 by authors and illustrators who reside in Connecticut. Categories include: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, and Young Readers. Entry fee starts at $40 for a 2,000 copy or less […]

Ex Libris

Once upon a time a books were cherished, kept forever and day, and catalogued at home with beautiful printed bookplates (or ex libris) printed with the owner’s name and a fanciful image of some sort which were pasted to the […]

Poetry Out Loud!

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with the Connecticut Office of the Arts to support 2018 Poetry Out Loud, a free high school program which encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry […]

2017 National Book Festival

Books! Authors! Costumed characters! It was all that and much more at the 17th Library of Congress National Book Festival. Connecticut Center for the Book, a program of Connecticut Humanities and the state affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book, had […]

Summer Reading 2017

Reading well takes practice, practice, practice — especially for children! Summer is when reading loss often occurs. Other things are going on – sleep away summer camp, vacation with family or friends, cook outs, day camps for swim, soccer, computer, […]

Route 1 Reads

About Route One Reads Connecting the 2,369 miles of U.S. Route 1 from Ft. Kent, Maine, to Key West, Florida, the Route One Reads initiative is a partnership between 16 affiliate Centers for the Book to promote books that illuminate […]

Book Voyagers

Every parent wants to see their child succeed and reading together at home is an important place to start. Book Voyagers programs are designed to promote the joy of reading and encourage families to create literature rich home environments. Our […]

Studio 170

This is soooo cool. Danbury Public Library has developed a brand-new recording studio called Studio 170 with the support of the Friends of the Danbury Library. What could you do with it? Record your own podcast Record a music or […]

Far Country with Timothy Kenny

Timothy Kenny is a former USA Today foreign editor, non-­‐profit foundation executive, Fulbright scholar and associate professor of journalism at the University of Connecticut. In 2002-­‐03 Kenny lived for a year in Kosovo, working as a senior media advisor and […]

Brass Valley with Emery Roth II

Emery Roth II has been shooting photographs since childhood. He studied both design and language arts at Carnegie-Mellon University, simultaneously earning degrees in architecture and literature. His photographic passions lead him to careful compositions under natural light only, but no […]

I Almost Forgot About You

In I Almost Forgot About You, Dr. Georgia Young’s wonderful life—great friends, family, and a successful career—aren’t enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, she finds herself […]

Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud is a nationwide contest that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. Students who participate in Poetry Out Loud practice public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. […]

Robert Tougias

Robert Tougias is an established nature writer and author. Tougias contributes nature articles to newspapers throughout New England and writes several outdoor columns for newspapers in #Connecticut. His articles on cougars have appeared in many magazines, including Appalachian Trailways and […]