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Book/Mark This! a celebra­tion of Connecti­cut Grown literary activities were scheduled throughout Hartford in the fall of 2019. The 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, brought out the following:

READI Talks with the Commission on the Arts. READI Talks are in-depth conversations with creative professionals held in intimate settings throughout Connecticut.

Connecticut Literary Festival: Its inaugural year was a resounding success. More than 500 people attended the festival held at Real Art Ways on October 5. The festival brought together readers, writers, thinkers, presses, and literary enthu­siasts from every corner of Connecti­cut.

On October 16, 2019, the Mark Twain House and Museum and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center were dedicated as the two newest Connecticut Literary Landmark sites. Literary Landmarks is a program of United for Libraries and encourages the dedication of historic literary sites.

A new Connecticut Literary Tour was developed for the CT Humanities’ ConnTours app.

A Book Plates Exhibit was developed by the University of Connecticut’s at Storrs specialists in Special Collections and Archives.

Books on Pratt by Barnes & Noble on September 20 was a day-long opportunity to speak with Connecticut-based authors and purchase their books.

Hartford Public Library is hosted a Big Read in September and October and had many activities scheduled for the duration.

Connecticut Center for the Book was proud to coordinate these efforts and hopes to do so again in 2020!



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October 2019

Connecticut Literary Festival

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street
Hartford, CT 06106
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READI Talk with Kwame Alexander

October 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06103 United States
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The Big Read Features Advice from the Lights by Stephanie Burt

October 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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Author Talk: One Man Dancing with Patricia Keeney

October 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, 77 Forest Street
Hartford, CT 06015 United States
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