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Connecticut Authors Trail 2019

June 17, 2019 • Featured, Nutmeg News

The Connecticut Authors Trail is back! Twenty-five libraries will host…


Welcome to Margaret Gibson, CT’s Newest Poet Laureate

June 4, 2019 • Nutmeg News

The Connecticut Office of the Arts recently announced the appointment…


2019 Young Writers’ Competition

February 13, 2019 • Nutmeg News

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is launching its sixth annual writing…


Take Your Child to the Library Day!

January 25, 2019 • Nutmeg News

Saturday, February 2, 2019 is Take Your Child to the…


Searchable Sea Literature

January 3, 2019 • Nutmeg News

Searchable Sea Literature is devoted to works by North American authors,…


Letters About Literature: Writing to a Favorite Author

December 21, 2018 • Nutmeg News

This is a guest blog post by Malavika Kannan, a…


Collected Audio Clips – 2018 CT Book Award Winners

October 26, 2018 • Nutmeg News



2018 Connecticut Book Award Winners

The Connecticut Center for the Book named the winners of…


Finale! The Great American Read 2018

October 23, 2018 • Nutmeg News

October 23, 2018 marks the finale this The Great American…


October 19-20: National Day on Writing

October 9, 2018 • Nutmeg News

Writing is a critical skill, as critical as reading well…


2018 CT Book Award Finalists

Connecticut Center for the Book, a Connecticut Humanities program, has…


Books By CT Authors Published in 2018 (So far…)

August 14, 2018 • Nutmeg News

Did you know that 73 books for adult readers were…


Mini-BookCon 2018

August 2, 2018 • Nutmeg News

What is Mini-BookCon 2018? Mini-BookCon 2018 is an opportunity for publishers, agents,…


Connecticut’s 2018 National Book Festival Selection

July 3, 2018 • Nutmeg News

When visitors come to Connecticut’s booth at the Parade of…


Save the Date: Connecticut Book Awards-October 14

June 17, 2018 • Nutmeg News

The deadline has passed for submission to the 2018 Connecticut…


PBS Kids Writers Contest

June 6, 2018 • Nutmeg News

Connecticut Center for the Book is pleased to support Connecticut…


The Great American Read

May 29, 2018 • Nutmeg News

Designed to spark a national conversation about reading, literacy and…


Guess What? It’s National Poetry Month

April 4, 2018 • Nutmeg News

April is National Poetry Month and the Academy of American…


Next Up: Passport to Connecticut Libraries

March 26, 2018 • Nutmeg News

Over 100 Connecticut libraries are participating in Passport to Connecticut…


Books + Arts = Fun!

March 15, 2018 • Nutmeg News

Connecticut Center for the Book is very excited to partner…


Celebrate Women’s History Month

March 9, 2018 • Nutmeg News

The amazing collections of the Library of Congress, National Archives and…


Fresh Voices Poetry Competition

February 16, 2018 • Nutmeg News, Uncategorized

Fresh Voices Poetry Competition offers students the opportunity to write and…


Save the Date: Director of National Book Awards to Speak Mar 20

January 22, 2018 • Nutmeg News

Lisa Lucas, Director of the National Book Foundation, will speak at…


Hartford Creative Composition Contest

January 19, 2018 • Nutmeg News

This contest is for students in grades 4-12 who live…


Ex Libris

December 5, 2017 • Nutmeg News

Once upon a time a books were cherished, kept forever…


Poetry Out Loud!

December 5, 2017 • Nutmeg News

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation…


READ Local – Welles-Turner Memorial Library

November 22, 2017 • Nutmeg News

Great opportunity for Connecticut Authors! “READ Local” is a Local…


2017 Connecticut Book Award Winners

  The Connecticut Book Awards were held on October 22,…


And the 2017 CT Book Award Finalists Are…

The 2017 Connecticut Book Awards finalists are in!


September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

September 6, 2017 • Nutmeg News

September marks the 30th anniversary of Library Card Sign-up Month—a time…


Windham-Campbell Prizes Literary Festival 2017

September 6, 2017 • Nutmeg News

The Windham-Campbell Prizes has published the full schedule for its…


2017 National Book Festival

September 2, 2017 • Nutmeg News

Books! Authors! Costumed characters! It was all that and much…


And now for a nice book selection from NPR…

July 10, 2017 • Nutmeg News

Actually, there is a little something for everyone in these…


100 Years Since The War To End All Wars

June 6, 2017 • Nutmeg News

It has been 100 years since the United States entered…


Helen Sheehan Book Prize

June 6, 2017 • Nutmeg News

Elephant Rock Books is accepting manuscripts for full-length YA novels…


BROADSIDES: Writers’ Response to selected ENDWORKS Artworks

May 20, 2017 • Nutmeg News

Historically broadsides were large sheets of paper printed on one side…


Summer Reading 2017

May 20, 2017 • Nutmeg News

Reading well takes practice, practice, practice — especially for children!…


Route 1 Reads

April 29, 2017 • Featured, Nutmeg News

About Route One Reads Connecting the 2,369 miles of U.S….


We’re Moving!

April 29, 2017 • Nutmeg News

In just a few more days we’ll be in our…


Connecticut Book Awards Are Back!

February 8, 2017 • Nutmeg News

The Connecticut Book Awards – on hiatus since 2011 –…


Studio 170

February 7, 2017 • Nutmeg News

This is soooo cool. Danbury Public Library has developed a…


Application Open for Yale Writers’ Conference

January 27, 2017 • Nutmeg News

‘Tis the season – the season to apply or register…


Finding Books In Your Library From Almost Anywhere

January 27, 2017 • Nutmeg News

Did you know that if you use Chrome as your…


Volunteers Needed for New Haven Reads

January 11, 2017 • Nutmeg News

New Haven Reads is seeking volunteers to help tutor children…


Wesleyan Bookstore Moving Downtown

January 3, 2017 • Nutmeg News

Wesleyan University’s bookstore, as probably anyone from Middletown knows, is…


The Winners Are In! 2016 National Book Awards

November 17, 2016 • Nutmeg News

  Fiction Colson Whitehead The Underground Railroad Non-Fiction Ibram X….


Storybook Trail in East Lyme

October 19, 2016 • Nutmeg News

What a cool idea! East Lyme’s new Storybook Trail combines…


Little Free Library

October 3, 2016 • Nutmeg News

You may be wondering: What’s a Little Free Library? Very…


Submissions Being Accepted for the Tassy Walden Awards

September 30, 2016 • Nutmeg News

Are you an unpublished writer or illustrator of children’s books?…


Letters About Literature

August 30, 2016 • Nutmeg News

Letters about Literature is a wonderful opportunity for students to…


Maritime Literature of North America

August 2, 2016 • Nutmeg News

It’s not all Herman Melville and Moby Dick or Hemingway’s…


Stephen King to Open Main Stage at National Book Festival

July 12, 2016 • Nutmeg News

The Library of Congress announced today that Stephen King will…


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