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  • Avon Free Public Library France Book Discussion Series: Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland

    Date: February 27, 2017

    Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 281 Country Club Rd
    Avon
    06001
    United States

    France Book Discussion Series Monday, January 23, 1 PM: Lessons in French by Hilary Reyl Monday, February 6, 1 PM: The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson Monday, February 27, 1 PM: Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland Monday, March 6: Snow date We will be discussing the use of France as a read more

  • The Usual Suspects Mystery Book Club

    Date: February 27, 2017

    Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: New London Public Library 63 Huntington Street
    New London
    06320
    United States

    Monthly Mystery Book Club meets at New London Public Library. Open to all interested in reading mysteries. February selection is Dorothy Sayers’ first Peter Wimsey novel, Whose Body. Copies available at New London Public Library.

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    Classic Mysteries Book Discussion

    Date: February 28, 2017

    Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 123 Broad St
    Middletown
    06457
    United States

    Join us for a discussion of the Father Brown mysteries by G.K. Chesterton, starting with the short story The Blue Cross from the collection The Innocence of Father Brown. Written as the deliberate antithesis of Sherlock, Father Brown uses his intuition and knowledge of human na-ture to solve crimes and read more

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    Listen Here: Parental Leave

    Date: February 28, 2017

    Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Category: Theater and Staged Reading
    Address: 847 Chapel St, 2nd Floor
    New Haven
    06510
    United States

    Join us for an evening of great short fiction performed by members of the New Haven Theater Company, followed by a half-hour “talk back” with the New Haven Review team. Donations accepted; registration encouraged. Sherman Alexie: This is what It Means to say Phoenix, Arizona John Updike: Flight Listen Here read more

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    Writers’ Workshop

    Date: March 4, 2017

    Time: 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

    Category: Workshop and Writing
    Address: 7 Maple Ave
    Durham
    06422
    United States

    Keynote Address — Alice Mattison “The Pleasures and Perils of Writing a Novel” Alice Mattison (The Kite and the String, etc.) will discuss what may go right and wrong when you are the lucky and cursed person with an impulse you can’t ignore to write a book-length work of fiction. read more

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    Durham Library Writers’ Workshop

    Date: March 4, 2017

    Time: 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

    Address: 7 Maple Ave
    Durham
    06422
    United States

    Saturday March 4th from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. Keynote Address — Alice Mattison “The Pleasures and Perils of Writing a Novel” Alice Mattison (The Kite and the String, etc.) will discuss what may go right and wrong when you are the lucky and cursed person with an impulse you can’t read more

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    A Reading for Al-Mutanabbi Street

    Date: March 4, 2017

    Time: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

    Category: Miscellaneous
    Address: 847 Chapel St
    New Haven
    06510
    United States

    On the 10th anniversary of the 2007 bombing of the booksellers’ market in Baghdad, in defiance of the ongoing attacks throughout the world against reading and readers. Excerpts from the anthology Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here will be read by Daisy C. Abreu Stephen Vincent Kobasa Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at read more

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    Saturdays: Introductory Tour of Beinecke & #HarlemRen Show

    Date: March 4, 2017

    Time: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

    Category: Miscellaneous
    Address: 121 Wall St
    New Haven
    06511
    United States

    Every Saturday from Saturday, February 25, through Saturday, April 15, Yale student tour guides or Beinecke staff will offer free introductory tours of Beinecke and the current special exhibition, Gather Out of Star-Dust: The Harlem Renaissance and The Beinecke Library More information on the exhibition at http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/harlemren

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    Mondays at Beinecke with Nancy Kuhl on Miguel Covarrubias

    Date: March 6, 2017

    Time: 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

    Category: Miscellaneous
    Address: 121 Wall St
    New Haven
    06511
    United States

    A weekly gallery talk and tea, during the academic term, highlighting objects from the exhibitions and collections; please note there are no talks during Yale spring recess. Nancy Kuhl on Miguel Covarrubias In conjunction with the special exhibition, “Gather Out of Star-Dust: The Harlem Renaissance and the Beinecke Library” More read more

  • Mysteries On Main @ Mary Cheney Library

    Date: March 6, 2017

    Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 586 Main St
    Manchester
    06040
    United States

    A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters Brother Cadfael Mysteries The ambitious head of Shrewsbury Abbey wants to acquire Saint Winifred’s sacred remains for his Benedictine order. And when the ensuing controversy leads to murder, Brother Cadfael investigates. More information here.

  • Shakespeare Book Club: Henry VI, Part II

    Date: March 6, 2017

    Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

    Address: 20 S Main St
    West Hartford
    06107
    United States

    West Hartford Public Library and Capital Classics Theatre Company team up to bring you the Shakespeare Book Club. Join Capital Classics Artistic Associate and Professor of Theatre Geoffrey Sheehan in discussions of Shakespeare’s great works of theatrical literature. The discussions will focus on literary elements, such as story, theme, and read more

  • Roar Reading Series - March 6, 2017

    Date: March 6, 2017

    Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Address: 2075 Hillside Rd
    Mansfield
    06269
    United States

    Join the Roar Reading Series on the first Monday of every month at 7:00 pm at the UConn B&N Bookstore at Storrs Center. Hang out, listen to some riveting stories, and meet us for a drink at Geno’s afterwards. Please visit the Roar Reading Series website for more details!  

  • An afternoon with author Georgia Hunter

    Date: March 7, 2017

    Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Address: 281 Country Club Rd
    Avon
    06001
    United States

    WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES comes from the experiences of Georgia Hunter’s grandfather-Addy in the book-and his family. In high school, Hunter had interviewed her grandmother for a research project, and came away with a remarkable story that lives within her own family. This story never strayed from her mind, read more

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    Wheeler Library Book Sale

    Date: March 7, 2017 - March 11, 2017

    Time: 6:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Category: Miscellaneous
    Address: 101 Main St
    North Stonington
    06359
    United States

    It’sTime for the Friends of Wheeler Library Spring Book Sale! PREVIEW : Entrance Fee: $5. Tuesday, March 7, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 10 to 4 Thursday, March 9, 10 to 8 Friday, March 10, 10 to 4 Saturday, March 11, 10 to 1 Great choices for gift read more

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    Racial Justice Book Club

    Date: March 7, 2017

    Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 123 Broad St
    Middletown
    06457
    United States

    We will discuss Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. As one reviewer said, “This the sort of book you could pick apart sentence by sentence for a year and at the end of that year just shake your head in despair. What Coates has done…is passionately and profoundly read more

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    “Life After Life”: A Future Classics Book Discussion with Dr. Mark Schenker

    Date: March 7, 2017

    Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 10 Newton Rd
    Woodbridge
    06525
    United States

    Kate Atkinson is an award-winning English writer. Her novel, Life After Life, was the winner of the Costa Novel Award and the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Prize, and was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize. It was also voted Book of the Year in 2014 for the independent booksellers associations read more

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    Central Authors - March 8, 2017

    Date: March 8, 2017

    Time: 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

    Address: 1615 Stanley St
    New Britain
    06051
    United States

    Central Authors, the book-talk program featuring authors from the ranks of Central Connecticut State University’s faculty, staff and alumni, will continue its 14th season in February. All readings take place in the Central Connecticut State University bookstore in the Student Center and the program is free and open to the read more

  • Visiting Author: Min Jin Lee

    Date: March 8, 2017

    Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Address: 847 Chapel St
    New Haven
    06510
    United States

    In conversation with Cyd and Mark Oppenheimer Min Jin Lee’s debut novel Free Food for Millionaires was a No. 1 Book Sense Pick, a New York Times Editor’s Choice, a Wall Street Journal Juggle Book Club selection, and a national bestseller; it was a Top 10 Novels of the Year read more

  • March Writers Circle: Write-In with Daisy Abreu

    Date: March 11, 2017

    Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

    Category: Workshop and Writing
    Address: 847 Chapel St
    New Haven
    06510
    United States

    March Writers Circle: Write-In with Daisy Abreu A 3 hour session that offers space and a place to write! Join us for this weekend session: Write-In with Daisy Abreu at the Institute Library as we discuss various topics in the form of writers prompts, reflect, write, and share. Bring Laptops, read more

  • Russell Readers - March 14, 2017

    Date: March 14, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 123 Broad St
    Middletown
    06457
    United States

    In February, we will discuss The Cracked Looking-Glass by Katherine Anne Porter from the collection 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories. Discussions are based on the Great Books Foundation method in which readers talk in open gatherings, under a leader, about the great issues that have shaped civilization as read more

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    Local Author Night: Historical Fiction

    Date: March 14, 2017

    Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Address: 768 Boston Post Rd
    Madison
    06443
    United States

    Local & Independent Author Night: Historical Fiction R.J. Julia fully supports local and independent authors and takes pride in their success. It is our pleasure to dedicate this evening to local and independent authors, each unique in their writing styles and stories. Please support our local writing community and join read more

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    Delicious Discussion Author Event – Harry Haskell

    Date: March 15, 2017

    Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Address: 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd
    Montville
    06382
    United States

    Our next Delicious Discussion Author Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, March 15th and will feature Harry Haskell, author of Maiden Flight. Please join us at Michael Jordan’s Steak House at Mohegan Sun from 12 – 1:30pm for this fantastic event and celebrate Women’s History Month! The Delicious Discussion Author read more

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    Storysharing at the Institute Library - March 16, 2017

    Date: March 16, 2017

    Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Category: Storytelling
    Address: 847 Chapel St
    New Haven
    06510
    United States

    The Institute Library is sponsoring a monthly story sharing group on the third Thursday of each month from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. The group gives its members an opportunity to share stories in a very informal atmosphere. The stories may be of any kind – traditional folk tales, myths, stories of read more

  • Agatha Christie: Poirot

    Date: March 18, 2017

    Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 281 Country Club Rd
    Avon
    06001
    United States

    Agatha Christie: Poirot How did Poirot become such a beloved character? Please read The Murder of Roger Ackroyd before attending. Lecture led by Dr. Stuart Barnett, CCSU.

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    Central Authors - March 22, 2017

    Date: March 22, 2017

    Time: 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

    Address: 1615 Stanley St
    New Britain
    06051
    United States

    Central Authors, the book-talk program featuring authors from the ranks of Central Connecticut State University’s faculty, staff and alumni, will continue its 14th season in February. All readings take place in the Central Connecticut State University bookstore in the Student Center and the program is free and open to the read more

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    Visiting Author: Kris Jansma & Taylor Larsen

    Date: March 29, 2017

    Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Address: 847 Chapel St
    New Haven
    06510
    United States

    Please join us for the latest installment of our Visiting Author series, presenting writers Kris Jansma and Taylor Larsen. Kris Jansma grew up in Lincroft, New Jersey. He received his B.A. in The Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University and an M.F.A. in Fiction from Columbia University. He is the read more

  • Shakespeare Book Club: Henry VI, Part II

    Date: April 3, 2017

    Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

    Address: 20 S Main St
    West Hartford
    06107
    United States

    West Hartford Public Library and Capital Classics Theatre Company team up to bring you the Shakespeare Book Club. Join Capital Classics Artistic Associate and Professor of Theatre Geoffrey Sheehan in discussions of Shakespeare’s great works of theatrical literature. The discussions will focus on literary elements, such as story, theme, and read more

  • Roar Reading Series - April 3, 2017

    Date: April 3, 2017

    Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Address: 2075 Hillside Rd
    Mansfield
    06269
    United States

    Join the Roar Reading Series on the first Monday of every month at 7:00 pm at the UConn B&N Bookstore at Storrs Center. Hang out, listen to some riveting stories, and meet us for a drink at Geno’s afterwards. Please visit the Roar Reading Series website for more details!  

  • Avon Free Public Library Japan Book Discussion Series: The Street of a Thousand Blossoms

    Date: April 4, 2017

    Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 281 Country Club Rd
    Avon
    06001
    United States

    Japan Book Discussion Series Tuesday, April 4: The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama Tuesday, April 18: The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz Tuesday, May 2: Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki We will be discussing the use of Japan as a setting in each book. read more

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    Central Authors - April 5, 2017

    Date: April 5, 2017

    Time: 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

    Address: 1615 Stanley St
    New Britain
    06051
    United States

    Central Authors, the book-talk program featuring authors from the ranks of Central Connecticut State University’s faculty, staff and alumni, will continue its 14th season in February. All readings take place in the Central Connecticut State University bookstore in the Student Center and the program is free and open to the read more

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    Chelsea Clinton, “It’s Your World” Book Signing

    Date: April 5, 2017

    Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Address: 768 Boston Post Rd
    Madison
    06443
    United States

    Book Signing Guidelines: – The purchase of a ticket is required to attend the book signing. – A ticket includes (1) copy of It’s Your World and admission for up to four family members to the signing line. – Chelsea will personalize each purchased copy of It’s Your World with read more

  • Russell Readers - April 11, 2017

    Date: April 11, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 123 Broad St
    Middletown
    06457
    United States

    In February, we will discuss The Cracked Looking-Glass by Katherine Anne Porter from the collection 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories. Discussions are based on the Great Books Foundation method in which readers talk in open gatherings, under a leader, about the great issues that have shaped civilization as read more

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    Central Authors - April 12, 2017

    Date: April 12, 2017

    Time: 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

    Address: 1615 Stanley St
    New Britain
    06051
    United States

    Central Authors, the book-talk program featuring authors from the ranks of Central Connecticut State University’s faculty, staff and alumni, will continue its 14th season in February. All readings take place in the Central Connecticut State University bookstore in the Student Center and the program is free and open to the read more

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    Storysharing at the Institute Library - April 20, 2017

    Date: April 20, 2017

    Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Category: Storytelling
    Address: 847 Chapel St
    New Haven
    06510
    United States

    The Institute Library is sponsoring a monthly story sharing group on the third Thursday of each month from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. The group gives its members an opportunity to share stories in a very informal atmosphere. The stories may be of any kind – traditional folk tales, myths, stories of read more

  • Our Stories/ Nuestras Historias

    Date: April 29, 2017

    Time: 3:30 pm to 9:00 pm

    Address: Norwich Arts Center 62 Broadway
    Norwich
    06360
    United States

    Celebrating Latino Literature, part of New Visions and Voices’ month of April Celebrating Latinos in the Arts at the Norwich Arts Center 62 Broadway, Norwich. Afternoon of dancers and sharing our stories, evening of readings honoring poet /activist Bessy Reyna, featuring award-winning Latino authors Bessy Reyna, Jose B. Gonzalez, Carlos Hernandez, read more

  • Shakespeare Book Club: Richard III

    Date: May 1, 2017

    Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Address: 20 S Main St
    West Hartford
    06107
    United States

    West Hartford Public Library and Capital Classics Theatre Company team up to bring you the Shakespeare Book Club. Join Capital Classics Artistic Associate and Professor of Theatre Geoffrey Sheehan in discussions of Shakespeare’s great works of theatrical literature. The discussions will focus on literary elements, such as story, theme, and read more

  • Roar Reading Series - May 1, 2017

    Date: May 1, 2017

    Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Address: 2075 Hillside Rd
    Mansfield
    06269
    United States

    Join the Roar Reading Series on the first Monday of every month at 7:00 pm at the UConn B&N Bookstore at Storrs Center. Hang out, listen to some riveting stories, and meet us for a drink at Geno’s afterwards. Please visit the Roar Reading Series website for more details!  

  • Avon Free Public Library Japan Book Discussion Series: Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

    Date: May 2, 2017

    Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 281 Country Club Rd
    Avon
    06001
    United States

    Avon Free Public Library Japan Book Discussion Series Tuesday, April 4: The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama Tuesday, April 18: The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz Tuesday, May 2: Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki We will be discussing the use of Japan as a read more

  • Russell Readers - May 9, 2017

    Date: May 9, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 123 Broad St
    Middletown
    06457
    United States

    In February, we will discuss The Cracked Looking-Glass by Katherine Anne Porter from the collection 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories. Discussions are based on the Great Books Foundation method in which readers talk in open gatherings, under a leader, about the great issues that have shaped civilization as read more

  • Yale Writers’ Conference – Session I

    Date: June 3, 2017 - June 13, 2017

    Address: 225 Prospect St
    New Haven
    06511
    United States

    The Yale Writers’ Conference is proud to engage the services of talented and seasoned instructors with strong records of publication and teaching. Drawing on their unique experience, instructors provide a variety of their own materials and exercises designed to illuminate and improve all aspects of the craft of writing. Sessions read more

  • Russell Readers - June 13, 2017

    Date: June 13, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 123 Broad St
    Middletown
    06457
    United States

    In February, we will discuss The Cracked Looking-Glass by Katherine Anne Porter from the collection 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories. Discussions are based on the Great Books Foundation method in which readers talk in open gatherings, under a leader, about the great issues that have shaped civilization as read more

  • Yale Writers’ Conference – Session II

    Date: June 15, 2017 - June 18, 2017

    Address: 225 Prospect St
    New Haven
    06511
    United States

    The Yale Writers’ Conference is proud to engage the services of talented and seasoned instructors with strong records of publication and teaching. Drawing on their unique experience, instructors provide a variety of their own materials and exercises designed to illuminate and improve all aspects of the craft of writing. Sessions read more

  • Russell Readers - July 11, 2017

    Date: July 11, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 123 Broad St
    Middletown
    06457
    United States

    In February, we will discuss The Cracked Looking-Glass by Katherine Anne Porter from the collection 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories. Discussions are based on the Great Books Foundation method in which readers talk in open gatherings, under a leader, about the great issues that have shaped civilization as read more