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    Author Signing with Jack Chaucer – Nikki White: Polar Extremes

    Date: April 23, 2017

    Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Address: 2 Green Hill Rd
    Washington
    06793
    United States

    Jack Chaucer will sign copies of his new book, Nikki White: Polar Extremes (Createspace, $13.99), on Sunday, April 23rd at 2pm at The Hickory Stick Bookshop. When Nikki Janicek sprints from the 200-degree sauna out into the 100-below darkness wearing nothing but bunny boots, at least she’s not alone. She read more

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    Meet the Author: Lily Kunin

    Date: April 23, 2017

    Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Address: 720 Pequot Ave
    Fairfield
    06890
    United States

    Hear the creator of the popular website, Clean Food Dirty City, speak about her debut cookbook, “Good Clean Food.” She will give a 30-40 minute author talk, followed by Q & A, book sales, signing, and light hors d’oeuvres. The program is free and open to the public. Lily Kunin read more

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    Margaret Peterson Haddix, “In Over Their Heads”

    Date: April 26, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

    Address: 768 Boston Post Rd
    Madison
    06443
    United States

    Nick and Eryn must figure out a way to save the world without sacrificing their newly discovered family in this follow-up to Under Their Skin, which Booklist called “crisp, intriguing, and thought-provoking” in a starred review. In Under Their Skin, twins Nick and Eryn successfully met their new stepsiblings, Ava read more

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    Laureates Anthology Celebration

    Date: April 26, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Category: Poetry and Poetry Reading
    Address: 24 Main St
    New Milford
    06776
    United States

    Ginny Connors will join poet laureate readers Susan Allison, Kathy   Carle, Allan Garry, Tarn Granucci, and Jim Scrimgeour to read from and discuss the new book celebrating Laureates of  Connecticut.

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    Author Margaret Webster

    Date: April 26, 2017

    Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Address: 50 N Main St
    Suffield
    06078
    United States

    Come for lots of laughs, travel tips and info on interesting destinations. What happens when an upbeat, sociable, single, empty nester in midlife, outdoor enthusiast, critter gal, science geek, history buff, treasure hunter, embarks on a 4-month road trip in her Chevy pickup truck which is loaded with a tent, kayak, bicycle, 5 read more

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    Thom Brooks, “Becoming British: UK Citizenship Examined”

    Date: April 26, 2017

    Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Address: 768 Boston Post Rd
    Madison
    06443
    United States

    From Syrian asylum seekers to super-rich foreign investors, immigration is one of the most controversial issues facing Britain today. Politicians kick the subject from one election to the next with energetic but ineffectual promises to ‘crack down’, while newspaper editors plaster it across front pages. But few know the truth read more

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    Every Other Wednesday Book Launch

    Date: April 27, 2017

    Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Address: 53 W Main St
    Groton
    06355
    United States

    Come to the launch party to celebrate the publication of Susan Kietzman’s fourth novel Every Other Wednesday. Meet Susan and be the first of your friends to own a signed copy! Every Other Wednesday is an insightful novel that raises a major dramatic question: How do women who have spent read more

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    Three Connecticut Poets

    Date: April 27, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Category: Poetry and Poetry Reading
    Address: 470 Main St
    Watertown
    06795
    United States

    Ginny Lowe Connors will join Donna Marie Merritt and Joan Kantor for a reading and book signing in celebration of National Poetry Month.  6:30-7:30 pm.

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    Evening with an Author – Kaitlyn Greenidge

    Date: April 28, 2017

    Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

    Address: 607 W Thames St
    Norwich
    06360
    United States

    Please join us for the 14th Annual Millie & Martin Shapiro Evening with An Author event featuring Kaitlyn Greenidge. The event will be held on Friday, April 28th at The Spa at Norwich Inn beginning at 6pm. The evening features a spectacular silent auction, delicious dinner and dessert, keynote address read more

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    Independent Bookstore Day 2017!

    Date: April 29, 2017

    Time: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

    Category: Miscellaneous
    Address: 768 Boston Post Rd
    Madison
    06443
    United States

    “Consumers control the marketplace by deciding where to spend their money. If what a bookstore offers matters to you, then shop at a bookstore. If you feel that the experience of reading a book is valuable, then read the book. This is how we change the world: we grab hold read more

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    Grand Opening & South Windsor Authors Event!

    Date: April 29, 2017

    Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

    Category: Miscellaneous
    Address: 869 Sullivan Ave
    South Windsor
    06074
    United States

    We’re celebrating Independent Bookstore Day and our new location! Meet South Windsor Authors: Maria Carvalho – (multi-genre) Hamster in Space, Voices of South Windsor, Company Time R. C. Goodwin – The Stephen Hawking Death Row Fan Club (fiction) Cody Leet – Spheria (Sci-Fi) Margaret H. Essebaggers Dopirak – Missionary Kid read more

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    Poetry Blast

    Date: April 29, 2017

    Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Category: Poetry and Poetry Month
    Address: 903 Main St
    Manchester
    06040
    United States

    The Connecticut Poetry Society’s annual POETRY BLAST will take place at MCC on Main, Main Street, Manchester. The fun begins at 1:00. Poetry readings from contributors to the new anthology, Forgotten Women, a panel discussion on poetry of resistance, a book fair, refreshments, and open mic are all part  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

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    Local and Independent Author Event: Poetry

    Date: April 30, 2017

    Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Address: 768 Boston Post Rd
    Madison
    06443
    United States

    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 us for a wonderful evening of story-telling 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

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    New York Times bestselling author Kevin Gutzman

    Date: May 6, 2017

    Time: 2:00 pm to 12:00 am

    Address: 49 Rope Ferry Rd
    Waterford
    06385
    United States

    Author Kevin Gutzman, will speak on his new book Thomas Jefferson – Revolutionary: a Radical’s Struggle to Remake America.  Thomas Jefferson was a true revolutionary in the way he thought about the size and reach of government, which Americans who were full citizens and the role of education in the new read more

  • AuthorsLive: ‘The Girls’ by Emma Cline

    Date: May 8, 2017

    Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Address: 101 West Putnam Avenue
    Greenwich
    06830
    United States

    Meet Emma Cline, author of The Girls, named a top book of 2016 by publications ranging from The Financial Times to Vanity Fair. Cline’s book takes us back to the helter-skelter lifestyle of the late 1960’s. “A seductive and arresting coming-of-age story…told in sentences at times so finely wrought they read more

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    Author Abby Fabiaschi: Book Signing

    Date: May 9, 2017

    Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Address: 234 Kensington Rd
    Berlin
    06037
    United States

    Meet author Abby Fabiaschi, whose book I Liked My Life was voted Best Winter 2017 book by Pop Sugar.  Books will be available for purchase prior to the event.  Refreshments will be served. Book description: Maddy is a devoted stay-at-home wife and mother, host of excellent parties, giver of thoughtful gifts, and 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

  • Daytime Book Discussion

    Date: May 19, 2017

    Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 49 Rope Ferry Rd
    Waterford
    06385
    United States

    A scholar led book discussion series. This month features All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (2014). Our facilitator will be Lynne Rogers. This novel tells the story of two teenagers during World War II (WWII), one a blind girl in Nazi-occupied France, the other a German orphan 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

  • Daytime Book Discussion

    Date: June 23, 2017

    Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    Category: Book Discussion
    Address: 49 Rope Ferry Rd
    Waterford
    06385
    United States

    A scholar led book discussion series. This month features Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (2016). Our facilitator is Faye Ringel. The story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver.  We trace their destinies across two continents and 300 read more

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    Delicious Discussion Author Event – Leah DeCesare

    Date: June 27, 2017

    Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Address: 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd
    Montville
    06382
    United States

    Please join us for our Delicious Discussion Author Event featuring Leah DeCesare, author of Forks, Knives and Spoons. The luncheon will take place on Tuesday, June 27th at Michael Jordan’s Steak House at Mohegan Sun from 12 – 1:30pm. Cost is $40 and includes lunch, dessert, a copy of Forks, 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

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    Delicious Discussion Author Event – Allegra Goodman

    Date: July 25, 2017

    Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Category: Author Event
    Address: 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
    Montville
    06382
    United States

    Please join us for our Delicious Discussion Author Event featuring Allegra Goodman, New York Times bestselling author of The Chalk Artist. The luncheon will take place on Tuesday, July 25th at Michael Jordan’s Steak House at Mohegan Sun from 12 – 1:30pm. Cost is $40 and includes lunch, dessert, a read more