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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Book Events: Author Moira Weigel On The 'Invention of Dating' by Carole Goldberg

Who wrote the Book of Love? We don't know, but we do know that Moira Weigel has written "Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26), and that she will give free…

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Book Events: Michael Ian Black Talks About His New Trump Book by Carole Goldberg

Much has been published about Donald J. Trump and his quest for the presidency. Now, bestselling author and comedian Michael Ian Black, who lives in Connecticut, has one for those who love p…

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Poets Edward Hirsch, Clare Rossini At Sunken Garden by Carole Goldberg

The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival on the grounds of Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Main St., Farmington, continues Wednesday, July 20, with a program by poets Edward Hirsch and Clare Rossini. Hirsch,…

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Stewart O'Nan, Dan Foley, Kristan Higgins Among Author Appearances by Carole Goldberg

Stewart O'Nan, a best-selling novelist who set some of his stories in Connecticut, will speak at noon on Thursday, July 14, at DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Drive, Bristol, at the 2016 Fr…

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Connecticut Authors Trail Begins; Wrestling Champion Bob Backlund At Hartford Library by Carole Goldberg

The eighth annual Connecticut Authors Trail begins Thursday, July 7, at Calvert Library, 5 Tyler Drive, Franklin, with a free talk by Adam von Gootkin, whose book is "Living Proof: Onyx Moon…

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Write Stuff: 'CRUSH' Author Cathy Alter To Speak At Barnes & Noble by Carole Goldberg

Cathy Alter, who grew up in West Hartford, takes part in an author's conversation with novelist Matthew Dicks on Thursday, June 30, at Barnes & Noble, 60 Isham Road, West Hartford, in Blue B…

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Heather McHugh Launches Sunken Garden Poetry Festival by Carole Goldberg

Beautiful words and beautiful music in a setting of natural beauty: Who could ask for more? That is what the 24th annual Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, which begins Wednesday, June 22, offer…

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Write Stuff: Local Author Festival In Avon; Rose Garden Reading In Elizabeth Park by Carole Goldberg

A free Local Author Festival will begin at Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club Road, Avon, on Thursday, June 16. In June and July, 40 authors will take part in programs featuring fict…

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Write Stuff: Free Talks From Authors Of Baseball Bio, Young Adult Novels by Carole Goldberg

Author K. Patrick Ober will give a "The Trouble Begins At 5:30" talk on Wednesday, June 8, at 5:30 p.m., following a 5 p.m. reception at the Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartfo…

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Stowe Center Presenting Social Justice Awards by Carole Goldberg

The annual Stowe Prize Award presentation will take place at a Big Tent Jubilee on Thursday, June 2, at 6 p.m., on the grounds of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, 77 Forest St., Hartford, f…

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Book Lovers Reap A Feast Of Summer Happenings by Carole Goldberg

A countess who is also an author, a poet who won a MacArthur "Genius" Grant and best-selling Connecticut authors will present programs for book lovers. Here is a sampling: The Real Downton A…

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

R.J. Julia Hosts Lesley Stahl, Who Will Talk About 'Becoming Grandma' by Carole Goldberg

Lesley Stahl, the award-winning journalist and 25-year "60 Minutes" correspondent, will speak about her new book at a luncheon presented by R.J. Julia Booksellers of Madison on Thursday, May…

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Sandra Bernhard Talking At Twain House by Carole Goldberg

Sandra Bernhard, host of the Sirius XM Radio show "Sandyland," is known for her abrasive stand-up comedy and appearances in TV shows such as "Roseanne" and "2 Broke Girls," as well as in mov…

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Book Events: 'Grapes Of Wrath' Hartford Library's Big Read by Carole Goldberg

The son of one of Connecticut's most successful inventors, engineers and industrialists will give a free talk about his book about his father on Tuesday, May 10, at 5:30 p.m. at Hartford His…

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Anna Quindlen, Amy Bloom, Chris Bohjalian Among Author Appearances by Carole Goldberg

Chris Bohjalian, the bestselling author of 18 books, will be the guest speaker at the Friends of the Simsbury Library's annual Booked for Lunch Author Luncheon on May 19 at noon at Hopmeadow…

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Actress, Author Marilu Henner To Talk About New Memoir At R.J. Julia by Carole Goldberg

An animal rights advocate, a historian, an actress and author and several novelists will give free talks at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison. All events require registra…

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

National Poetry Month Celebrations Continue by Carole Goldberg

As National Poetry Month continues, so do local poetry events: Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike (Route 30), Vernon, will host a reading on Sunday, April 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. Poets Joa…

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Twain House Hosting Three-Day Writers Weekend by Carole Goldberg

An activist, author and playwright, along with experts on many aspects of publishing, will speak when the Fifth Annual Writers Weekend at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., …

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Gina Barreca, 'Today' Show Host Hoda Kotb Among Author Appearances by Carole Goldberg

Gina Barreca is many things: a professor of English literature and feminist theory at UConn, a nationally syndicated columnist who appears regularly in The Courant, a humorist and member (al…

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Book Events: Fashionista Lauren Conrad At RJ Julia; C.A.R.E. At Twain House by Carole Goldberg

Several authors will speak at the Connecticut Coalition for Reason's C.A.R.E. Conference at the Mark Twain House & Museum Center, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, on Saturday, April 2, from 9 …

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Hartford Library Launches Spring Big Read Project by Carole Goldberg

The Hartford Public Library, 500 Main St., Hartford, will host free programs on the Big Read, poetry and a mystery novel. On Wednesday, March 23, at 6 p.m., Professor Paul LaRocca of Goodwin…

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

R.J. Julia Hosts Broadway Book Talks; Shulem Deen At Jewish Book Festival by Carole Goldberg

Free discussions on a book that looks behind the curtain of Broadway shows, a biography of an actress, history books by local authors and a family saga novel will be presented by R.J. Julia …

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Mark Twain House Celebrates New Book About The Author by Carole Goldberg

A new book about Mark Twain's life in Hartford will be launched at a "The Trouble Begins At 5:30" event at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, on Wednesday, March 9…

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Book Events: Former Black Panther At Hartford Library; Poet Blanco At Hill-Stead by Carole Goldberg

An author who explores the relationship of humans and animals will give a free Book/Mark talk on Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at the Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford.…

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Book Events: Russian Author Gary Shteyngart At Charter Oak by Carole Goldberg

Gary Shteyngart, the award-winning Russian émigré author who is known for his self-mocking and wildly humorous novels, will give a free talk and reading on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., at…

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Karen Finley and 'Shock Treatment' Book Mark 25th Anniversary; Local Author Night At RJ Julia by Carole Goldberg

Karen Finley, a writer and performance artist whose work at first shocked and then attracted a wide audience, will appear on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., at the Mark Twain House & Museum, …

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Lisa Gardner At Mohegan; 'Audacity of Hoop' Author At UConn by Carole Goldberg

Thriller author Lisa Gardner will be in conversation with a special guest, fellow thriller writer Joe Finder, at Mohegan Sun's Cabaret Theater, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, on Friday, Feb…

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

West Hartford Author Steve Kemper At UConn; Arsenault At R.J. Julia by Carole Goldberg

Steve Kemper, an author and journalist who lives in West Hartford, will give a free program about his latest book, "A Splendid Savage: The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham" (Norton…

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Author Ivan Backer Will Talk About His 'Train To Freedom' at Mandell JCC by Carole Goldberg

Ivan Backer, a Hartford humanitarian and former Trinity College community activist, was one of the Jewish children in Europe who were rescued from the Nazis by Sir Nicholas Winton's Kindertr…

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Stowe Center Hosts MSNBC Analyst Steve Kornacki by Carole Goldberg

Steve Kornacki, the political writer and MSNBC political analyst, will talk with WPNR personality Colin McEnroe on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Av…

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Actress Illeana Douglas Talks About Hollywood, New Book At Twain House by Carole Goldberg

Actress and author Illeana Douglas says it's all Dennis Hopper's fault. She will give a free Book/Mark talk about her memoir, "I Blame Dennis Hopper: And Other Stories from a Life Lived In a…

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