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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Billy Collins To Open Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, Free Poetry Readings At UConn by Carole Goldberg

The nationally acclaimed Sunken Garden Poetry Festival will begin its 25th anniversary season June 21 on the grounds of Hill-Stead Museum, a National Historic Landmark at 35 Mountain Road, F…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Gina Barreca Talks About Being Funny In 2017; New R.J. Julia Podcast by Carole Goldberg

Gina Barreca, the best-selling author, humorist and UConn professor of English and feminist theory, will visit the Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, on Thursday, Feb.…

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Free Local Author Talks At R.J. Julia; African American Poetry Read-in at Coffee House by Carole Goldberg

R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison will host free programs with local authors and a prize-winning writer of thrillers who lives in Salem, Mass. A Local Author Night Memoir…

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

'I Liked My Life' Author At West Hartford Library; Kristan Higgins At R.J. Julia by Carole Goldberg

Abby Fabiaschi, an author who splits her time between West Hartford and Utah, will give a free talk about her debut novel, "I Liked My Life" (St. Martin's Press, $25.99), on Tuesday, Jan. 31…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

CT Author Beatriz Williams At Mohegan by Carole Goldberg

A Delicious Discussions talk and luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at noon, with Connecticut author Beatriz Williams, whose latest novel is "The Wicked City" (William Morrow, $26.99), will be …

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Author Talks At R.J. Julia, Hartford During World War 1 by Carole Goldberg

Several authors will give free talks about their latest books at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison. All events require reservations: 203-245-3959 or rjjulia.com. On Monda…

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

'Books for Living' Author At R.J. Julia; Riverwood Poetry Series Begins by Carole Goldberg

Why do we read? To learn? To entertain ourselves? To confirm our beliefs or to challenge them? Author Will Schwalbe ponders these questions and more in "Books for Living" (Knopf Publishing G…

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Connecticut Book Awards Returning; Clinton Kelly Talks About His New Publication by Carole Goldberg

They're back! The Connecticut Book Awards, last presented in 2011, celebrate the work of Connecticut authors and illustrators who have created the best books in or about the state. They will…

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Connecticut Authors Filled Shelves With New Fiction by Carole Goldberg

Happy holidays, book lovers! Here is a sampling of the many books published in 2016 by Connecticut authors. Nonfiction, Biography and Memoir Gina Barreca provocatively asks "If You Lean In,…

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Share Your Opinions About Good And Bad Books; New Accounts of Hartford Memories by Carole Goldberg

Read any good books lately, or any awful ones? If you'd like to share your opinions about good and bad books, you can do so on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m., at a free program at Prosser Pub…

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Avon Novelist Debuting Book, Wally Lamb Giving Talks by Carole Goldberg

Connecticut novelist Wally Lamb will give several talks this month about his new novel, "I'll Take You There" (Harper, $25.99). The story follows Felix Funicello, who was a 10-year-old in La…

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Journalist Okey Ndibe Promotes Latest Book; William J. Mann Talks About The Roosevelts by Carole Goldberg

Author, editor and journalist Okey Ndibe will give a free talk about his latest book, "Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nig…

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wally Lamb Launching Latest Book At Hartford Library Fundraiser by Carole Goldberg

Connecticut novelist Wally Lamb will launch his new novel, "I'll Take You There" (Harper, $25.99), at a Beyond Words fundraiser for Hartford Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. at …

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Award Winning Author Marilyn Nelson Wins 2017 NSK Neustadt Prize For Children's Literature by Carole Goldberg

Marilyn Nelson, a former Connecticut Poet Laureate and recipient of many literary awards, has added a new honor: She is the winner of the 2017 NSK Neustadt Prize for children's literature. T…

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Humorist Roy Blunt Jr., Carly Simon Among Author Talks by Carole Goldberg

Roy Blount Jr., who is a master of the humorous essay, will give a "Mark My Words" talk at the Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. It…

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Author Of New Book About Kate Hepburn At R.J. Julia by Carole Goldberg

A free "Trouble Begins at 5:30" talk at the Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, will take place Thursday, Nov. 10, at 5:30 p.m., following a reception at 5 p.m. The tal…

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Poet Wallace Stevens, Images Of Afghanistan Among Book Events by Carole Goldberg

Two events will explore the work of Wallace Stevens, the great modernist poet who lived in Hartford, was a vice president at Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co. and won major honors for his …

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Halloween, Witchcraft And Stephen King Talks At Area Libraries by Carole Goldberg

Halloween is nearly here, and several events will feature local authors who write tales and poems ranging from the spooky to the downright horrifying. Simsbury Public Library will host a fre…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Jewish Book Festival Begins; TV Anchor Rolls Out New Hepburn Book by Carole Goldberg

Jennifer Weiner, the Simsbury native who had a smash debut with "Good In Bed" and has published 14 best-selling books, will speak Sunday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m. at the Jewish Book Festival at Ma…

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Patti Smith Part Of Twain House's Mark My Words by Carole Goldberg

Patti Smith, who merged poetry and punk rock in the 1970s to create hit albums and a National Book Award-winning memoir, will appear in conversation with WNPR personality Colin McEnroe in a …

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

David Sedaris At Shubert Theatre; Bloomfield's One Book Begins by Carole Goldberg

Humorist and memoirist David Sedaris will appear at the Shubert Theatre, 247 College St., New Haven on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m., in a program presented by WSHU National Public Radio. S…

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Connecticut Forum Discusses Religion In Culture by Carole Goldberg

Luke Dittrich, the grandson of a Hartford doctor who made history by performing experimental surgery to end epileptic seizures, has written a book about this controversial and still debated …

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Manji Talking At Connecticut Forum by Carole Goldberg

Talks by famous authors and a mystery writers conference are on the calendar this fall. Here are some events: Religion And Science The Connecticut Forum will present programs on religion and…

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Author Josh King Talks About White House Gaffes; Free Poetry Discussion by Carole Goldberg

Novelist T.C. Boyle will be honored for his 2015 book, "The Harder They Come" (Ecco, $27.99), at the first Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award Ceremony at Lincoln Center in New Yor…

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Kristin Higgins To Appear At The 8th Annual Connecticut Authors Trail by Carole Goldberg

The 8th Annual Connecticut Authors Trail, a series of free talks at 20 Eastern Connecticut libraries from Mansfield to Mystic, will lead to a finale on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 6:15 to 9 p.m…

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Author's Showcase Party In New Britain And More Literary Events by Carole Goldberg

An Author's Showcase party featuring writers with ties to New Britain, music by Ken Griffen and a light supper from Angelo's Market and Café Beauregard will be held Friday, Sept. 9, at Trin…

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

R.J. Julia Hosting Booklover's Dream Day Trip by Carole Goldberg

Reservations are being taken now for Booklover's Dream Day, a chartered bus trip to New York City for a Hachette Book Group's Book Club Brunch on Oct. 22. R.J. Julia Booksellers of Madison i…

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Best-Selling Elin Hilderbrand Among Local Authors At R.J. Julia by Carole Goldberg

Local authors of mysteries, crime novels and thrillers will speak at a free program Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m., at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison. The writers are: Ge…

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Sunken Garden Fest Wraps Up With Young Poets Day by Carole Goldberg

The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival will hold its last event of the season on Wednesday, Aug. 17, with a celebration of Connecticut Young Poets Day, a reading by poet Kwame Dawes and reggae mu…

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera Headlines Sunken Garden Fest by Carole Goldberg

The 21st poet laureate of the United States, Juan Felipe Herrera, will headline a program of Latino poetry and music as the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival continues Sunday, Aug. 7, on the gro…

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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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