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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Write Stuff: Summer Reading At Dunkin' Donuts Park, Free Author Talks At R.J. Julia by Carole Goldberg

A true tale of a wedding gone awry, a story involving a helper monkey and a novel about friendship and survival will be discussed at free events at R.J. Julia Booksellers. 768 Boston Post Ro…

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Write Stuff: 'Queen Of Mean' To Talk Friendships, Self-Acceptance With Author Kristan Higgins by Carole Goldberg

The “Queen of Mean” will interview an award-winning Connecticut author of romance novels on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m., at Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club Road, Avon, as part …

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Write Stuff: Mark Santopietro On 'To Kill A Mockingbird,' 'Simpsons' Writer Mike Reiss by Carole Goldberg

The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, will offer talks by an author of a book about a book and a writer and producer of “The Simpsons,” as well as a chance to wri…

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Write Stuff: CT Authors Trail Begins, Beatriz Williams' Release Party And Books With Immigrant Theme by Carole Goldberg

The Tenth Annual Connecticut Authors Trail, a series of free talks by local authors presented by a group of Eastern Connecticut libraries, will begin Tuesday, July 10, with a free talk at 6:…

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Write Stuff: Deadline Extended For Twain House's Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest by Carole Goldberg

The deadline to enter the Mark Twain House & Museum’s 2018 Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest has been extended to July 15. Prizes will go to a first-place winner and two runners-up in e…

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Storytelling Champ Matthew Dicks At RJ Julia, Psychotherapist Talks Women's Friendships by Carole Goldberg

A champion storyteller, two novelists and an expert on women’s friendships will give free talks at R.J. Julia Booksellers,768 Boston Post Road, Madison. All begin at 7 p.m. and require res…

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Jennifer Egan, Claire Messud, Wendy Hinman To Give Book Talks by Carole Goldberg

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jennifer Egan, whose latest book is “Manhattan Beach,” will give a free talk Tuesday, June 19, at 6 p.m., at Wheeler Library, 101 Main St., North Stoningt…

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Write Stuff: Three Funny Ladies At Twain House, Poetry In The Rose Garden by Carole Goldberg

Vanity Fair books columnist Sloane Crosley, former “Late Night with David Letterman” writer Nell Scovell and NPR’s “Ask Me Another” host Ophira Eisenberg, will appear Thursday, Jun…

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Local Authors Festival To Host Authors, Panel Discussions by Carole Goldberg

Avon Free Public Library will present its fifth annual Local Author Festival, offering 11 free discussions on inspiration by solo authors or panels from Thursday, June 7 through Aug. 23 at t…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Words That Changed The World Club Talks Desmond's 'Evicted' by Carole Goldberg

U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith is among the acclaimed poets who will appear when the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival presents its 26th season outdoors in the beautiful gardens on the ground…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Steve Almond To Give Writing Workshop, Eric D. Lehman To Discuss 'Connecticut Vanguards' by Carole Goldberg

Steve Almond, the best-selling author known for his clever wit, thorough reporting and strong political opinions, will give a writing workshop and a free talk on Thursday, May 24, at The Mar…

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Photojournalist Steven G. Smith, ESPN's Mike Greenberg To Give Talks by Carole Goldberg

Steven G. Smith, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, will give a free talk at Tolland Public Library, 21 Tolland Green, on Tuesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m., about his book, “Under the D…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar, Blanche McCrary Boyd To Give Book Talks by Carole Goldberg

Authors will give free talks about their latest books at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison. Registration is required: 203-245-3959 or rjjulia.com. On Tuesday, May 8, at 6…

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Margot Singer Named Wallot Award Winner by Carole Goldberg

Author Margot Singer has been named the 2017 Wallant Award winner for her novel, “Underground Fugue,” and Rachel Hall is the runner-up for her debut story collection, “Heirlooms.” Th…

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Claudia Rankine Talk, Dance, Spoken Word Wraps Up Big Read by Carole Goldberg

The 2018 Big Read community reading project, which focuses on "Citizen: An American Lyric," by poet Claudia Rankine, will conclude Thursday, April 26, with a free event at Hartford Public Li…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Colum McCann To Speak At Simsbury Library Event by Carole Goldberg

Anna Quindlen, the journalist turned novelist, will speak Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison. Admission is $30 plus tax and includes a copy…

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Write Stuff: Matt Taibbi, Colin McEnroe At 'Mark My Words,' David Sedaris At Garde Arts by Carole Goldberg

Matt Taibbi, an outspoken Rolling Stone columnist and author of five books will join Courant columnist and WNPR personality Colin McEnroe on Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m., at the Mark Twa…

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Write Stuff: 'Tiger Woods,' Lyme Disease And 'Mrs.' At R.J. Julia This Week by Carole Goldberg

Books about Tiger Woods, Lyme disease and more will be discussed at free events at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison. All events require reservations: 203-245-3959 or rjj…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Write Stuff: Vegas Tenold To Talk About Covering Neo-Nazis, Ray Allen To Sign Copies Of His Memoir by Carole Goldberg

The R.J. Julia bookstores in Madison and Middletown will present free talks, except as noted, by authors of novels and books about sports. At R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Ma…

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Write Stuff: Anna Quindlen Speaks About New Novel, Authors Share 'Poetry Of Presence' by Carole Goldberg

Anna Quindlen, the journalist turned novelist, will speak Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Madison, 26 Meetinghouse Lane, Madison. Admission is $30 plus tax and…

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Write Stuff: Nathaniel Philbrick, Richard Shriver To Speak In Mystic by Carole Goldberg

Best-selling author Nathaniel Philbrick, whose books include “Mayflower” “Bunker Hill” and “In the Heart of the Sea,” will discuss his memoir “Second Wind: A Sunfish Sailor, an…

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Write Stuff: Teen Sex Assault Survivor To Give Talk At R.J. Julia by Carole Goldberg

A teenager who survived sexual assault at a private school and went on to become an activist and advocate for other victims will give a free talk Tuesday, Mar. 6, at 6 p.m., at R.J. Julia Bo…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Write Stuff: Linda Greenhouse At Join The Conversation In New Haven by Carole Goldberg

Linda Greenhouse, the award-winning New York Times reporter who covered the U.S. Supreme Court for 30 years and writes an opinion column on the Court and law for the Times website, will disc…

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Write Stuff: Amy Bloom To Give Talks On 'White Houses' by Carole Goldberg

Amy Bloom, a Wesleyan University professor and one of Connecticut’s most acclaimed writers, will discuss her new book, “White Houses.” Bloom’s novel is based on the friendship that b…

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Write Stuff: Mexican Novelist Yuri Herrera At Trinity College by Carole Goldberg

The Connecticut Book Awards, presented annually by the Connecticut Center for the Book at Connecticut Humanities, is accepting submissions now through April 20 for its 2018 competition. The …

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Write Stuff: R. J. Julia Hosting Authors Jojo Moyes, James T. Powers by Carole Goldberg

R.J. Julia Booksellers of Madison will present a talk on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 26 Meetinghouse Lane, Madison. Best-selling British author Jojo Moyes wil…

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Write Stuff: Chris Knopf Plans Talk, Hartford Student Contest Announced by Carole Goldberg

Chris Knopf, of Avon, an award-winning author of mysteries, will give a free talk Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Tolland Public Library, 21 Tolland Green, for the Library Foundation’…

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Write Stuff: Gina Barreca, Jay Heinrechs At Twain House For 'How To Take A Joke' by Carole Goldberg

Begin 2018 with some laughs at the Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, when two very funny writers take the stage. Author, columnist, humorist and UConn professor Gina …

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Write Stuff: Chris Knopf, Paul Kix To Give Free Author Talks by Carole Goldberg

Chris Knopf of Avon, an award-winning author of mysteries, will give a free talk Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Tolland Public Library, 21 Tolland Green, for the Library Foundation’s…

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Storyteller's Cottage Holding Events, Classes by Carole Goldberg

The Storyteller’s Cottage, 750 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, offers a variety of literary events, including talks by authors, social hours with book themes, games and workshops. On Thursdays Ja…

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Write Stuff: The Year In Books By Connecticut Authors by Carole Goldberg

As 2017 draws to a close, let’s look back at books published by Connecticut authors this year. Here is a sampling: FICTION Family, Romance, Historical John Surowiecki: “Pie Man” (winne…

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