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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Write Stuff: Social justice, Stowe and Twain by Carole Goldberg

Do writings by Hartford’s famous authors relate to the social justice issues of today? On Dec. 12 from 3 to 4:15 p.m., students and teachers in the literature course offered jointly by Cap…

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Write Stuff: a Gina Barreca reading, poetry at Charter Oak; rebranding Connecticut by Carole Goldberg

Gina Barreca, best-selling author, UConn English professor, Courant columnist, humorist and feminist, will give a free reading at Westminster School, 995 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, on Dec. 7 a…

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Write Stuff: Mark Twain birthday party, books on food culture, the occult by Carole Goldberg

The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, will launch a new annual event on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m., when noted author Nicholson Baker will give the first Mark Twain Birthday L…

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Write Stuff: Dorie Greenspan dinner, Jan Brett Talk, Jewish Book Festival by Carole Goldberg

Oyster Club and Bank Square Books will present a dinner Nov. 18 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Oyster Club, 13 Water St., Mystic, with award-winning baker and cookbook author Dorie Greenspan. The ev…

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Write Stuff: Twain's take on 'The Gilded Age' and Nook Farm talk by Carole Goldberg

Political corruption as depicted in Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner’s 1873 book, “The Gilded Age,” and its effects now will be discussed at a free UCONN Forum panel, “Mark Twain…

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Write Stuff: Tomie dePaola Among Dozens Of Authors At Connecticut Children's Book Fair by Carole Goldberg

The free Connecticut Children’s Book Fair will be Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the Rome Commons Ballroom at UConn’s South Campus Complex. Authors and illustrators…

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Write Stuff: Rand Richards Cooper At Twain House; Shane McCrae At UConn by Carole Goldberg

The Mark Twain House & Museum will launch its free West End Wednesdays Book Talk Series, featuring four authors who live in the West End, on Oct. 24, with Rand Richards Cooper. The events, a…

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Write Stuff: Nicholas Sparks To Launch Book At Garde Arts Center by Carole Goldberg

Nicholas Sparks, best-selling author of such romantic novels as “The Notebook,” will launch his latest book, “Every Breath,” in a conversation hosted by Erica Tannen, editor of the C…

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Write Stuff: Wallace Stevens Celebration, MasHipHopLessViolencia by Carole Goldberg

Five popular writers will take part in a free Women's Thriller/Suspense Author Panel discussion on Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m., at Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury. Vera Gibbon…

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Write Stuff: Shteyngart, Picoult At Writers Weekend, Authors On Pratt Street by Carole Goldberg

The Mark Twain House & Museum’s 2018 Writers Weekend will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Twain Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., and Immanuel Congregational Church, 10…

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Write Stuff: CT Authors Trail Concludes, Twain Writers Weekend 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 conclude with two events. On Tuesday, Sept. 18…

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Write Stuff: Literary Libations, Riverwood Poetry, Mariani In West Hartford by Carole Goldberg

New Britain Public Library will hold its Literary Libations Vol. V fundraising event on Friday, Sept. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall on the campus of CCSU. The event, which includes f…

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Write Stuff: James R. Benn, Mary Kubica, Wendy Walker At R.J. Julia by Carole Goldberg

Connecticut author James R. Benn, who has become an acclaimed writer of mystery novels set in Europe during World War II, will give a free talk about his 13th Billy Boyle mystery, “Solemn …

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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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