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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Save the Date... Book Festival Coming to Connecticut!

Is it too soon to think about a bookish event coming to Connecticut in May? If you live near Connecticut, mark your calendars for May 21 and 22- that's when the Connecticut Book Festival is coming!
The Connecticut Book Festival will take place the third weekend in May at the Greater Hartford campus of the University of Connecticut. It's purpose is to promote and celebrate books and reading. It's about time we had a book festival in Connecticut! We certainly have plenty of great authors living in the Nutmeg state! In fact, Connecticut author Wally Lamb is the honorary chairman of the festival, and plans are in the works to connect authors and readers in readings, book signings, storytelling and performances. Right now there are a handful of authors slated to participate, including Wally Lamb, Matthew Dicks (author of Something Missing), Robert Thorson, Michael White and children's author Karen Romano Young (who has written this great book called Doodlebug!). This is the first year for the festival and plans are just in the initial planning stages, but I can't wait to see how this all shapes up and what authors will be joining in on the fun. Oh, and BTW, all the programs will be free!

To find out more about the festival go to Who's sponsoring the festival? The Connecticut Book Festival is a partnership of Connecticut Center for the Book at Hartford Public Library, Connecticut Commission on Culture &, Tourism, Connecticut Humanities Council, Connecticut Library Association, Connecticut State Library, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, UConn Co-op Bookstore, and the University of Connecticut, Greater Hartford Campus.


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Suzanne....this is wonderful. I've marked the date as it is certainly drivable for me.

Suzanne Yester said...

Oh good Diane! I've marked it on my calendar as well and as long as I can get the time off from work that weekend I'll be there too! Will know more about my schedule mid March. It would be fun to meet! I'll keep an eye out for updates about what's going on and let you know.

carla said...

How great for your area!
I think it might be a bit far from Iowa tho!
And free programs, how can you beat that?!!

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