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To date, 80 authors have been part of this festival, including Archer Mayor, James Frey, audiobook reader Johnny Heller, and a host of local Connecticut and New England writing talent. Our attendance for this festival has been 497 people over 14 programs.  The series is framed by a kickoff event featuring a well-known author, and continues with genre nights that allow writers to share their work on Tuesday nights throughout the summer. The authors are selected from a survey that they complete during the early spring, inquiring about their book, genre, and public speaking experience.

2015 Genre Nights:

Avon Night – June 23

Amy Alamar

Susan Brewster

Roland Hicks

Tido Holtkamp

Herb Pandiscio

YA/Teen – June 30

Katie Carroll

Steven Parlato

Cindy Rodriguez

Anissa Zucker

Poetry – July 7

Dennis Barone

David Leff

Julia Paul Morris

Russ Salk


Fiction - July 14

T.J. Banks

Katy Lee

Linda Massucci

Kathryn Orzech

Returning Authors – July 21

Cori Lynn Arnold

Steve Liskow

Chuck Miceli

Carol Shmurak


Children’s – July 28

Donna LeBlanc

Shannon Mazurick

J.C. Phillipps

Martha Ritter

Author James Frey – July 30

Authors in Tents!

Mondays during the Farmers Market



Wally Wood, Patrick Scalisi


Nan Arnstein, Glenn Maynard


Patrick Nolan, Linda Campanella


Steve Kemper, JoAnne Taylor


Rebecca Schwartz, Emily Filloramo



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