The Connecticut Literary Festival is produced by students and staff at Central Connecticut State University. Under the leadership of professor Jotham Burrello, the festival serves readers and writers from Connecticut and beyond offering online Lit Talks!, publishing the CT Literary Anthology, and producing an on-ground festival. Each fall the festival takes over all five galleries at Real Art Ways in Hartford. Each space offers programming and prose including an interactive typewriter gallery. A literary carnival all under one roof. Thank you to our individual, non-profit and corporate partners.
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Directions to Real Art Ways
Real Art Ways is located at 56 Arbor Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
From I-91 North or South
Take I-84 West in Hartford. Follow directions below.
From I-84 West or I-84 East
Take Exit 46 onto Sisson Avenue. Turn left onto Sisson Avenue. Turn left onto Capitol Avenue. Take the third right onto Arbor Street. Turn left at the big brick building, and then turn into the driveway marked with the RAW sign. Follow the drive to the back.
Free parking is available in the Real Art Way lot off of Arbor Street. Additional free street parking is available on Orange, Arbor, and Capitol Streets. (Always obey posted parking signs.)
2021 Festival Map
The Connecticut Literary Festival presents fun, smart, diverse, inclusive, and sometimes irreverent programming celebrating the written word, writers, and readers. Our fair features booksellers and magazines. Attendance is free and open to the general public, and as such, no disruptive or harassing behavior will be tolerated on festival grounds. If you are experiencing disruptive, discriminatory, or harassing behavior, please either find a festival staff member, contact us anonymously after the event via email, or call 9-1-1.