The 2021 Connecticut Book Awards, a program of the Connecticut Center for the Book, an affiliate program of the Library of Congress, and a core program of Connecticut Humanities. The Connecticut Center for the Book is partnering with the Connecticut Literary Festival.
The Connecticut Book Awards recognize the best books of 2020 either about Connecticut or by authors and illustrators from Connecticut. Categories include Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Books for Young Readers.

Our Anthology

Please join the 2021 Anthology writers and our terrific staff to celebrate the release of this year’s book. This free event is open to all readers.
Time: Friday October 22 @ 7 pm
Location: Real Artways
Please review the Festival COVID guidelines for admission.

Featured Writers at Release Party

Panel Stage

Anthony D’Aries

Z’Jahniry Coleman

Christine Kalafus

Benjamin S. Grossberg

Raouf Mama

Kenneth DiMaggio

Amanda Parrish Morgan

Amy L. Nocton

Christopher Torockio

Victoria Nordlund

Crystal D. Mayo

Samantha Schwind

Mackenzie Hurlbert

Jason Courtmanche

Victoria Buitron

Lorraine Riess

B. Fulton Jennes

Tiny Reading Gallery Stage

Candace Barrington

Sean Frederick Forbes

Lary Bloom

Julie Choffel

Meghan Evans

Brittany Walls

Tom Cowen

Kelly de la Rocha

Elizabeth Gibbs

Christine Beck

Holly Carignan

Daniel Donaghy

Chris Belden

Wendy Tarry

Regina S. Dyton

Nora Holmes

Ken Cormier

Kethry Bentz