On October 5, Connecticut writers are taking over all five galleries at Real Art Ways.

Each space or gallery will offer programming and prose. Real Art Ways allows for intimate discussions and readings – all under one roof. The “Festival” tab lists each gallery/space and its corresponding activities. The full programming lineup will be posted mid-summer.

Festival Committee

Jotham Burrello

Ken Cormier

Kelly Evans

Advisory Board

Sergio Troncoso

Mary Collins

Diane Vivona

Pieter Roos

Leslie McGrath

Colin Hosten

Briann Greenfield

Festival Staff

Kathryn Fitzpatrick

Paige Gainey

Alanna Levesque

Matt Maguda

Kelsey Murray

Alixandrea Tremont

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.

FastTrack bus service available, click here to plan your trip.
Event Parking

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.)

Download the festival map here.
Anti-Harassment Policy

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.