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“Love To Read Connecticut Authors” theme of CAPA writers’ booth at the 2008 Big E
The Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association gears up to participate in the Big E, Sept. 12-28. Sixty-two authors will be on hand to discuss writing with visitors, and autograph books. Mark Twain will appear Sept. 17, Connecticut Day.
By: Rita M. Reali, CAPA Secretary
CAPA will operate a bookstore in the Connecticut Building – located along the Avenue of States – at the Big E, which runs September 12-28 at the Eastern States Exposition grounds in West Springfield, Mass. The Big E is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The CAPA booth will feature the works of more than five dozen Connecticut authors. Genres represented include: fiction, non-fiction, science fiction, mystery, young-adult fiction, children’s books, memoirs, biography, crafts, adventure, romance, cookbooks, travel, technology, sports, historical novels and poetry. In all, the event will feature 62 authors, with 115 individual titles on display.
CAPA’s theme this year is “Love to Read Connecticut Authors.” Look for their banner. The public is invited to stop by and browse the CAPA bookstore. Select authors will be on hand each day to autograph their books. There will be books to meet everyone’s taste in reading. On Connecticut Day (September 17), attendees will be treated to a special visit from Connecticut’
Individual authors represented will be: Connie Magnan-Albrizio, Eileen Albrizio, E.M. Alexander, M. J. Allaire, Dr. Janet Atwood, Bonnie Barile, Richard O. Benton, Cynthia Bercowetz, Shirley L. Bostrom, Gina Greenlee, Kathleen Dolan-Bunte, Frances Gilbert, Gimpel Lee, Lynne K. Cote, Roger Lee Crossland, Patricia D’Ascoli, Terry Finello, Elizabeth Faragher, Peggy Gaffney, David Garnes, Doreen Tango Hampton, Rosemary Harris, Melvin C. Hathorn, Ann Jamieson, Evora Jordan, Jeremy J. Joyell, Paul (Buck) Kalinowski, Carol Keeney, Robert Kerson, Michael L. Kilday, Jerry Labriola MD, Janet Lawler, Howard Layton, Blanche F. Lord, Linda Machado, June Mandelkern, Jan Mann, Stacy Lytwyn Maxwell, Ursula McCafferty, William Muttart, Mollie Wilson, Denning Powell, Richard Radune, Steven M. Reilly, Patricia Roach, Jean Marie Rusin, Tom Santos, Dennis Schleicher, Glen Shapiro, Patricia Sheehy, Carole Shmurak, Lorriane Strenkowski, Dan Uitti, Elaine Violette, DeEarlon, Julie Wakely, Jay R. Worsham.
Also participating are: Jim Atwood – “Expressions of the Heart” greeting cards; Beth Bruno – Editor; Joe Keeney – Publisher, Vested Publishing; Deborah T. Kilday – Kilday Krafts Photography-
For more information about the Big E, billed as “New England’s Great State Fair,” visit www.thebige.com;
About CAPA: Founded in 1994 in Avon, the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association (CAPA) was begun with the goal of helping authors and aspiring authors improve their writing and marketing skills, and increase the visibility and sales of their books, columns and articles by providing a forum for exchanging ideas and information. Monthly meetings are held the third Saturday of the month at the Sycamore Hills Senior Center Community Room, 645 West Avon Road, Avon, Conn. For further information, please visit www.aboutcapa.com.
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Founded in 1994 in Avon, CAPA was begun with the goal of helping authors and aspiring authors improve their writing and marketing skills, and increase the visibility and sales of their works by providing a forum for exchanging ideas and information.