Allegra Goodman

A Literary Summer: Sunken Garden Poetry Fest, Lilac Girls, Authors

A Literary Summer: Sunken Garden Poetry Fest, Lilac Girls, Authors

The Hill-Stead Musem in Farmington and the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden in Bethlehem are historic houses hosting two of the most anticipated literary events of the summer. Another event that Connecticut hasn't seen in a quarter-century — a book tour by John Grisham — is creating excitement. Author events in South Windsor and at a restaurant at the Mohegan Sun round out this summer's offerings for book lovers.

Sunken Garden Poetry Festival: The 25th annual Sunken Garden Poetry Festival at Hill-Stead Musem, 35 Mountain Road in Farmington, will feature Billy Collins on June 21, Jamaal May and Tarfia Faizullah on July 9, Cornelius Eady on July 19, Mark Doty and...