Write Stuff: Linda Greenhouse At Join The Conversation In New Haven

Special to The Courant

Linda Greenhouse, the award-winning New York Times reporter who covered the U.S. Supreme Court for 30 years and writes an opinion column on the Court and law for the Times website, will discuss changes in journalism, as outlined in her book, “Just a Journalist: On the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between,” on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at The Study at Yale Hotel, 1157 Chapel St., New Haven.

Greenhouse, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, is journalist-in-residence and lecturer in law at Yale Law School and has published four books. She also is president of the American Philosophical Society, founded by Benjamin Franklin and celebrating its 275th birthday in 2018. Tickets to the WSHU Public Radio's "Join the Conversation" event are $15 and are available from rjjulia.com.

Authors At R.J. Julia

R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, will present a free program about the book, “Centerbrook 4,” on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m.

Centerbrook began in 1975 as a group of architects working to promote American place-making and the craft of building. Its four current partners are Jeff Riley, Chad Floyd, Mark Simon and Jim Childress. The book, edited by John Dixon, illustrates projects completed throughout the last decade. Reservations: 203-245-3959 or rjjulia.com.

At Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore, 413 Main St., Middletown, on Thursday, Mar. 1, at 7 p.m., Wesleyan graduate and psychotherapist Hilary Jacobs Hendel will give a free talk about her book, "It's Not Always Depression," which offers advice and exercises to connect to healing emotions.

On Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m., best-selling author Jamie Cat Callan will discuss her book, "Parisian Charm School," which explains how French women cultivate their inner beauty, confidence and style. Information: books@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3939.

Bank Square Books

On Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m., Bank Square Books, 53 W Main St., Mystic, will host a free reading and book signing with Cutlass Press authors KL Pereira and Christopher Irvin. Pereira’s “A Dream Between Two Rivers: Stories of Liminality,” offers strange tales involving magical realism. Irvin’s “Ragged or the Loveliest Lies of All” is an unusual crime novel whose characters are dogs.

On Thursday, March 1, at 6 p.m., the bookstore will present a free Cozy Mystery Night with authors Liz Mugavero, Wendy Corsi-Staub, and Shari Randall, moderated by author and Hartford Books Examiner columnist, John B. Valeri.

On Saturday, March 3, from 1 to 3 p.m., local author Brittany Taylor will sign copies of “Without You,” a novel about a woman's quest to achieve true happiness. Information: 860-536-3794 or banksquarebooks.com.

Local Author Showcase

Barnes & Noble UConn Hartford Bookstore, 18 Front St., Hartford, will host its first Local Author Showcase on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Among the authors taking part will be Zulynette Morales, Steve Thornton, Chip McCabe, Bessy Reyna, Althea Bates, Rare Womack, Gary Rhule, Gloria Perry, Barbara Beeching, Thomas Medonis, Mark Dressler and Robert Colangelo. 860-263-2270.

Black History Calendar

Hartford Public Library’s Hartford History Center, 500 Main St., Hartford, will host a discussion on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with Charmaine Craig, known as Hartford’s Tree Lady, and Patricia Kelly, founder of Ebony Horsewomen, who are featured in “Breaking Barriers,” a book that celebrates 35 years of the Aetna African American History Calendar.

Floyd W. Green III, Aetna vice president and head of Community Activation and Local Marketing, will moderate a free talk. hplct.org or 860-695-6300.

Poet Paul Muldoon

The Irish poet, Princeton University professor and former New Yorker poetry editor Paul Muldoon will read on Saturday, March 3, at 5 p.m. at La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington. Admission is $15 via cash or check at the door and those 18 and younger may attend at no cost. Bank Square Books, 860-536-3794 or banksquarebooks.com.

Local Poets In Windham

"Here in Windham: A Gathering of Local Poets" will take place at Eastern Connecticut State University Science Building 301, on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 5 p.m.

Poets Jon Anderson, Denise Abercrombie, Edmond Chibeau, Ken Cormier, Daniel Donaghy, Sean Forbes, Pegi Deitz Shea, Joan Seliger Sidney, Brian Sneeden, John Stanizzi, John Surowiecki, John Wetmore, and others will read. 860-465-0208 or donaghyd@easternct.edu.

Trinity Reading Series

A reading by Connecticut student poets will continue the Allan K. Smith Reading Series at Trinity College with a free talk on Thursday, Mar. 1, at 4:30 p.m., in the Reese Room at the Smith House on campus, 300 Summit St., Hartford.

Trinity student Sarah Beckmann ’18 is among the five student poets from colleges across the state chosen by the Connecticut Poetry Circuit to participate in readings at various sites. Information: Christina Bolio at 860-297-2036.

Black History Month

"Together We Rise: Building Bridges for Justice" will celebrate Black History Month with a free poetry read-in of works by African-American poets on Sunday, Feb. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Two Wrasslin’ Cats Coffee House, 374 Town St., East Haddam.

Participants may read from their own private collections or from a selection of provided African-American poetry. togerherwerisect.com or 860-891-8446 or 860-873-1472.

Storyteller’s Cottage

The Storyteller’s Cottage, 750 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, offers literary events, including talks by authors, social hours with book themes, games and workshops.

On Sunday, Feb. 25, at from 1 to 3 p.m., a “Getting From Once Upon a Time to Happily Ever After” workshop led by Dawn Metcalfe will give information on how to write a novel. Cost: $70.

On Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m., an All Access Authors/Romance Edition event will present readings from their romance novels by Connecticut authors Marian Lanouette, Kimberly Whitmore and Katy Lee. Cost: $5.

On Friday, Mar. 2, a Poetry Bistro Night from 8 to 9:30 p.m. will present local writers and poets reading in a café-style setting with coffee and snacks. Cost: $5. Registration and information: 860-877-6099 or StorytellersCottage.com.

Perry At Hickory Stick

Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road, Washington Depot, will present a free talk by memoirist and best-selling author Michael Perry, on his book, “Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles Through Philosophy” on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. Perry also performs as a humorist, and tours with his band, The Long Beds. 860-868 0525 or hickorystickbookshop.com.

Networking For Authors

Aspiring or published authors are invited to meet and chat about writing, marketing, publishing and more at a free networking session Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Book Club Bookstore & More, 869 Sullivan Ave., South Windsor.

Dan Blanchard, an author who is president of Association of Publishers for Special Sales CT will offer information about his organization. 860-432-7411 or bookclubct.com.

Central Authors

Central Authors, free talks about books by CCSU faculty, staff members or alumni, will continue Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 12:15 p.m., in the Student Center Bookstore, 1615 Stanley St., New Britain.

Stephen Balkaran of the Philosophy Department will discuss “Before We Were Called Hispanics: Conversations on Race, Politics, and Immigration Reform.” 860-832-2759 or gigliotti@ccsu.edu.

Outdated Advertising

Best-selling author Stephen Spignesi will give a free talk about his new book, “Outdated Advertising: Sexist, Racist, Creepy and Just Plain Tasteless Ads From a Pre-PC Era,” on Saturday, March 3, at 2 p.m., at Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main St., East Haven. His lecture and slideshow presents advertisements from 1850 through the 1980s that illustrate how society and its views of what is acceptable have changed. Registration: 203-468-3890 or at the library.

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