Archive | March, 2013

Books for Children on Bookish Children

20 Mar

Lately I’ve been obsessive over the clothes from Out of Print. I want every single t-shirt they have.

But today I stumbled into the kids’ section and realized they have even cooler t-shirts for the little ones in our lives! Go check it out for sure.


And get us your submissions for next Wednesday’s reading– theme is Children (either yours, or the one you used to be!).

See you next Wednesday,



Children, Change, Crime, Cool and the Center for the Book

6 Mar

Hello everyone!

Here are our next few themes:


3/27: Children

4/17: Change

BONUS!  4/23: The Book that Changed You (with the Center for the Book)

5/22: Crime

6/?: Cool


As always, mark your calendars and start writing! Submissions are always due on the Saturday before the series.


Now, what is this Center for the Book, you ask? It’s a wonderful organization that every state has, and until very recently was owned by the (fabulous) Hartford Public Library. Recently it came into the capable hands of the Connecticut Humanities Council, and they’ve asked us to co-sponsor World Book Night. Here’s what they have to say about it:

World Book Night, an international program reaching out to light or non-readers, will take place on April 23, 2013. Members of the public apply to personally hand out 20 copies of a book, chosen from a list of 30 titles pre-selected by a national panel of librarians and booksellers.  We’re joining up with other book lovers to hand out books in Hartford that night.

Join us afterwards for a party to celebrate World Book Night and hear participants share excerpts from their book or a story about their experience handing out books. You don’t have to be a World Book Night giver to attend. You just have to LOVE books! 

The after party is co-sponsored by Syllable: A Reading Series, a Hartford-based organization that provides a space for Connecticut writers of all levels to showcase their work, and to expose the public to a variety of writing styles.

Now, here’s something fun– we’ll be taking special submissions in conjunction with change. I want to hear about the book that changed you. The Humanities Council and Syllable will select a few readings for you to present at the party. So get writing those, too!

Any questions, just email us at or comment here.

Thanks! Now get back to your book!

— Syllable