Archive | July, 2017

August 6th Syllable Readers at Little River Restoratives!

10 Jul

Next Event:
August 6, 2017
7:00 pm
Little River Restoratives

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E.V. Legters is a long-time resident of Newtown, Connecticut. She comes from upstate New York, worked in public relations and advertising, raised three children, earned her MFA at The Vermont College of Fine Arts, taught for many years at Connecticut schools and colleges, and is now entirely devoted to writing and travel.  E.V.’s award-winning short stories have appeared in literary journals such as Glimmer Train and Alaska Quarterly Review, and her well-received 2016 debut novel, Connected Underneath — a finalist for the Forward Indies Award  was followed by Vanishing Point, released in May of this year. She’s polishing on her short story collection, When We’re Lying, for 2018, and on her third novel, A Small Scale Madness, for release in 2019.

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Masquerading as a functional human being Ony. should not be considered a writer. He is a reluctant creator, deploying his limited vocabulary to give voice to the last, the lost, the least, the left out, and looked over. He hopes to one day play the lead role in the Broadway production of Waterworld alongside Angela Basset.



Susan Campbell is a distinguished lecturer at the University of New Haven’s Department of Communication, Film and Media Studies. She is also a columnist for the Hartford Courant, and the website, Connecticut Health Investigative Team (, and a frequent contributor on issues of housing and homelessness to WNPR, and the political website, The Hill, as well as the newspaper, The Guardian. She is an award-winning author of “Dating Jesus: Fundamentalism, Feminism, and the American Girl,” and the biography, “Tempest-Tossed: The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker.” Her new book, “Searching for the American Dream in Frog Hollow, America,” is due out in the spring of 2018 from Wesleyan University Press.

Readings will be held at Little River Restoratives in Hartford, CT. You may (and should!) order food and drink during the reading.


Syllable also accepts takes literary submissions of all kinds. There will be two readers selected from community submissions for each evening.
No reading will last longer than 10 minutes (about 4 prose pages), so your submission must stand alone in that time frame. Shorter submissions are very welcome.

To us, “literary” means “of the best possible writing quality in your genre.” It also means you use appropriate grammar and have proofread your piece many times. It means you love writing, you love reading, and you love words. That’s what Syllable is all about.

To submit, please email