The mission of Syllable: A Reading Series is to provide a space for Connecticut writers of all levels to showcase their work, and to expose the public to a variety of writing styles. Syllable aims to be another brick in the strong arts community in the Greater Hartford area.

The founder of Syllable is Julia Pistell, a nonfiction writer and recipient of The 2010 Greater Hartford Arts Council Solo Writers Fellowship and the Arts and Heritage Phase II Jobs Grants for the City of Hartford. She has a Masters of Fine Arts in Nonfiction from the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her work has been featured in Inertia, The Sunday Star-Ledger, The Hartford Advocate, the Coachella Review, and more. An essay of hers was recently featured on NPR’s This I Believe (which, honestly, she found thrilling). When not writing, Pistell works in the communications department of The Mark Twain House & Museum and acts with Sea Tea Improv. You can follow her blog here.

This program was founded with support from the City of Hartford Business Development Grants for Artists Program, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor with funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program allocated to the City of Hartford.


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