Bank Square Books presents an author talk and Q&A with Connecticut Literary Anthology 2021 contributors, Brittany Walls, Meghan Evans, Lary Bloom & Crystal D. Mayo.
This event is free, but registration is requested. Registration details are at the bottom of this page.
About Connecticut Literary Anthology 2021
"Culled from over 400 submissions, the 2021 edition of the Connecticut Literary Festival Anthology offers a lush bouquet of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry that readers are sure to relish. Within its pages, I found new works by writers I have long admired: Chris Belden, Lary Bloom, Ken Cormier, Margaret Gibson, Raouf Mama, and Bessy Reyna. Just as enjoyable is the work of writers who are, for me, new discoveries. The literary arts are alive and well here in the Constitution State. This collection is ample proof"
The Central Connecticut State English Department in conjunction with the Connecticut Literary Festival annually publishes an anthology of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry by Connecticut writers.
The anthology was generously supported by an anonymous donor grant, which was administered by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
About the Authors
Brittany Walls is a writer from Milford, who fell in love with poetry at age 10. Despite pursuing other side hustles, she kept coming back to the basics. Aside from poetry, she owns a crocheting business, Zorah UnThreaded LLC, which specializes in self-care and confidence building through crochet. Any way she can express herself and share with others makes her happiest!
Meghan Evans is a native of Hartford, CT. She attended the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and earned her B.A. at Trinity College. She earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She currently teaches in the English Dept at CCSU.
Lary Bloom’s books include Sol LeWitt: A Life of Ideas, Letters From Nuremberg, The Test of Our Times, The Ignorant Maestro, The Writer Within, and Lary Bloom’s Connecticut Notebook. His plays: Worth Avenue, Wild Black Yonder, A Woman of a Certain Age (lyricist). His columns have appeared in the New York Times, Hartford Courant, and Connecticut Magazine. He lives in New Haven, teaches in the Yale Writer’s Workshop, and is a freelance book editor.
Crystal D. Mayo is a writer, actress, and mentor for Girl’s Write Now. Her memoirs Teaching You a Lesson, The Evolution of Hip Hop, Mother to Son, Remembering Ma Bea, and numerous others have been published in African Voices, Our Voices, Our Stories, The Bronx Memoir Project Volume III, IV and V. Her monologue Mother to Son is featured in 08:46 the anthology for black playwrights, produced by the New World Theater.