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Fourth Annual Hartford Book Festival


Sat, September 24, 2022
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT

Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Free Event

About this event


Festival seeking vendors, participants, and award nominations (Hartford, CT) – Hartford Public Library (HPL) is partnering with Hartford’s L.I.T. (Literary Integrated Trailblazers) to host the fourth annual Hartford Book Festival as a three-day event from Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, to Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, at the Downtown Library at 500 Main St., Hartford, and a second location to be announced.

Hartford’s L.I.T. (H.L.I.T.), is a group of local authors, artists, and entrepreneurs. Its mission is to establish the presence and awareness of Greater Hartford’s local authors, diverse artists, and entrepreneurs to revitalize literary arts and communication. H.L.I.T. focuses on literacy, literary productions, entrepreneurial building, and networking within Hartford communities, including the underserved and nontraditional communities.

H.L.I.T., along with local artists, business owners, and Hartford residents, came together for the last three years to host the first, second, and third Hartford Book Festival at Hartford Public Library with the themes “How are the Children?,” “2020 Visions & Reflections” and “ 202One Love One Life.” This year, the theme is “Double Up 2 Double Up,” and this three-day event will be a celebration of reading and writing for children, teens, and adults in the City of Hartford. The festival will feature local authors, bookstores, workshops, panels, youth activities, open mics, literary highlights, publishers, a vibrant cultural live stage, and more.

Day One: Writers’ Workshops Only
Friday, Sept. 23rd, 12:00p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT

Day Two: The Fourth Annual Hartford Book Festival
Saturday, September 24th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT

Day Three: An Evening of Poetical Musings
Sunday, Sept. 25th, 4p.m. - 8p.m.
Free Center, 460 New Britain Avenue, Hartford, CT
Stay connected with us on social media to learn more about the workshops, panel discussions, and much more!!

Register Here for Free

For Hartford Book Festival questions email: hartfordslitfestival@gmail.com

For general questions about Hartford's L.I.T. email: hartfordslit@gmail.com


Eclectic Press

Eclectic Press is a publishing company that was created out of a passion for authors to have complete creative control over their literary works. Our belief is that when an author starts with the highest standards to create something good, only good can come from it.