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CT Lit Fest

The CT Lit Fest is a fall book festival presented by Real Art Ways. A literary carnival under one roof in the center of Connecticut. A day for writers, teachers, students, and readers to mingle and discover new voices. Events run throughout the day. Admission is free.

The Fest takes over the galleries of RAW for readings, talks, performances, and an interactive typewriter installation. The main gallery hosts a bookfair to showcase publishers, journals, writing programs, and arts organizations.

Check out the full program for 2023 festival HERE!


To the readers, writers, artists, and literary enthusiasts of Connecticut and beyond: We invite you to support the CT Lit Fest and to grow our state’s literary community. Your generous donation will not only help us to provide the best possible showcase for our state’s writers, thinkers, and presses, but it will allow us to keep the festival accessible to all with free admission.

Your donation is essential to our success. If you choose to make your tax-deductible donation anonymously, your name and giving amount will be kept private. Thank you.

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2023 Festival Sponsored By:

Leading Sponsor:

CT Humanities Logo.

Other Sponsors:

Weber and Rubano logo.

friends and enemies of wallace stevens logo.

Riverbend Bookshop Logo

Hartford Public Library Logo

Logo for CT Institute for Refugees and Immigrants

Randall Family Charitable Gift Fund

Dowd Family in Memory of David Kroupa