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Connecticut Book Awards nominees talk Wednesday at Bank Square Books

On Wednesday, Bank Square Books in Mystic hosts an author talk and Q&A with Connecticut Book Awards finalists and winners Danielle Vogel, Ainissa Ramirez and Jothan Burrello.

Vogel, a Chester resident, is the author of "Edges & Fray," which is published by Wesleyan Press and was nominated in the poetry category. MIT Press published Ramirez's "The Alchemy of Us," which won the nonfiction category. And "Spindle City," a novel by Ashford's Burrello and is out from Blackstone Books, was nominated in the fiction category.

The Connecticut Book Awards, sponsored by Connecticut Humanities, honors authors and illustrators whose work has been judged the finest in or about the state. Categories include fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young readers. Finalists were announced in September, and winners were notified Oct. 22.

The presentation is free, but registration is required.

Connecticut Book Awards Talk, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Bank Square Books, 53 West Main St., Mystic; free; (860) 536-3795.


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