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Connecticut Authors Reading Series To Celebrate New Releases By Newtown Authors

Published: June 17, 2017

The next session of the Connecticut Authors Reading Series will feature new books by local authors E.V. Legters and Harmony Verna.

The event, which regularly introduces readers and writers to the work of authors who live in the Nutmeg State, will take place Saturday, June 24, from 2 to 4 pm, in the main meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street. The reading series is curated by Newtown author Sophfronia Scott.

Ms Legters’s latest novel is Vanishing Point. Ms Verna’s novel, slated for release in July, is Beneath the Apple Leaves.

“This is such an exciting time for local writers,” said Ms Scott whose own novel, Unforgivable Love, will be published in September. “Not only are many Newtown writers publishing well, we are also connecting more with our local readers. The Booth library has played a big role in making that happen and we’re grateful for it.”

During the event the authors will read from their work with time in between each reading for discussion and Q&A with the audience about the craft of writing. Refreshments will be served and books available for purchase.

E.V. Legters is a longtime resident of Newtown. She comes from upstate New York, worked in public relations and advertising, raised three children, earned her MFA at The Vermont College of Fine Arts, and taught for many years at Connecticut schools and colleges.

Recently retired, she is now entirely devoted to writing and travel. Legter’s short stories have appeared in several literary journals, and her well-received debut novel, Connected Underneath, published in 2016, was followed by Vanishing Point, released just last month.

Ms Letgers is now at work on her short story collection, When We’re Lying, for 2018, and on her third novel, A Small Scale Madness, for release in 2019.

Throughout her 20‑year career in communications, Harmony Verna has worked with all media facets: radio, television, magazines, newspapers, public relations, advertising and marketing. As a freelance writer, she has written scripts for the Food Network and articles for Modern Bride magazine, Connecticut Woman magazine, and more.

Daughter of Australia, released in March 2016 was a final round selection for The James Jones First Novel Contest.

She lives in Newtown with her husband and their three young boys.

For additional information about the CT Reading Series call 203-426-4533 or visit


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