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Owl House Books: Tolkien and Grimms Meet Pixar

Owl House Books: Tolkien and Grimms Meet Pixar »

By: Rob Marchese

Serious writers of Young Adult Fiction take heart: Connecticut’s own Homebound Publications, founded in 2011 and thriving to date, is launching a... more

Nick Fradiani: Your Mom Says Eat Your Vegetables

Nick Fradiani: Your Mom Says Eat Your Vegetables »

By: Owen McDonald

Unless you live in a cave (and perhaps even then), you’ve probably heard of Nick Fradiani. There’s talk that the American Idol finalist from Guilford,... more

American Idol Exclusive: Nick Fradiani, Sr Talks Life And Music With His Son

American Idol Exclusive: Nick Fradiani, Sr Talks Life And Music With His Son »

By: Owen McDonald

  Guilford’s Nick Fradiani is on fire. His gigs are packed with fans. He’s got the voice, the instrumental skills, and the natural bearing of a... more

The Barn that Dreamed of Being a Theater

The Barn that Dreamed of Being a Theater »

By: Sherri Daley

  Think neighborhood block party. Add a little nachtmusik, a grand piano, an operatic tenor—and a barn. Don’t forget the barn. It wouldn’t be the... more

Screen Test: Recreating the Art of Photography

Screen Test: Recreating the Art of Photography »

By: Maelina Frattaroli

Paul J. Toussaint isn’t your average photographer. What sets this Killingworth visual artist apart from everyone else with a creative vision and some kind of... more

Poem: Hell’s Gates

Poem: Hell’s Gates »

By: Joanie DiMartino

  The smell of burning whale flesh stings the green hand’s nostrils bloody, even aloft he can’t escape it: smoke- laden sails he’s been... more

Poem: Patty Joe of Stonington, CT

Poem: Patty Joe of Stonington, CT »

By: Maelina Frattaroli

She worshipped the sunlight from the end of the marina, The way the tide did tricks in the moonlight When the world heard the lullaby of sea drift, Knowing,... more

Poem: Fleece of Goldenrod

Poem: Fleece of Goldenrod »

By: Amy Nawrocki

  If there’s sense to be made it’s to be made from the loose changes rattling around my pocket. The lint of the day floats quietly to the... more

Poem: Memento Mori

Poem: Memento Mori »

By: David K. Leff

  Among aisles of stones like file tabs of worn out lives are clockwork reminders of foreshortened time where every step seems a miracle. We fret... more

Poem: Beachcombing

Poem: Beachcombing »

By: David K. Leff

Beachcombers are what they find, fragments of random striving and longing, lookouts for the hit-or-miss gamble of seeing something others have overlooked in... more

Poem: Deep Notes, Quick Pace

Poem: Deep Notes, Quick Pace »

By: L. M. Browning

  The despairing beauty of the music Causes us to lament life as we live it. The capture and loss of the moment —The bittersweet quality Of... more

Fiction: Old Gazebos

Fiction: Old Gazebos »

By: Rob Marchese

Summer is finally here. and for Lynn and her family, this means only one thing: time to unwind at their beloved cottage by the sea. With some recent tragedies... more

The Warmth of the Sun

The Warmth of the Sun »

By: Staff

The Warmth of the Sun…and 49 other beach blanket musical masterpieces both major and minor. Beach reads and beach music share some common elements. Beach... more

11 Irresistible Beach Reads

11 Irresistible Beach Reads »

By: Staff

The perfect beach read walks the fine line between trash and literature. Well-written, plot-driven, and easy to pay attention to. You won’t find Fifty Shades... more

Against the Tide: Mike Stryker

Against the Tide: Mike Stryker »

By: Staff

Meet Mike Stryker of New London. By day, he’s a Financial Advisor at UBS and by lunchtime and weekends, owner of Spindrift Guitars, one of the shoreline’s... more

Great Tools for Great Writers

Great Tools for Great Writers »

By: Staff

Feeding the soul of a writer can be arduous. We need all the help we can get. Creating a Writing Life PatriciaAnnChaffee.com... more

Writers’ Workshops

Writers’ Workshops »

By: Sherri Daley

Maybe it is the memories the change of pace that brings us there the sense of vacation maybe the smell of the place the sights of the gulls, the dunes, the... more

New Deal on Lyme Disease

New Deal on Lyme Disease »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Braving nasty, needle-sharp thorns on invasive Japanese barberry shrubs that sometimes grow taller than his own sixfoot-eight-inch frame, Guilford’s Scott C.... more

Growing Up on the Block

Growing Up on the Block »

By: Mark Kersteen

On May 22, 2014, Writers Block Ink celebrated its 10-year anniversary. From humble beginnings at its founder’s kitchen table, the Block has gone on to change... more

Robert Stone’s Victory Lap

Robert Stone’s Victory Lap »

By: John Gaffney

When the subject of “best living American novelist” comes up, Robert Stone is on the short list. As long as Philip Roth, Cormac McCarthy, Don DeLillo, and... more