Local Literary

Dogwood is one small part of a literary network in coastal Connecticut. Other interesting nearby organizations include:

Fairfield University and Surrounding Area

The Inkwell: Fairfield’s Student-Run Literary Magazine

Join the Fairfield-area Creative Writing Listserv for updates and literary opportunities

Fairfield University’s Low-Residency MFA Program

Mason’s Road, the literary magazine of the Fairfield University MFA Program

Fairfield’s Inspired Writers Series: notable authors visiting campus

Fairfield Writers’ Blog: Literary Connections at the Fairfield CT Public Library


The Mark Twain House (Hartford, CT)

The Literary History of Connecticut

Maureen Howard (author) born in Bridgeport

Current Authors and Events

Connecticut Muse: A Celebration of Connecticut Authors

Upwords: Poetry Events for Teens in and Around Connecticut

Connecticut Young Writers Trust: Runs programs and an annual contest for poets aged 13-18

Ridgefield Writers Conference Sept. 28, 2013 (Ridgefield, CT)

Riverwood Poetry Festival (Hartford, CT)


Grayson Books (Poetry, Hartford, CT)

Student Literary Journals

The Helix: Central Connecticut State University’s Literary Journal

Long River Review: University of Connecticut–Storrs literary journal

Schools & Programs

Sacred Heart University Media Exchange

Westport Writers Workshop

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