The Connecticut Authors Trail Makes Mohegan Sun Its Final Destination This Summer

Authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough will be in The Cabaret Theatre on September 24th for a special edition of Mohegan Sun’s “Winning Authors”
Mohegan Sun will be hosting a very special “Winning Authors” event on Thursday, September 24th.  The event is part of the Connecticut Authors Trail featuring great authors like Karen E. Olson, Janice Law, Rosemary Harris and Daniel Waters who will be appearing at eastern Connecticut libraries all summer long.   The authors of the popular book Cooking Know-How, Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough make their way to The Cabaret Theatre at Mohegan Sun for their share of the trail and to discuss their new book on Thursday, September 24th at 7:00pm followed by a signing also taking place in The Cabaret Theatre.
Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough make up one of the most hard working and successful food writing duos in the world.  Bruce Weinstein is a graduate of Johnson & Wales and in 1997, released his first official book entitled Frozen Drinks With Or Without The Buzz.  In 1999, Bruce and Mark, whom at this point both called New York City home, joined powers to release The Ultimate Ice Cream Book which went on to sell 300,000 copies.  From there the rest is cook book history with popular titles like The Ultimate Party Drink Book (2000), The Ultimate Candy Book (2000), The Ultimate Shrimp Book (2002), The Ultimate Brownie Book (2002), The Ultimate Potato Book (2003), The Ultimate Muffin Book (2004), The Ultimate Chocolate Cookie Book (2004) and The Ultimate Frozen Dessert Book (2005).

Their most recent cooking guide entitled Cooking Know-How is full of easy techniques,  step by step photos and ideas for over 500 meals and is sure to help all those in need of some tips and tricks behind the stove.  Cooking Know-How is in stores now and will be available at Spin Street located in The Shops concourse at Mohegan Sun leading up to and on the day of this event. 

The Connecticut Authors Trail focuses on some of the state’s most brilliant authors and takes pride in bringing together a diverse collection of writers whose styles cover everything from suspense thrillers to romantic novels and cooking expertise to local libraries across Eastern Connecticut. All programs are free and open the public. Passports will be available at the participating libraries throughout the summer as a guide to the author events. Have your passport stamped at each author event for a chance to qualify for an exclusive pre-program Meet & Greet with Chefs Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough on Thursday, September 24th in The Cabaret Theatre at Mohegan Sun.

For more information and a schedule on the Connecticut Authors Trail, please visit

The full list of author’s appearances are as follows:

Karen E. Olsen: Thursday, July 16th at 6:30pm
 Janet Carlson Calvert Library, 5A Tyler Drive, Franklin, Connecticut 06254

Jan Mann: Tuesday, July 21st at 6:30pm
 Jonathan Trumbull Library, 580 Exeter Road, Lebanon, Connecticut 06249

Scott Appleton: Thursday, July 23rd at 6:30pm
 Sprague Public Library, 76 Main Street, Baltic, Connecticut 06330

Thomas Hollowell: Thursday, July 28th at 7:00pm
 Sprague Public Library, 76 Main Street, Baltic, Connecticut 06330

Janice Law: Thursday, July 30th at 7:00pm
 Canterbury Public Library, 1 Municipal Drive, Canterbury, Connecticut 06331

Roberta Isleib: Tuesday, August 4th at 6:00pm
 Preston Public Library, 389 Route 2, Preston, Connecticut 06365

Rosemary Harris: Wednesday, August 5th at 6:30pm
 Otis Library, 261 Main Street, Norwich, Connecticut 06360

Jessica Speart: Tuesday, August 11th at 7:00pm
 Saxton B. Little Free Library, 319 Route 87, Columbia, Connecticut 06237

Elaine M. Alexander: Wednesday, August 19th at 7:00pm
 Scotland Public Library, 21 Brook Road, Scotland, Connecticut 06264

Marji Butler: Saturday, August 22 nd at 12:00pm
 Slater Public Library, 26 Main Street, Griswold, Connecticut 06331

Daniel Waters: Thursday, July 30th, 7:00pm
 Janet Carlson Calvert Library, 5A Tyler Drive, Franklin, Connecticut 06254

Anne Kelleher: Wednesday, September 9th at 6:45pm
 Saxton B. Little Free Library, 319 Route 87, Columbia, Connecticut 06237

Anne Rowthorn: Thursday, September 10th at 7:00pm
 Salem Free Public Library, 264 Hartford Road, Salem, Connecticut 06420

MJ Allaire: Saturday, September 12th at 11:00am
Guilford Smith Memorial Library, 17 Main Street, South Windham, Connecticut 06266

Thomas D’Agostino: Tuesday, September 15th at 6:30pm
 Voluntown Public Library, 107 Main Street, Voluntown, Connecticut 06384

Carole Shmurak: Wednesday, September 16th at 7:00pm
 Salem Free Public Library, 264 Hartford Road, Salem, Connecticut 06420

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting 




*** MEDIA ALERT *** Mohegan Sun cancels tonight’s Wild Wednesdays festivities

Mohegan Sun regrets to announce that the Wild Wednesdays festivities that were rescheduled for tonight on the rooftop of the Riverview Garage have been canceled due to inclement weather.  The next Wild Wednesday will take place on Wednesday, July 8th starting at 5:00pm. 
For more information on Wild Wednesdays and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit or call 1.888.226.7711. 

Carlos Mencia Brings His Madness to Mohegan Sun

Carlos Mencia gets free and outrageous reign September 5th in the Arena

Comedy audiences have something to celebrate as Carlos Mencia will perform live at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, September 5th at 8:00pm.  

Tickets are $45.00 and go on sale through Ticketmaster starting Friday, June 26th at 10:00am.   Ticketmaster customers may log on to; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge by Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.   Tickets will also be on sale at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, June 27th, subject to availability.

The release of Mencia’s comedy album Take A Joke America kickstarted his comedy career in 2001, leading to his first tour.  As a part of the “Three Amigos” Latin comedy tour, his fame continued to grow.   Finally, it was the Comedy Central show Mind of Mencia that cemented his place as a heavyweight contender on the current comedy scene.    Please note that this show is intended for mature audiences. 

For more information on Carlos Mencia and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit  For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.