Mohegan Sun Welcomes Back The Connecticut Author’s Trail with Gina Barreca


Connecticut libraries will host a variety of local authors throughout summer with the finale to take place in The Cabaret Theatre on September 13th with Gina Barreca

Mohegan Sun is pleased to welcome Connecticut’s own, Gina Barreca to a very special Winning Authors event set to take place on Thursday, September 13th at 7:00pm.  Now in its fourth year, this free event is part of the The Connecticut Authors Trail; an event that consists of various libraries in eastern Connecticut showcasing prominent and talented authors who either live in or are associated with the Nutmeg State.  Other library signing dates will feature authors such as Pam Lewis, Peggy Gaffney, Pearl Dexter, James Rourke and Eileen Kaplan.
About Gina Barreca:
Gina Barreca is most recently the editor of Make Mine a Double: Why Women Like Us Like To Drink (Or Not,) published by the University Press of New England in 2011 and author of It’s Not That I’m Bitter: How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World (St. Martin’s, 2009). She has appeared on 20/20, the TODAY Show, CNN, Dr. Phil and Oprah Show to discuss gender, power, politics and humor. Her earlier books include the bestselling They Used to Call Me Snow White But I Drifted: Women’s Strategic Use of Humor and Babes in Boyland: A Personal History of Co-education in the Ivy League and her books have been translated into several languages, including Chinese, Spanish, Japanese and German. Gina, whose columns from The Hartford Courant are distributed worldwide by McClatchy-Tribune, is a Professor of English and Feminist Theory at the University of Connecticut. For more information on Gina, visit:
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 self-help to local libraries across eastern Connecticut. All programs are free and open to the public. Passports will be available at the participating libraries throughout the summer as a guide to the author events.
For more information and a schedule on the Connecticut Authors Trail, please visit

The full list of author appearances is as follows:
Matthew Bartlett: Thursday, August 2nd at 6:30pm
Author of: The Gettysburg Chronicle
Guilford Smith Memorial Library, South Windham, CT
Ellen Painter Dollar: Tuesday, August 7th at 7:00pm
Author of: No Easy Choice: A Story of Disability, Parenthood and Faith in an Age of advanced Reproduction
Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester, CT
Equine Novelists & Artists: Thursday, August 9th at 6:30pm
Various Works
Sprague Public Library, Baltic, CT

Kady Cross: Monday, August 13th at 7:00pm
Author of: The Girl in the Clockwork Collar
Otis Library, Norwich, CT
Patricia Sheehy: Tuesday, August 14th at 6:30pm
Author of: Dancing Under the Full Moon: 101 Ways to Attract Money into Your Life
Aldrich Free Public Library, Moosup, CT
Pearl Dexter: Thursday, August 16th at 6:30pm
Author of: TEA With Presidential Families
Scotland Public Library, Scotland, CT
Hanna Perlstein Marcus: Tuesday, August 21st at 6:45pm
Author of: Sidonia’s Thread
Saxton B. Little Free Library, Columbia, CT
Esther Friesner: Thursday, August 23rd at 6:30pm
Author of: Spirit’s Princess
Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, Coventry, CT
James Rourke: Tuesday, August 28th at 6:00pm
Author of: Two Worlds One War: The Eternal Struggle
Slater Library, Jewett City, CT
Resurrección Espinosa: Thursday, August 30th at 6:30pm
Author of: El Gaucho Vegetariano and Other Plays for Students of Spanish
Public Library of New London, New London, CT
Joan Joffe Hall: Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00pm
Author of: In Angled Light
Guilford Smith Memorial Library, South Windham, CT
Eileen Kaplan: Thursday, September 6th at 6:30pm
Author of: Laughter is the Breast Medicine
Janet Carlson Calvert Library, Franklin, CT
Tido Holtcamp: Thursday, September 11th at 6:00pm
Author of: A Perfect Lady: A Pictorial History of the U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle
Voluntown Library, Voluntown, CT

Gina Barreca: Thursday, September 13th at 7:00pm
Author of: It’s Not That I’m Bitter: How I Learned to Stop Worring About Visible Panty Lines and conquered the World
The Cabaret Theatre at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT

About Mohegan Sun:
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 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.  Connect with us on, follow us on and view us on

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