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Free with General Admission
Fun for all ages!

From kids to grandparents, Family Days are special events for everyone to enjoy together. Family Days include programs featuring special exhibitions, readings and book signings with authors and artists, musical performances and art activities to encourage creativity for all ages! So bring the whole crew for a day of fun at the NBMAA. Hope you can join us!

For questions, please contact:
Kathryn Matsuzaki
Coordinator of School & Family Programs
(860) 229-0257, ext. 220
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Family Day: The Art of Words Book Event with Connecticut Authors
Saturday, April 26
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free with Museum admission
Demonstrating the art of the written word, 20 Connecticut authors will be present at the Museum to share their books with eager readers and offer autographed copies. These elite authors, represented by the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association, come from all over the state and write within a wide variety of genres from children’s and young adult books, to paranormal thrillers and inspirational non-fiction. There is something for every reader in your bunch! Visit the authors in Stanley Works Center between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and participate in these gallery presentations.

11 a.m. June Hyjek—The Art of Words
Author of Unexpected Grace: A Discovery of Healing through Surrender, June will talk about how emotions shape our experience with art, words, and life.

12 p.m. Dr. Julie Wakely—Children’s Story Time
Julie will read about the adventures of My Nosy Rosie, and how Rosie comes to discover the magic of self.

1 p.m. Jeanne Rogers—Endangered Animals Down Under
The characters in Jeanne’s middle-grade fantasy, The Sword of Demelza, are all endangered animals from Australia. Through her fantastic story, Jeanne will introduce each animal and talk about its struggle to survive.

2 p.m. Chuck Miceli—The Art of Mystery Writing
Using his paranormal thriller Amanda’s Room as an example, Chuck will share the components of writing an exciting thriller that keeps the reader guessing and glued to the story such as misdirection, character development, and detailed background research. An intriguing presentation for budding authors and mystery lovers alike!



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