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immerse yourself in your favorite books!

Remember how you felt when you first read a book that made you want to jump inside it?  Have you ever wished you could befriend your favorite literary character, or live in the fantastical worlds you've read about?  We know how you feel! Whether you join us in person or online, you'll recapture the thrill of immersive storytelling through our creative

literary-themed events, activities and classes. 

 At The Storyteller's Cottage, we bring literature to life!

new online activities

 

While we're all home flattening the curve, join us online

for some literary fun!

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EPISODE 1: "Are We Afraid of the Dark?

Young Adult authors Lisa Acerbo, Dawn Metcalf and Steve Parlato discuss whether YA literature is becoming darker, and whether that's because life is darker these days, or we're just more comfortable talking about darker topics.

EPISODE 2: "Diving into the Dark"

Mystery authors Steve Liskow, Kathryn Orzech and Chuck Radda discuss how much evil mystery readers can tolerate, and as an author, how they decide when to rein in a dark character.

EPISODE 3: "A Perfectly Lovely Criminal"

Mystery authors Chris Knopf, Rhonda Lane, Steve Liskow and Nina Mansfield discuss whether the "bad guy" in mysteries should have good qualities as well as bad, in what proportion and why.

EPISODE 4: "The Ink Spell Effect"

Memoir authors Margaret Dopirak, David Garnes and Monique Faison Ross discuss whether memoir writers create a new persona for themselves by putting their 'best' lives down on paper, that they hen have to inhabit.

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FREE: Five-part series on our YouTube channel 

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FREE: Learn from the "real" Jane Austen how to make

lovely literary crafts in this 10-part series on our YouTube channel

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FREE: New interviews on our YouTube channel every Tuesday

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FREE: New ideas for penpals and snail mail 

our YouTube channel

Friday May 22 at 6pm for MUSICAL THEATER TRIVIA

Email amanda@storytellerscottage.com for the Zoom login info

Friday June 4 at 6pm for TELEVISION TRIVIA

Email samantha@storytellerscottage.com for the Zoom login info

Friday June 19 at 6pm for ROYAL FAMILY TRIVIA

Email amanda@storytellerscottage.com for the Zoom login info

 
 
 

inkling literary magazine

INKLING.

Quarterly Literary Magazine 

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

FEATURE: Literary Weddings & Celebrations 

 

LITERARY GEMS NEARBY: "A Girl at Heart"

LITERARY FIELD TRIP: Austrian National Library

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Amla Mehta "Eye with a View"

SUBMISSIONS: From Norbert Kovacs,

Frank Diamond & Catherine Coundjaris

and more!

CLICK THE COVER

TO READ THIS ISSUE ONLINE

FOR FREE!

all about us

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Dive into your favorite novel and make the pages come to life!

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Explore the world of literature like never before!

Click to watch

our videos!

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take a virtual tour of our house

Jules Verne Library

Jane Austen Salon

Wonderland Tea Room

Secret Castle Room

frequently asked questions

What IS the Storyteller's Cottage?

We're a place for literary events and adventures! Click for more details...

 

Can I drop in to the Cottage 

or do I need a reservation or ticket?

You can drop in anytime.  Click for our hours and a list of things you can do ...

 

Are you a bookstore?

No, but we do sell books by local authors, and some cute literary gifts.

Are you a museum?

No, all of our spaces are designed to be used for literary events. Please touch! 

Do I need to be a member to stop in?

No, but if you're interested in membership, click here.

How can I see your calendar of events?

Click this link, or click below to be added to our mailing list.

Can I get on your mailing list?

Yes, just click here.

Are all your activities for kids?

No, we offer activities for creative people of all ages! 

What DO you offer for kids?

Creative writing classes, fantasy clubs & birthday parties. Click here for details! 

How can I reserve a mystery room game?

Click here to see our calendar of available game times.

What writing classes are you offering?

Click here to see our current class list.

Can someone help me with my manuscript?

Click here to learn about our writing coaches.

testimonials

from TripAdvisor

For anyone looking for a novel escape, the Storyteller's Cottage is all things literary. From author talks, to mystery nights to escape rooms, there is an adventure waiting for everyone.

lacerbo

I am so impressed with the unique programs offered at the Storyteller's Cottage. Such a fun venue and a definite summer CT staycation destination.

- cardinalgerontology

This is a unique venue to anyone who loves stories, writing or just celebrating the imagination. Each room is unique, the events are varied and there's something for everyone. And if you just want to hang out and get some reading or writing done, it's perfect for that, too. I check the calendar weekly to see what events I can make it to. Definitely worth a visit!

- JennO22

upcoming events

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FICTIONAL

FEASTS

LEMONY

SNICKET

PARTY

when to visit

 

STOP IN TO READ OR WRITE

Tues & Wed ... 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday ... 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday & Saturday ... 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sunday ... 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

-- Closed Mondays --

FREE ADMISSION

COFFEE & SNACKS

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

PLAY A MYSTERY ROOM GAME

Tuesday & Wednesday ... 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Thursday ... 3:00 - 8:00 pm

Friday & Saturday ... 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sunday ... 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

-- Closed Mondays --

Don't forget to book your game 

ahead of time online!

www.GreatScottMysteryRooms.com

JOIN A WRITING GROUP

THURSDAYS

One-on-One Consultations ... noon - 6pm

Writing Classes ... 6:00 - 8:00 pm 

FRIDAYS

Storyteller's Society ... 7:00 - 9:00 pm

SATURDAYS

Writing Classes ... 1:00 - 4:00 pm

SUNDAYS

Sunday FreeWrite ... 1:00 - 4:00 pm

COME HAVE FUN!

1st SATURDAYS

"Les Deux Magots" Literary Cafe

3:30 - 5:00 pm

3rd SATURDAYS

The Bard's Bistro (Songwriter Gathering)

 3:30 - 5:00 pm

3rd SUNDAYS

Murder in the Library

 3:30 - 5:00 pm

4TH SATURDAYS

Fictional Feasts

2:00 - 3:30 pm

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750 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury CT | (860) 877-6099

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