CAPA Meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of the month
(10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

Sycamore Hills Park Community Center
(635 West Avon Rd)

Avon, Connecticut

Connecticut Authors


Publishers Association


Member Sign-Up
CAPA Avon Meetings
Guest Speakers


Former Speakers

Jerry Labriola, M.D. -

The Evolution of a Mystery Writer







Chris Amorosino - 

The Power of Words



Southwest CAPA

Connecticut Authors & Publishers Association (CAPA)
Southwest Chapter
Meetings held at the 
Plumb Memorial Library
located at
65 Wooster Street in Shelton at 6:30 p.m.

Meetings are the second Monday of each month

For Map To Meeting    Click Here

Guest Speakers
(networking at 6:30 p.m., 
speaker at 7:00 p.m.)

Coming up June 10th

Fred Chesson 
"Publishing your focused Short Story collection"

CAPA member Fred Chesson just published a collection of short stories. He will be speaking at the Plumb Library for the CAPA-SW group about his adventure in publishing this collection and his idea to focus on a specific topic. 

His book and ebook is titled Winter Tales: Stories of Endurance and Coping. His eleven short fictional stories are all connected with three themes, Winter, Enduring a hardship and Coping with a near impossible situation. Fred will discuss his collection, why he decided to publish this work and his plans for the future. See Winter Tales at CreateSpace and Amazon for Kindle - 

For more information visit, CAPA SW,  
or contact Dan Uitti or Steve Reilly.

Future meeting schedule for 2013


July 8
Chuck Miceli

Breaking Out Of Fire Behind Bars by Breaking Into Amanda's Room


Chuck Miceli's journey toward publishing his Paranormal Mystery, "Amanda's Room," literally began behind bars in 1979. Along the way, his quest took him through a rash of deadly fires, then deep into the anthracite coalmines of northeastern Pennsylvania, the lives of injured angels, and a land where everything is the opposite of what it seems. He finally ended up in Rip Van Winkle's Catskill Mountains. The most challenging part of his journey, however, was navigating the complex world of writing, editing, publishing, and marketing his book. 

Chuck published Amanda's Room in May of 2012. In his presentation, he will review highlights of his journey from the original idea through editing, publishing, marketing and sales at his personal appearances, and will cover ten critical lessons for any writer he learned along the way. Chuck joined CAPA in 2010 and participated in the BIG E bookstore project in 2012 with wonderful success. He has done book readings and signings throughout New England and in Pennsylvania and has been the subject of newspaper and magazine articles and TV interviews. He appeared on the WTNH's "Connecticut Style" program with Teresa LaBarbera and on WCTV's "Meet the Author" with Jason Alster. Learn more about Chuck's book at and


August 12
(don't forget to bring your books for the BIG E)


September 9


October 21


November 11


December 9




Richard Moriarty, 
CAPA President
860-429-8409 or
Brian Jud, Founder at 800-562-4357

Former Speakers

Peggy Gaffney

Do It Yourself - Publishing Nonfiction In Your Spare Time.

Susanne Davis

 High Voltage for
Dramatic Tension and Energetic Writing."


Roberta J. Buland, Copyeditor and Editor





Connecticut Authors & Publishers Association

CAPA has over 250 members statewide, with many members living in New Haven and Fairfield County. The formation of this southwest chapter will encourage authors and publishers in that area to learn more through the programs offered by this organization. Monthly meetings will cover important topics such as writing, editing, publishing, marketing and special promotion ideas that focus on published works. 

   CAPA holds its monthly meeting in Avon; with a fast growing branches in Groton and Shelton. At these meetings, members learn from the monthly speaker program, but also learn through networking opportunities with other authors, publishers, artists, editors and publicist who are members.