Got an idea for a book? Don't keep it to yourself. Tell the world. In fact, go after that book deal. Start here: Hartford Public Library host Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry (pictured), aka the Book Doctors and co-authors of the successful writer's instruction manual The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published on Saturday. Pitchapalooza has been described as American Idol for writers: 20 audience members, selected at random, are given one minute to pitch their books. The judges pick a winner, who then gets an introduction to an agent or publisher. Reserve a place now.
March 2, 1 p.m., Hartford Public Library, 500 Main St., Hartford, (860) 695-6300, hplct.org.