Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday at our #LNEChat w/@AndreaLChapin!

Literary New England cordially invites you to celebrate William Shakespeare’s 451st birthday by attending a lunchtime Tweet Chat with Andrea Chapin, author of the the Shakespeare-inspired historical novel The Tutor!

  • Date: Thursday, April 23
  • Time: Noon to 1 pm EST
  • Place: Twitter, using the #LNEChat hashtag
  • Copies of The Tutor will be given away!!

I think I’m a little in love w/@AndreaLChapin, says @WriterCindyWB, and on 6/3 I can meet her at @PorterSqBooks!


This is Literary New England Radio Show host Cindy Wolfe Boynton writing, and it’s true. I’m smitten with author Andrea Chapin, because she’s crafted the smartest and cleverest and most brilliantly written book, and I’m in love with her The Tutor in every way!! I’m also jealous I’ve never written anything as good! But now, I believe, a literary die has been cast …

Super-excited to hear that Andrea will be coming to New England, I’ve also now circled Wednesday, June 3, in red on my calendar. At 7 pm 6/3, Andrea will read and sign at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Mass., and you don’t want to miss it!

Andrea, BTW, is an Amherst grad; her husband graduated from Hampshire College; and her mother and sisters are Mount Holyoke grads, so she’s connected to this lovely region in several ways.

In case you haven’t already guessed, I gave The Tutor 5 stars on Goodreads. You can also hear my interview with Andrea in the Literary New England Radio Show archives.

And now, after I post this, I’m going to pour myself a second cup of coffee and read a few of Shakespeare’s sonnets. So …

Adieu! I have too grieved a heart to take a tedious leave. (From Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice)