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Friday, July 28, 2017

‘Desert Friend’: short story winner in Montclair Literary Festival

By GRETA POGLINCO The following is the first place-winning short story in the first Montclair Literary Festival, held earlier this year. When it’s so hot you could cook an egg on a sidewalk it decides to...

Ron Kaplan to talk Hank Greenberg at Watchung Booksellers Wednesday

Ron Kaplan will talk about his new book “Hank Greenberg in 1938” at Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield St., on Wednesday, June 21, at 7 p.m. The book chronicles the events of 1938, both on the...

Author Janet Benton to appear in Montclair

Author Janet Benton appears today, Thursday, June 15, 7 p.m., at Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield St., to discuss her book "Lilli de Jong," a novel based on the experiences of an unwed mother in...

Montclair’s Laurie Lico Albanese loves triangles

Laurie Lico Albanese In conversation with Laura Morowitz Burgdorff Cultural Center, 10 Durand Road, Maplewood Mapsobookfest.org Maplewood/South Orange Book Festival Saturday, June 10, 1 p.m. By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news Laurie Lico Albanese is inspired by intersections. The Montclair...

Jaqueline Mroz to discuss ‘Scattered Seeds’ in Montclair

Author Jacqueline Mroz will discuss her book “Scattered Seeds: In Search of Family and Identity in the Sperm Donor Generation,” in conversation with Deborah Davis, on Friday, June 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.,...

Books: in ‘Sisters One, Two Three’ secrets run in families

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news There is a different reality of family for every person in it, says Nancy Star, author of “Sisters One, Two, Three.” “Who’s to say which memory is right or wrong?” the Montclair author...

Montclair writes poetry

We received some terrific poems on the theme of travel, to honor poetry month — that was April, but we forgot to give you a deadline at first, and really, isn’t every month poetry...

Eyes right: Montclair Public Library’s Open Book/Open Mind presents ‘Watched’

'Watched' Presented by the Montclair Public Library and the MPL Foundation Open Book/Open Mind Performed by Theatre 167 Friday, May 19, 7-9 p.m. Montclair High School Little Theatre 141 Park St. Author Marina Budhos in conversation with Arun Venugopal and Imam...

It’s New Jersey, It’s America: Montclair author Thomas Pluck to speak

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news “Bad Boy Boogie,” by Thomas Pluck, takes place in New Jersey. Much of it takes place in Nutley, where Pluck, now a Montclairite, grew up. “The basic story was inspired by news stories...

‘The World Is Going to Be All Right’: Montclair students write the future

Montclair middle school students rocked the stage at the first-ever Succeed2gether/Montclair Literary Festival Poetry Slam and Short Story Contest, which drew some 200 people to Montclair High on March 31. Judges noted the 30 performers’...

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