poetry slam

Litfest: Montclair teens perform at poetry slam

Montclair students perform work that is funny, insightful and profound at this year's Montclair Literary Festival spoken word competition.
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Dot’s Desk: On the road again

Touring is not glamorous, writes bestseller Dorothea Benton Frank. But the people she meets make it worthwhile.
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All Write Now: Write with intent, to write well

Steph Auteri discovers that writing with intention makes writing better, and easier.
Great American Read

Montclair Public Library loves the Great American Read

Montclair Public Library presents programming to go with the PBS Great American Read.

All Write Now: Being a good literary citizen finds company in Montclair

Be a good literary citizen, says Steph Auteri.
coach

Books: a life coach prods and cheers

"Ask Task" columnist Allison Task's new book offers readers a plan to make change
Edison

All Write Now: persistence and lightbulbs

Inspiration comes when you work at it.
quinny

The ups and downs of third grade

Montclair author Adriana Brad Schanen's "Quinny & Hopper" series are realistic and nuanced Middle Grade fiction: something unusual these days.
code

Open Book/Open Mind: No more code of silence

Author Liza Mundy will discuss the women code-breakers of World War II in "Open Book/Open Mind" on May 29.
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All Write Now: The X factor, or a retreat focuses the mind

Tune out to tune in, writes Melissa D. Sullivan.