Meet, greet, read at Montclair Public Library’s Indie Author Day

  Indie Author Day Saturday, Oct. 14 Montclair Public Library 50 South Fullerton Ave. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Local author booths and miniature book-making with The Creativity Caravan 3-4 p.m.: Intro to Book Publicity: How Authors Can Become Part...
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Culture in brief: ‘Tooth Fairies and Jetpacks’ comes to Montclair

Tooth fairies are really engineers: at least they are in "Tooth Fairies and Jetpacks." The author and illustrator are coming to town!

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...

Montclair’s Dionne Ford named NEA Creative Writing Fellow

  Today, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that Dionne Ford is one of 36 writers who will receive an FY 2018 Creative Writing Fellowship of $25,000. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud...
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Books: a life coach prods and cheers

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

Montclair Litfest: Lily Bryan’s Untitled story takes a teenage Arab-American’s POV

Lily Bryan’s untitled story was the 10th-grade winner in the first Montclair Literary Festival Short Story Contest, held this spring. Arianna Donas and Ellie Whittam were runners-up for that grade. The contest received 77...

Open Book/Open Mind: Parenting as a writing prompt

For Montclair authors Estep Nagy and Garth Hallberg, dadhood affects authorship.
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Montclair Public Library: Teresa Vega on saving a sacred space

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news There has been a rash of attacks on Jewish cemeteries in the U.S. in recent weeks, in which hundreds of headstones have been knocked over. Genealogist Teresa Vega takes that news to heart.“It’s...

Open Book/Open Mind: Katy Tur talks about her new book at Montclair Public Library

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news People need to talk to one another, and listen to one another. That’s the only way we’ll be saved. It was an emotional moment for MSNBC anchor/NBC correspondent Katy Tur as she spoke...
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Montclair Literary Festival: Anna Quindlen says ‘Writing is an exercise in confidence’

This year's Montclair Literary Festival doubled its attendance from last year. A wrap-up, and recap of Anna Quindlen talk.