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Monday, December 18, 2017

Montclair reads together in ‘Big Read’

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news For Tayari Jones, one of the best things about the Big Read is that it’s “hyper-local.” The Rutgers professor’s book “Silver Sparrow” has been chosen as the adult Big Read title in...

Culture in brief: Montclair Kimberley Academy to hold book fair

Montclair Kimberley Academy will host what it describes as the largest annual Scholastic Book Fair in the country from Nov. 5 through Nov. 8. This year’s theme is the Wild West. The book fair is...

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...

LitFest: Taylor Milch’s winning story shows Muslim ban through a teen’s eyes

Taylor Milch was the 11th-grade winner in the first Montclair Literary Festival contest for Montclair High students held last spring, for her story “My Friend Amira.” Runners-up for that grade were Lily Cunningham and...

College Women’s Club of Montclair holds book sale

The semi-annual sale of used books and music sponsored by the College Women’s Club of Montclair opens officially today and continues through April 9. The sale features books, LPs, CDs, DVDs, audio- and videotapes, sheet...

NaNoWriMo starts today, Montclair Public Library offers help

For the fifth year, Montclair Public Library will participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). During NaNoWriMo, beginning Nov. 1, participants work toward the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on...

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...

Litfest: Nate Perlmeter’s story ‘Pretty Girl’ shows that music and friends can be dangerous

Nate Perlmeter, a freshman at Princeton University, was the 12th-grade winner in the first Montclair Literary Festival contest for Montclair High students held last spring, for his story “Pretty Good.” The runner-up for that...

‘The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah talks about his book at Montclair Literary Festival

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news Thirty-three years old may seem a little young to write a memoir. But it depends on the life. Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” was born in 1984, during Apartheid in...

Culture in brief: local author wins award

Bloomfield resident and member of the Write Group (writers’ support group) at Montclair Public Library, author Martha Moffett has won first prize for her novella, “Loeffler,” in William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition of...

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