Telling tales, hearing lives: Montclair Film’s StorySLAM begins

Montclairites talkes about their first time on a snowmobile, going to England, figuring out a scam, at the first Montclair Film StorySLAM.
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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!

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...

Open Book/Open Mind holds 2nd-anniversary fundraiser

Everyone knows there are a lot of writers and journos in Montclair. During Superstorm Sandy, many of them wrote in the warmth of the Montclair Public Library. The library's warmth continues to appeal to the...

Local author Ron Kaplan pens Hank Greenberg book

by Andrew Garda garda@montclairlocal.news While Roger Maris’ pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record is well known to most baseball fans, very few know that Detroit Tigers first baseman Hank Greenberg made a run at the...

Litfest: Winning poem from the Montclair Literary Festival speaks loudly

Owen Duncan, a rising freshman, won third place in the Succeed2gether/Montclair Literary Festival Poetry Slam this spring for his poem “Born a Winner.” At the time he was an eighth-grader at Buzz Aldrin Middle...

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...
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Montclair Public Library hosts ‘Weird NJ’ author Wheeler Antabanez

Montclair author and longtime “Weird NJ” correspondent Wheeler Antabanez will speak at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., on Wednesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. Antabanez will speak about his book “The Old...

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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All Write Now: The X factor, or a retreat focuses the mind

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