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

Be a good literary citizen, says Steph Auteri.

An RV in Montclair has legs: reading legs

Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip RV Tuesday, July 11, 4-6 p.m. Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield St., The Green at Watchung Plaza featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog, Geronimo Stilton, and five childrens’ book authors: Max Bralllier (aka...

Massive crowd welcomes Hillary Clinton to Montclair’s Watchung Booksellers

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The line literally stretched around the block — and well beyond — for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s book signing at Watchung Booksellers Tuesday evening. The former secretary of state, first lady and presidential candidate...
retreat

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

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

‘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...
poetry

Pencils raised: poetry contest for Montclair Local

For a special feature in observance of National Poetry Month, send us your short poems on the subject of travel. It doesn’t have to be literal travel; you can interpret the theme any way...

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...
Little Read

Culture in brief: The Little Read celebrates 10 years

The Montclair Public Library will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Little Read in October in a five-day celebration.
Great American Read

Montclair Public Library loves the Great American Read

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

Culture in brief: Montclair’s Benjamin Selesnick wins runner-up Stony Brook Short Fiction Prize

Benjamin Selesnick of Montclair is a runner-up for the 2017 Stony Brook Short Fiction Prize for his story “Davidson Park.” This year, Amy Hempel served as the judge for the contest. Hempel is author of...