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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...

Carrying on, and writing young: Montclair’s Dorothea Benton Frank on her new book

Montclair author Dorothea Benton Frank discusses her new book, "Same Beach, Next Year."

Falling in love with animals: Montclair author Laura Schenone’s ‘The Dogs of Avalon’

Montclair author Laura Schenone grew to love animals through her greyhound mix rescue dog, Lily.

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...

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...

Culture in brief: kids’ writing workshop

Writers and improv comedians Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White will lead a writing workshop for kids entering first through fifth grade, on Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 4 to 5 p.m., at Watchung Booksellers, 54...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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