Joy Ann Reid, Don Lemon and Douglas Stuart

This year’s Succeed2gether’s Montclair Literary Festival will feature authors speaking about their books from international locales, including Ireland, Spain, Dubai, South Korea and Barbados.

Tickets for all of the events are available on Succeed2gether’s website, at succeed2gether.org/montclair-literary-festival.

The special series of events Global Voices will open with an online talk on March 13 at 4 p.m. by New York Times bestselling Cameroonian-American author Imbolo Mbue, who will speak about her new book, “How Beautiful We Were.” She’ll be in conversation with New York Times book editor Elisabeth Egan. The ticket price is $30 and includes a copy of Mbue’s book (valued at $28). The first 50 people to sign up receive a signed copy.

On Saturday, March 20 at 7 p.m., CNN primetime host Don Lemon will be talking about his new book, “This Is The Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism,” with MSNBC political analyst and host of The ReidOut, Joy-Ann Reid. Tickets are $30 and include a copy of the book (valued at $28).




After a full afternoon of free events starting at midday, the last Global Voices event will take place on Sunday, March 21 at at 7 p.m. with acclaimed Scottish actor Alan Cumming in conversation with Scottish-American writer Douglas Stuart, about Stuart’s Booker-Prize winning novel, “Shuggie Bain.” Tickets are $20 with a signed copy of the book, or $10 to attend the online event only.

Other featured authors include former U.S. and U.K. poet laureates Billy Collins and Andrew Motion, Irish author Kevin Barry (“Night Boat to Tangier”) talking about his new book of short stories, “That Old Country Music,” Avni Doshi talking about her Booker-prize finalist debut novel “Burnt Sugar,” a panel with Korean-American authors speaking about their novels, a talk with Spanish-language authors, and a panel with Caribbean authors, including Cherie Jones, author of “How The One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House,” among many others. All these events are free.

All events will be held will be held through the festival’s Crowdcast channel.

Succeed2gether, a non-profit organization, addresses unequal access to educational resources by providing free enrichment and academic programs to children in need from Essex County and surrounding New Jersey communities.