Montclair Literary Festival: a festival of books and ideas

Dreamed up by Jacqueline Mroz and Catherine Platt, the 2019 Montclair Literary Festival will be five days long, with more than 100 authors in attendance.

All Write Now: Writing for the love of writing

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Black History Month: Talking Michelle at Open Book/Open Mind

Three writers will talk about their perspectives on Michelle Obama, and their work in "The Meaning of Michelle," at the Montclair Public Library.
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Open Book/Open Mind: Mastering a plan, finding a purpose

Chris Wilson went from being sentenced to life in prison at 18, to a life filled with purpose on the outside. He will discuss "The Master Plan" at the Montclair Public Library in Open Book/Open Mind.

All Write Now: non-fiction books to look forward to

All Write Now columnist Steph Auteri lists some of the nonfiction books we can look forward to in 2019, that she writes will make her feel inspired again.
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Dot’s Desk: Happy New Year fruitcake

Dorothea Benton Frank considers the history of the much-maligned fruitcake, in general and then in her own life. Her conclusion? Yum.
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Literary snapshots in Kathy Curto’s ‘Not for Nothing’

Kathy Curto will read from her new book "Not for Nothing: Glimpses into a Jersey Childhood" in the Halfway There Reading series on Monday, Jan. 14.

Culture in brief: Montclair Library receives Great Stories Club grant

The Montclair Public Library has been selected as one of 70 libraries nationwide to take part in the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion program for underserved teens. This competitive grant is offered...
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All Write Now: Looking literarily forward, times six

All Write Now columnist Melissa D. Sullivan points to six titles coming in 2019 that she's looking forward to: something for everyone.
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Dot’s Desk: Life in late autumn in Montclair

In late autumn, Dorothea Benton Frank recalls years gone by, and shakes off seasonal melancholy by embracing the holidays.