residency

All write now: How to pack for your very first writing residency

There's so much to think about to prepare for a writer's residency, writes Steph Auteri in "All Write Now." Not least? What to pack.
Montclair Tall Tale

A Montclair Tall Tale: “Howdy, Neighbor,” Part 3

Thanks to Jonathan McDevitt, we have Chapter Three of our Montclair Tall Tale, “Howdy, Neighbor.” We’re looking for entries for Chapter Four right now!Each entry should be 500-700 words, and sent to culture@montclairlocal.news with...
Walking

Local Writing/Anderson Park: ‘Walking’ by Juniper Shelley

In Juniper Shelley's "Walking," a girl and her mother walk in Anderson Park. Shelley's story is a winner in the Anderson Park Short Story Contest.

All Write Now: A writing group helps, but writing is an explosion

A writing group is great, writes Melissa D. Sullivan in her latest "All Write Now," but for her, writing is an explosion, and can't be shared too soon.

A Montclair Tall Tale: “Howdy, Neighbor,” Part 2

In Chapter Two of 'Howdy, Neighbor," Katheleen Noland has a Jersey Devil sighting. What will happen in chapter three? Write it for us!
bibliophiles

The Bibliophiles to discuss ‘Becoming’ at MAM

The Bibliophiles, America's oldest incorporated black book club, will present a discussion of Michelle Obama's "Becoming" at MAM on Saturday, June 22.
Drag Queen Story Hour

Pride Month: Ms. Harmonica Sunbeam brings Drag Queen Story Hour to town

Ms. Harmonica Sunbeam will leadDrag Queen Story Hour, with stories, crafts and sparkles, at Kidville and Bnai Keshet during Pride Month.
Anderson Park

Local writing/Anderson Park: ‘Stand Up’ by Maxwell Kumahor

Maxwell Kumahor's "Stand Up" is one of the winners in the inaugural Anderson Park Short Story Contest, a competition for middle school students.
road

Dot’s Desk: On the Road Again

Bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank sends photographs from the road, of her book tour to promote her latest book, "Queen Bee."
Robin

Open Book/Open Mind: the life of Robin Williams

Dave Itzkoff, culture reporter for the New York Times, will talk about his biography of Robin Williams, "Robin," to Rolling Stone's Alan Sepinwall.