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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.
Curto

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...
literature

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.
Girl Talk

Talking female heads: ‘Girl Talk’ explores friendship

Female friendships are intimate, special and hard. Jacqueline Mroz explores how these friendships work in her new book, "Girl Talk."

How to shop for your writer

Hanukkah is here, and Christmas is coming. Socks, coffeee, citronella candles, glitter notebooks: author Steph Auteri knows the gifts that will make any writer smile. Coffee too!
Hallmark

Dot’s Desk: Hallmark movies are making me fat

Dorothea Benton Frank laments the way corny holiday movies layer on the pounds: "If they’re drinking hot cocoa, so am I," she writes.
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All Write Now: On finding the write one, or playing the field with writing...

It's ok to play the field to find Mr. or Ms. "Write."

Montclair Local First Person: Not easy being green in the big red chair at...

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIn “First Person” we report on events in, well, the first person. Reporters draw on their own experience at the event to describe it.I had Mark Teague’s “Frog Medicine” in my lap,...