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In brief: Friends of Anderson Park story contest

The second annual Friends of Anderson Park short story contest for Middle School students (500 to 2,500 words) is open now through Feb. 15.
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Montclair Public Library hosts ‘Weird NJ’ author Wheeler Antabanez

Montclair author and longtime “Weird NJ” correspondent Wheeler Antabanez will speak at the Montclair PublicLibrary, 50 South Fullerton Ave., on Wednesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. Antabanez will speak about his book “The Old...

Open Book/Open Mind: Katy Tur saw it, and still can’t believe it

She thought she'd be covering the Trump campaign for a few weeks. 'Little Katy' Tur will appear at the Montclair Public Library & Foundation's Open Book/Open Mind series
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Montclair Literary Festival: readings, panels and workshops (oh, my)

Readings by high profile writers, workshops and panels are all part of the Montclair Literary Festival, which runs through Sunday.
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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.
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In brief: what are you reading?

What kinds of books are you taking to the beach, or the pool, or on the plane this summer?The Montclair Local wants to know what you and your kids are reading — whether it’s...
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In brief: Montclair Literary Festival presents Colum McCann

Irish author Colum McCann will speak in a fundraiser for the Montclair Literary Festival on Thursday, March 12, at St. James Episcopal Church.
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It’s New Jersey, It’s America: Montclair author Thomas Pluck to speak

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news“Bad Boy Boogie,” by Thomas Pluck, takes place in New Jersey. Much of it takes place in Nutley, where Pluck, now a Montclairite, grew up.“The basic story was inspired by news stories...

Montclair’s Kyrce Swenson offers tips to NaNoWrimo writers

Still some time to try to win NaNoWriMo: Kyrce Swenson offers tips!
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All Write Now: persistence and lightbulbs

Inspiration comes when you work at it.