Brodesser-Akner to discuss ‘Fleishman’

Taffy Brodesser-Akner will discuss her bestselling debut novel, "Fleishman Is in Trouble," at the first Open Book/Open Mind of 2020, on Jan. 12.

Montclair Public Library: Mark Kurlansky to speak about Cuba

On Thursday, March 23, the Montclair Public Library and its Foundation will present “Cuba, Past and Present,” the latest in the Open Book/Open Mind series of author events. Mark Kurlansky will talk about his...

Meet, greet, read at Montclair Public Library’s Indie Author Day

 Indie Author Day Saturday, Oct. 14Montclair Public Library 50 South Fullerton Ave.11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Local author booths and miniature book-making with The Creativity Caravan3-4 p.m.: Intro to Book Publicity: How Authors Can Become Part...

Culture in brief: ‘Tooth Fairies and Jetpacks’ comes to Montclair

Tooth fairies are really engineers: at least they are in "Tooth Fairies and Jetpacks." The author and illustrator are coming to town!

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.

Love reading, and raise a reader, says Maria Russo

Model reading, and make it fun, says Maria Russo in "How to Raise a Reader." The NYT books editor will speak at Watchung Bookseller on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

All Write Now: Thank you artists everywhere

In her latest "All Write Now," Melissa D. Sullivan thanks artists everywhere. The Philadelphia Orchestra performed to an empty house, on Facebook Live.

Eyes right: Montclair Public Library’s Open Book/Open Mind presents ‘Watched’

'Watched' Presented by the Montclair Public Library and the MPL Foundation Open Book/Open Mind Performed by Theatre 167 Friday, May 19, 7-9 p.m. Montclair High School Little Theatre 141 Park St.Author Marina Budhos in conversation with Arun Venugopal and Imam...

Montclair’s Dionne Ford named NEA Creative Writing Fellow

 Today, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that Dionne Ford is one of 36 writers who will receive an FY 2018 Creative Writing Fellowship of $25,000.“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud...

Books: a life coach prods and cheers

"Ask Task" columnist Allison Task's new book offers readers a plan to make change