Local writing/Montclair Literary Festival: ‘Because I’m Black’ by Khailyn Hughes-Sellers

Khailyn Hughes-Sellers' spoken-word poem "Because I'm Black" won the middle school division of the Poetry Slam at the Montclair Literary Festival 2019.

All Write Now: writing during the pandemic

The quarantine has changed some things, but writing can continue, just a little differently, writes Steph Auteri in her latest "All Write Now."

Montclair writes poetry

We received some terrific poems on the theme of travel, to honor poetry month — that was April, but we forgot to give you a deadline at first, and really, isn’t every month poetry...

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER/ Culture in brief: local poets to read

Tanya Manning-Yarde and Carla M. Cherry will hold a poetry showcase and book signing on Saturday, Jan. 6, 6:30 p.m., at Adinkra House, 26 Pleasant Ave. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) Manning-Yarde will be...

All Write Now: Write with intent, to write well

Steph Auteri discovers that writing with intention makes writing better, and easier.

All Write now: what to write, what to order

What you feel like eating in a diner, explained by where you are in your writing mood, in the latest "All Write Now" by Melissa D. Sullivan.
Montclair Tall Tale

A Montclair Tall Tale: “Howdy, Neighbor,” Part 4

Here is Chapter Four of our Montclair Tall Tale, “Howdy, Neighbor.” We’re looking for entries for Chapter Five right now!Each entry should be 500-700 words, and sent to with the subject “Montclair Tall...

In brief: Hanukkah storytime at Watchung Booksellers

Arthur Levine, author of the children's book "The Hanukkah Magic of Nate Gadol," will have a special seasonal storytime at Watchung Booksellers on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Culture in brief: kids’ writing workshop

Writers and improv comedians Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White will lead a writing workshop for kids entering first through fifth grade, on Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 4 to 5 p.m., at Watchung Booksellers, 54...

Culture in brief: Thomas Pluck to read

Author Thomas Pluck will read from his collection "Life During Wartime" on Thursday, Feb. 8.