Author Lisa Blumberg sees ‘halo’ over Montclair

"Righting the Hourglass," by Lisa Blumberg, s set in Tanganyka, London, and Montclair. The author spent most of her childhood in town.

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!

Montclair Literary Festival: Finding a common language, in translation

A panel on translation moderated by Montclair author Garth Risk Hallberg will explore how language can connect readers across cultures.
Writing life.

All Write Now: Writing about loved ones is delicate

When you set out to write about loved ones, there are things to keep in mind.

‘There once was a girl from Montclair…’

We asked, you answered. In honor of the day that’s in it, as they say, we asked you to send us your best limerick. Limericks are, according to Wikipedia, “a form of poetry in five-line,...

Author Janet Benton to appear in Montclair

Author Janet Benton appears today, Thursday, June 15, 7 p.m., at Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield St., to discuss her book "Lilli de Jong," a novel based on the experiences of an unwed mother in...

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

Local writing/Anderson Park: ‘Anthony and the Mole’ by Beckett Simon

A chubby ant meets a friend in Anderson Park, in Beckett Simon's "Anthony and the Mole," a winner in the Anderson Park Short Story Contest.
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.

Marcy Dermansky finds commas in coffee shops

Montclair author Marcy Dermansky loves to work in cafes. She'll be reading in one on Oct. 28, as part of the Halfway There reading series.