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‘Desert Friend’: short story winner in Montclair Literary Festival

By GRETA POGLINCOThe following is the first place-winning short story in the first Montclair Literary Festival, held earlier this year.When it’s so hot you could cook an egg on a sidewalk it decides to...

Montclair Literary Festival: a festival of books and ideas

Dreamed up by Jacqueline Mroz and Catherine Platt, the 2019 Montclair Literary Festival will be five days long, with more than 100 authors in attendance.
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All Write Now: The X factor, or a retreat focuses the mind

Tune out to tune in, writes Melissa D. Sullivan.

In brief: Open Book/Open Mind hosts Marcy Dermansky

Open Book/Open Mind hosts author Marcy Dermansky on Sunday, Sept. 15, 4 p.m., at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave.
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Montclair Literary Festival: Second time’s the charm

There's no sophomore slump for the second outing of the Montclair Literary Festival, which begins on March 15.

Massive crowd welcomes Hillary Clinton to Montclair’s Watchung Booksellers

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe line literally stretched around the block — and well beyond — for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s book signing at Watchung Booksellers Tuesday evening.The former secretary of state, first lady and presidential candidate...
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Books: a life coach prods and cheers

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

Culture in brief: Open Book/Open Mind to feature Garth Hallberg and Estep Nagy

On Sunday, Jan. 28, 4 p.m., at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., authors Garth Hallberg and Estep Nagy will talk about crafting fiction, as part of  the Montclair Public Library &...
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Dot’s Desk: On the road again

Touring is not glamorous, writes bestseller Dorothea Benton Frank. But the people she meets make it worthwhile.
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Montclair Public Library: Teresa Vega on saving a sacred space

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsThere has been a rash of attacks on Jewish cemeteries in the U.S. in recent weeks, in which hundreds of headstones have been knocked over.Genealogist Teresa Vega takes that news to heart.“It’s...