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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...

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!

‘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: 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.

Culture in brief: Thomas Pluck to read

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

Montclair Literary Festival: Joyce Carol Oates explores ‘dead-end zeals’

Best-selling author Joyce Carol Oates will appear at Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival on Saturday, March 23, to talk about her new book, "Hazards of Time Travel."

A diner offers the comfort of a sure place

Michael C. Gabriele's new book “Stories from New Jersey Diners” follows his “The History of Diners in New Jersey." Speaking at Watchung Booksellers Nov. 30.
Girl Talk

Talking female heads: ‘Girl Talk’ explores friendship

Female friendships are intimate, special and hard. Jacqueline Mroz explores how these friendships work in her new book, "Girl Talk."
Montclair Tall Tale

A Montclair Tall Tale: “Howdy, Neighbor,” Part 3

Thanks to Jonathan McDevitt, we have Chapter Three of our Montclair Tall Tale, “Howdy, Neighbor.” We’re looking for entries for Chapter Four right now!Each entry should be 500-700 words, and sent to with...
Little Read

First Person: Back in the big chair for Montclair’s Little Read

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsOnce more into the big chair!Last year, your faithful correspondent signed up as a reader for the Little Read at the Montclair Public Library, my first year doing so.I discovered that not...