Schapiro

Local Writing: ‘1%’ by Jacob Schapiro

“1%” by then-junior Jacob Schapiro co-won third place in last spring’s high school section of the poetry slam in the 2019 Montclair Literary Festival.
writing groups

All Write Now: On finding the write one, or playing the field with writing...

It's ok to play the field to find Mr. or Ms. "Write."
Drag Queen Story Hour

Pride Month: Ms. Harmonica Sunbeam brings Drag Queen Story Hour to town

Ms. Harmonica Sunbeam will leadDrag Queen Story Hour, with stories, crafts and sparkles, at Kidville and Bnai Keshet during Pride Month.

Photos: Love for all; ‘She’s My Dad’

Authot Jonathan Williams spoke about his transgender dad, Paula, and his book "She's My Dad," at First Congregational Church on March 26.
literary

Montclair Literary Festival, virtually, this weekend

Montclair Literary Festival offers free online panels and author talks on Sept. 11 and 12, and writing workshops during the week.
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.
Meg Wolitzer

Montclair Literary Festival: Meg Wolitzer in full bloom

Meg Wolitzer will discuss her new book during the Montclair Literary Festival.
Big Read

Montclair reads together in ‘Big Read’

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsFor Tayari Jones, one of the best things about the Big Read is that it’s “hyper-local.” The Rutgers professor’s book “Silver Sparrow” has been chosen as the adult Big Read title in...

Open Book/Open Mind holds 2nd-anniversary fundraiser

Everyone knows there are a lot of writers and journos in Montclair. During Superstorm Sandy, many of them wrote in the warmth of the Montclair Public Library.The library's warmth continues to appeal to the...