Montclair Literary Festival: Thompson, Zanes, Phillips have a musical, literary beat

Three rockers sang and read to open the Montclair Literary Festival, on March 20: Warren Zanes, Richard Thompson, and Zara Phillips.

Montclair Literary Festival: readings, panels and workshops (oh, my)

Readings by high profile writers, workshops and panels are all part of the Montclair Literary Festival, which runs through Sunday.

Ibram X. Kendi to present new book ‘How to Be an Antiracist’

Ibram X. Kendi will present his new book, “How to Be an Antiracist,” on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, 67 Church St. Due to overwhelmingly popular demand,...

Montclair Public Library hosts ‘Weird NJ’ author Wheeler Antabanez

Montclair author and longtime “Weird NJ” correspondent Wheeler Antabanez will speak at the Montclair PublicLibrary, 50 South Fullerton Ave., on Wednesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. Antabanez will speak about his book “The Old...

Litfest: more student winners from Montclair poetry slam

Succed2gether, a nonprofit educational program, which presented the first Montclair Literary Festival this spring, sponsored a poetry slam in addition to a short story contest for teens. The 30 performers at the poetry slam...

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.
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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."

Dot’s Desk: Hallmark movies are making me fat

Dorothea Benton Frank laments the way corny holiday movies layer on the pounds: "If they’re drinking hot cocoa, so am I," she writes.

Culture in brief: Montclair Kimberley Academy to hold book fair

Montclair Kimberley Academy will host what it describes as the largest annual Scholastic Book Fair in the country from Nov. 5 through Nov. 8. This year’s theme is the Wild West. The book fair is...

Montclair Local First Person: Not easy being green in the big red chair at...

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIn “First Person” we report on events in, well, the first person. Reporters draw on their own experience at the event to describe it.I had Mark Teague’s “Frog Medicine” in my lap,...