75 Plus

True life stories told in ’75 Plus’

In “75 Plus: Seniors Life Stories” Grange (Lady Haig) Rutan and Anthony V. Naturale have collected the fascinating tales of 42 senior citizens.

Dot’s Desk: on being dead right

Author Dorothea Benton Frank tells pedestrians that the solution to "not getting squashed like a bug underfoot is to employ a little common sense."

Open Book/Open Mind: Mastering a plan, finding a purpose

Chris Wilson went from being sentenced to life in prison at 18, to a life filled with purpose on the outside. He will discuss "The Master Plan" at the Montclair Public Library in Open Book/Open Mind.

Montclair’s The Write Group says ‘Welcome’

The Write Group turns 19.
poetry slam

Litfest: Montclair teens perform at poetry slam

Montclair students perform work that is funny, insightful and profound at this year's Montclair Literary Festival spoken word competition.

Culture in brief: Isabelle Allende to appear at Open Book/Open Mind

Isabelle Allende will appear at Buzz Aldrin Middle School, 173 Bellevue Ave., in discussion with Montclair author Christina Baker Kline, on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m.The event is free with the hardcover book...

‘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...
Little Read

Culture in brief: The Little Read celebrates 10 years

The Montclair Public Library will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Little Read in October in a five-day celebration.

All Write Now: Looking literarily forward, times six

All Write Now columnist Melissa D. Sullivan points to six titles coming in 2019 that she's looking forward to: something for everyone.
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...