Thomas Pluck

It’s New Jersey, It’s America: Montclair author Thomas Pluck to speak

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news“Bad Boy Boogie,” by Thomas Pluck, takes place in New Jersey. Much of it takes place in Nutley, where Pluck, now a Montclairite, grew up.“The basic story was inspired by news stories...
students

‘The World Is Going to Be All Right’: Montclair students write the future

Montclair middle school students rocked the stage at the first-ever Succeed2gether/Montclair Literary Festival Poetry Slam and Short Story Contest, which drew some 200 people to Montclair High on March 31.Judges noted the 30 performers’...
poetry

Pencils raised: poetry contest for Montclair Local

For a special feature in observance of National Poetry Month, send us your short poems on the subject of travel. It doesn’t have to be literal travel; you can interpret the theme any way...
Dave White

Donne and dusted: author Dave White reads in Montclair

Watchung Booksellers welcomed author Dave White on Wednesday, March 29 to discuss his new book Blind to Sin, the fifth in White’s series about ex-cop and private detective Jackson Donne.
Trevor Noah

‘The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah talks about his book at Montclair Literary Festival

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsThirty-three years old may seem a little young to write a memoir.But it depends on the life.Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” was born in 1984, during Apartheid in...
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...

College Women’s Club of Montclair holds book sale

The semi-annual sale of used books and music sponsored by the College Women’s Club of Montclair opens officially today and continues through April 9.The sale features books, LPs, CDs, DVDs, audio- and videotapes, sheet...
Literary Festival

Celebrating written words: Montclair Literary Festival

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Film Festival has a lot to answer for.In a good way.New arts organizations are popping up, and the success of the Montclair Film Festival usually gets mentioned as part of...
Kline

Montclair’s Christina Baker Kline talks Christina

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsSome portraits ask questions: What is behind Mona Lisa’s smile? Another: What is Christina thinking as she looks up at the house and barn? “Christina,” Anna Christina Olson, is the woman in Andrew Wyeth’s...

‘There once was a girl from Montclair…’

We asked, you answered. In honor of the day that’s in it, as they say, we asked you to send us your best limerick. Limericks are, according to Wikipedia, “a form of poetry in five-line,...