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Michael Wolff, author of Trump book, graduated from private Montclair HS

By ELIZABETH OGUSS and LINDA MOSS oguss@montclairlocal.news moss@montclairlocal.news Author Michael Wolff, whose controversial book stirred President Donald Trump to angrily tweet to defend his “stable genius,” was president of his high school student council -- and his...
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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.

Finish this story: Help Montclair Local write a “Montclair Tall Tale”

Release your inner author, Montclair.We’re looking for writers to help us with our jointly created story, “Howdy, Neighbor.”This week is the call-out, we’ll publish the first installment (written by you!) sometime after the Montclair...
self-promotion

All Write Now: The art of shameless self-promotion

Self-promotion can be the hardest part of our job as an artist, writes Melissa Sullivan in "All Write Now." But it's an essential part of a writer's life.

Litfest: Nate Perlmeter’s story ‘Pretty Girl’ shows that music and friends can be dangerous

Nate Perlmeter, a freshman at Princeton University, was the 12th-grade winner in the first Montclair Literary Festival contest for Montclair High students held last spring, for his story “Pretty Good.” The runner-up for that...

Telling tales, hearing lives: Montclair Film’s StorySLAM begins

Montclairites talkes about their first time on a snowmobile, going to England, figuring out a scam, at the first Montclair Film StorySLAM.
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."
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All write now: How to pack for your very first writing residency

There's so much to think about to prepare for a writer's residency, writes Steph Auteri in "All Write Now." Not least? What to pack.
Gladwell

Montclair literary festival: Malcolm Gladwell looks in

Malcolm Gladwell talked to D.T. Max on Feb. 6, as a pre-festival activity for Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival.
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...