All Write Now: Anne of Green Gables, and audiences

"Anne of Green Gables" inspires "All Write Now" columnist Melissa D. Sullivan to think about certainty and baking soda and appreciative audiences.

Isabel Allende connects at pre-festival kickoff

Acclaimed author Isabel Allende discussed her neew book, "A Long Petal of the Sea," at kickoff event for Montclair Literary Festival.

In brief: Montclair Story Salon presents love stories

"Love stories" is the theme of the Montclair Story Salon this week, which will be at Verdigreen on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Refreshments served.

In brief: ‘Miserable Love Stories’ for Valentine’s Day

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. ,Alex Bernstein, author of “Miserable LoveStories" will appear and read at Watchung Booksellers.

Brodesser-Akner to discuss ‘Fleishman’

Taffy Brodesser-Akner will discuss her bestselling debut novel, "Fleishman Is in Trouble," at the first Open Book/Open Mind of 2020, on Jan. 12.

In brief: Halfway There series kicks off tonight

NYT "10 Best of Year" author Julia Phillips, along with Ysabel Y. Gonzalez, Randon Billings Noble, and Marco Rafalà, kick off Halfway There series tonight.

In brief: Friends of Anderson Park story contest

The second annual Friends of Anderson Park short story contest for Middle School students (500 to 2,500 words) is open now through Feb. 15.

Culture in brief: Montclair’s Julia Phillips on NYT’s 10 best in 2019

"Disappearing Earth" by Julia Phillips, MHS graduate 2006, is listed first in the New York Times' Ten Best Books of the Year.
Writers' conference

All Write Now: a writers’ conference is a must

Writing is solitary. A writers' conference provides visibility, education, and community, writes Steph Auteri in "All write Now."

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.