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All Write Now: The power of the deadline

Color-coded planners have always helped writer Melissa D. Sullivan stay on track. The power of the deadline is real, she writes in "All Write Now."
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Acclaimed author Julia Phillips to speak at library

Montclair High School graduate Julia Phillips, author of acclaimed debut novel "Disappearing Earth," will speak at Montclair Public Library.
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Love reading, and raise a reader, says Maria Russo

Model reading, and make it fun, says Maria Russo in "How to Raise a Reader." The NYT books editor will speak at Watchung Bookseller on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
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In brief: what are you reading?

What kinds of books are you taking to the beach, or the pool, or on the plane this summer?The Montclair Local wants to know what you and your kids are reading — whether it’s...
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Local Writing/Anderson Park: ‘Posie in Anderson Park’ by Suki Grabcheski

Suki Grabcheski's "Posie in Anderson Park,' about the friendship between a tree, a flower, and a purple elepjhant, brings the park to life.
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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,...
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Local Writing/Anderson Park: ‘What Happens After Dark’ by Madeleine Young

In Madeleine Young's short story "What Happens After Dark," a six-tusked beast might hold the key to escaping a menacing Anderson Park.
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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.
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A Montclair Tall Tale: “Howdy, Neighbor,” Part 3

Thanks to Jonathan McDevitt, we have Chapter Three of our Montclair Tall Tale, “Howdy, Neighbor.” We’re looking for entries for Chapter Four right now!Each entry should be 500-700 words, and sent to culture@montclairlocal.news with...
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Local Writing/Anderson Park: ‘Walking’ by Juniper Shelley

In Juniper Shelley's "Walking," a girl and her mother walk in Anderson Park. Shelley's story is a winner in the Anderson Park Short Story Contest.