Litfest: Winning poem from the Montclair Literary Festival speaks loudly

Owen Duncan, a rising freshman, won third place in the Succeed2gether/Montclair Literary Festival Poetry Slam this spring for his poem “Born a Winner.” At the time he was an eighth-grader at Buzz Aldrin Middle...

Local author debuts book in Montclair

Montclair resident Charles Joseph’s “Chameleon,” a collection of poems and stories, came out on June 21. To celebrate the release, Joseph is holding a poetry reading and open mic titled “Verses on Church Street”...

Ron Kaplan to talk Hank Greenberg at Watchung Booksellers Wednesday

Ron Kaplan will talk about his new book “Hank Greenberg in 1938” at Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield St., on Wednesday, June 21, at 7 p.m. The book chronicles the events of 1938, both on the...
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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.
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‘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’...
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Culture in brief: ‘Tooth Fairies and Jetpacks’ comes to Montclair

Tooth fairies are really engineers: at least they are in "Tooth Fairies and Jetpacks." The author and illustrator are coming to town!
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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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Montclair lives in ‘Cheaper’: Peter Gilbreth on his famous family

"Cheaper by the Dozen" is Montclairs first Community Read. The book includes references to Nishuane school, the Wellmont, and more. Peter Gilbreth talks about his famous family.

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...

All Write now: what to write, what to order

What you feel like eating in a diner, explained by where you are in your writing mood, in the latest "All Write Now" by Melissa D. Sullivan.