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.

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...

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...

Montclair writes poetry

We received some terrific poems on the theme of travel, to honor poetry month — that was April, but we forgot to give you a deadline at first, and really, isn’t every month poetry...

Dot’s Desk: on being dead right

Author Dorothea Benton Frank tells pedestrians that the solution to "not getting squashed like a bug underfoot is to employ a little common sense."

Culture in brief: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ book club at Montclair Library

Online registration is available for valid Montclair Public Library card holders. All others should call the Youth Services Department to be added to the waiting list.A three-part monthly book club about Madeleine L’Engle’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,...

An RV in Montclair has legs: reading legs

Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip RVTuesday, July 11, 4-6 p.m.Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield St., The Green at Watchung Plazafeaturing Clifford the Big Red Dog, Geronimo Stilton, and five childrens’ book authors: Max Bralllier (aka...

All Write Now: Write with intent, to write well

Steph Auteri discovers that writing with intention makes writing better, and easier.
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All Write Now: Writing about loved ones is delicate

When you set out to write about loved ones, there are things to keep in mind.