Succeed2gether launched the Montclair Literary Festival in 2017 to engage the entire community in a celebration of reading, books, and Montclair’s vibrant and diverse literary scene.
More than 90 authors will take part in 50 events over 4 days at the 2018 Festival, including ticketed events with Patti Smith, Tom Perrotta, Anna Quindlen, Meg Wolitzer and Christina Baker Kline, and a full program of FREE book talks, panel discussions, author signings, workshops and children’s activities. See the Authors page for a full list of participants and visit Calendar of Events for event descriptions, times and venues.
The Montclair Literary Festival is a community-wide event that aims to exchange ideas, inspire future literary works and engage with different points of view. Working closely with the Montclair Public Library, Montclair Art Museum, Watchung Booksellers and a team of local volunteers, the festival will also generate lasting connections between arts institutions, the schools and the community, benefiting a broad cross-section of participants and attendees. We welcome Montclair residents to get involved by sponsoring, volunteering or joining a committee.
If you are interested in attending more than three ticketed events (not workshops), consider purchasing a Festival Pass.
An Evening with Meg Wolitzer, Friday, March 16, 6:30-8:30pm, Montclair State University
Anna Quindlen in Conversation with Debra Davis, Saturday, March 17, 2:45pm, First Congregational Church
Insider's Guide to Getting Published, Christina Baker Kline, Reagan Arthur and Nicholas Delbanco, Saturday, March 17, 4-5pm, First Congregational Church
Tom Perrotta with Patrick Wilson: Sex, Schools and Suburbia, Saturday, March 17, 6:30-7:30, First Congregational Church
Festival Party!, Saturday, March 17, 7:30-9, First Congregational Church
Patti Smith: Talk and Performance, Sunday, March 18, 5-6pm, First Congregational Church
and a host of incredible workshops on Sunday!