Montclair Literary Festival 19

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of over 50 free events for adults and children
and to buy tickets for featured authors
A NIGHT OF WORDS AND MUSIC with Zara Phillips, Richard Thompson, and Warren Zanes.
An intimate, limited-capacity evening featuring three musicians who write songs and prose. Zara Phillips, Richard Thompson, and Warren Zanes, all of whom share a connection to Montclair, will take turns reading from their written work and performing a few of their songs. While some words become songs and others become books, the creative process is blurred. Join us for an evening of literature in the broad sense. Zara will read from her memoir Somebody’s Daughter; Warren from recent writing; and Richard from his new book Beeswing, a memoir of the years 1967 to 1974, to be published by Algonquin Books in spring 2020.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
The United Way Building, 60 South Fullerton Road, Montclair, NJ 07042
Buy Tickets for A Night of Words and Music from $35
Saturday March 23 Ticketed Events
First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Road,
Montclair, New Jersey 07042
Joyce Carol Oates
in conversation with Jonathan Santlofer
about her latest work and their respective memoirs of love, loss, and self-discovery: A Widow's Story and The Widower's Notebook.
Saturday March 23,
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Bestselling author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, Nathan Englander,
talks with novelist
Julie Orringer about his latest novel,,
a satirical tale of atonement, spiritual redemption, and the temptations of the internet.
Saturday March 23,
5:15 - 6:15 pm  
Sigrid Nunez and her editor Sarah McGrath discuss her National Book Award winning novel, The Friend, a moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between
a woman and her dog.
Saturday March 23,
4:00 - 5:00 pm  
Also Featuring:
  • New books by Sam Lipsyte, Dani Shapiro, Fiona Davis, Wayétu Moore and many more
  • Tressie McMillan Cottom and Glory Edim discuss Thick and Other Essays
  • Craig Unger's House of Trump, House of Putin, and Nina Krushcheva's In Putin's Footsteps
  • Panels on Memoir, Fiction in Translation, Education, Immigration, Race & Reconciliation, Book Awards, True Crime, Rescue Missions & more
  • Young Adult authors Gayle Forman, Arvin Ahmadi, Gae Polisner, Mark Oshiro, Sara Farizan & more, plus stories, book talks, and workshops for kids 
Meet the Authors at our Festival Party!
March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Tickets $40
Round off the day in style while supporting Succeed2gether’s
important work to close the education achievement gap.
Save money and attend all these ticketed events!
For $195 the Festival Pass provides:
* Entry to A Night of Words and Music, Joyce Carol Oates, Nathan Englander, and Sigrid Nunez.
* A book by each author
* Entry to the festival party
* VIP venue access and preferential seating at all festival events
* If we add another ticketed event that will be included at no extra cost (not guaranteed but we're working on it...)!
Any questions or issues, please email 
or call 973-746-0553.
Sponsor Succeed2gether's Montclair Literary Festival
JOIN US! Your support is crucial in keeping the festival accessible to all.
By sponsoring the Montclair Literary Festival you can:
  • Become part of a high-profile, fast-growing literary event.
  • Generate new and long-lasting connections in the community.
  • Connect with an engaged audience of readers and thinkers.
  • Receive wide-ranging publicity for your brand.
  • Receive complimentary festival passes, VIP event access and seating, free advertisement in festival program, and recognition at venues and events.
The 2018 festival was featured in The New York Times, The Record, Montclair Local, Montclair Times,, Baristanet, WYNC,, The Star Ledger, NJTV, TapInto Montclair, New Jersey Monthly, Montclair Neighbors and ABC.
Succeed2gether works to close the education achievement gap in Essex County with after-school tutoring and education enrichment programs for students most in need. Visit our website to learn more about our rewarding and effective tutoring program and how you can help kids reach their full potential.
Thanks to our Event Partners
Event date: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 7:00pm to Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 9:00pm
Event address: 
various locations including
FIrst Congregational and MPL
Montclair, NJ 07042