Book lovers – this is for you. Montclair-based nonprofit Succeed2gether will host its 6th annual Montclair Literary Festival from Thursday, May 5th to Monday, May 9th, with the Festival Day on Saturday, May 7th. Read on to learn more about the festival, which Montclair spots it will be held, and some of the authors participating.
The Montclair Literary Festival was first launched in 2017 to promote literacy and reading for all in Montclair’s vibrant and diverse literary scene. The festival raises funds and awareness to further the work of Succeed2gether.
The 6th Annual Festival will include over 30 events with over 70 local, national, and international authors from May 5th to May 9th. All of the events are free, except for the three headlining ones – which include authors Jennifer Egan, Elizabeth Alexander, and Don Winslow. The cost for these sessions ranges from $30-$35 and include a signed copy of the author’s book. A full schedule of the events can be found here.
“We’re excited to share our complete line-up with over 30 book talks, panel discussions, children’s events, and workshops, capped by a Meet the Authors celebration on May 7. There really is something of interest for everyone!” said Marcia Marley, Festival Chair.
All of the book talks and events will be held in person, either in tents outside or in various indoor Montclair locales, including the Montclair Public Library, the First Congregational Church, and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation.
Succeed2gether is a Montclair-based nonprofit that addresses unequal access to educational resources for low-income families. Located at 11 Pine Street in Montclair, the organization provides free, high-quality enrichment and academic programs as well as a post-high-school pathway to Montclair and Essex County children in need. Learn more about S2G and its mission on the website.