In Montclair, April showers bring… books. For the seventh year in a row, Montclair-based nonprofit Succeed2gether will host its annual Montclair Literary Festival from Wednesday, May 3rd to Thursday, May 11th, with the special Festival Day on Saturday, May 6th. 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.
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The 7th Annual Festival will feature over 90 local, national, and international authors from May 3rd to May 11th. Nearly all of the 40 events at the festival are free, except for the headlining ones – which include conversations with Chita Rivera, Warren Zanes, Deb Perelman, and Anne Berest. This year’s festival will also feature a first-time collaboration in which “the Montclair Story Salon will feature storytellers, actors, singer-songwriters and artists sharing ‘Books That Changed My Life’ on Wednesday, May 3,” per Baristanet. The cost for the headlining sessions ranges from $30-$35 and includes a signed copy of the author’s book. A full schedule of the events can be found here.
All of the book talks and events will be held in person, either in tents outside or in various indoor Montclair locales, including Montclair Public Library Auditorium, the First Congregational Church, Montclair State University and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Montclair.
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.