Halfway There Reading Series Celebrates Four Authors’ Book Releases

Halfway There Reading Series

Halfway There, the Montclair’s authors’ reading series, is gearing up for its next event on Monday, April 3 at the Red Eye Café in Montclair. The evening will feature an all-star line-up with authors Claudia Cortese, Marcy Dermansky, Melissa Febos, and Lauren Grodstein.

In this installment, each author will be celebrating the release of a new book and all four authors have a connection to New Jersey. Both Claudia Cortese (Wasp Queen) and Marcy Dermansky (The Red Car) are Montclair residents, Lauren Grodstein (Our Short History) lives and teaches in South Jersey and Melissa Febos (Abandon Me) also teaches in New Jersey.

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Halfway There is a quarterly event that aims to bring together established and emerging voices, as well as local and visiting writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Founded in 2015, the series has proven to be an exciting addition to Montclair’s vibrant artistic community, showcasing a diverse range of writers including Matthew Thomas, Hillary Frank, Ben Greenman, John Keene, Helen Phillips, and Brenda Shaughnessy. January’s event, with Montclair local authors Alice Elliot Dark and Elisabeth Egan and visiting authors Elizabeth Onusko and Matthew Thorburn, brought in a record number of attendees. The enthusiasm and support of the community has been fantastic!

In addition to the reading on the 3rd, Halfway There will also be presenting a reading of five, local emerging authors during the Montclair Literary Festival on April 1.

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Monday, April 3 from 6:30 pm – 9 pm
Red Eye Café, 94 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Free, books will be available for purchase courtesy of Watchung Booksellers.




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