Halfway There, Montclair’s authors’ reading series, returns to the Red Eye Cafe on Monday, January 22nd. The evening will feature Kim Coleman Foote, Evie Shockley, Bud Smith, and Nancy Star. Doors open at 6:30pm for coffee and mingling, readings begin at 7pm and will be followed by an audience Q&A, with time after for book-buying and signing.
Now in its third year, Halfway There aims to bring together established and emerging literary voices, as well as local and visiting writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In this installment, all four authors have a New Jersey connection.
- Kim Coleman Foote is an emerging writer, original from New Jersey. She is the recipient of a 2015 NYFA Fellowship in fiction and a 2014 NEA Literature Fellowship. Her work has appeared in numerous journals.
- Evie Shockley is the author of the new black, for which she won the 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry, and the recently released semiautomatic (Wesleyan, 2017), among other collections of poetry. She is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.
- Bud Smith is a New Jersey writer. He works heavy construction and is the author of F250, Calm Face, Dust Bunny City, among others. His memoir, Work, was release in October of 2017 and is a portrait of his years working construction and its connection to writing.
- Nancy Star is a Montclair author with five novels to her credit, including her most recent, Sisters One, Two, Three, an emotionally gripping portrait of a family fractured by secrets. Her essays have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Money and Family Circle.
Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Watchung Booksellers.