Five days, 67 events, 137 authors. That is what you can expect when Succeed2gether’s Montclair Literary Festival takes place later this month from March 20 to March 24, with the main festival day on Saturday March 23.
The organizers of the festival added two more ticketed events just this past week. On March 21, TV critic and co-author of The Sopranos Sessions, Alan Sepinwall, will be in conversation with Dalton Ross, Executive Editor of Entertainment Weekly, about the groundbreaking series that changed television history. They’ll discuss the show’s artistry, themes, and legacy, its portrayal of Italian Americans, its graphic depictions of violence – and of course the local sites around Montclair and surrounding towns.
On Sunday March 24 actor, author, and activist Amber Tamblyn will talk about Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution, her latest memoir of personal change and social activism, Time’s Up, and feminism during divisive times.
Previously announced ticketed events include A Night of Words and Music with Zara Phillips, Richard Thompson and Warren Zanes, who will take turns reading from their written work and performing a few of their songs on Wednesday March 20, and Joyce Carol Oates, Nathan Englander, and Sigrid Nunez, who will all discuss their latest novels on Saturday March 23.
Tickets are still available for all events and can be bought at succeed2gether.org/events/. The Festival Pass is great value at $230, and includes entry to all ticketed events, books where applicable, VIP access, and preferential seating.
“The two aims of the festival are to promote reading and literacy by supporting the work of local non-profit Succeed2gether and to celebrate our community’s vibrant literary scene,” said Festival Co-Director and Succeed2gether Program Director, Jackie Mroz. “That is why 90% of the events are free for all. Profits from the ticketed events support Succeed2gether’s free after-school tutoring and enrichment classes for children and youth in need in Montclair and Essex County.”
All events will take place in Montclair at the Montclair Public Library, First Congregational Church, Montclair Art Museum, United Way, and The Annex.
More details about the festival and the complete events schedule, including 60 free events for all ages, can be found on the festival’s website succeed2gether.org/montclair-literary-festival/.