Arts & Entertainment

Press Releases

Halfway There Reading Series

cbf0fdadb0da319a79a3_mini_magick20180113-93087-eykzpm.jpg
cbf0fdadb0da319a79a3_mini_magick20180113-93087-eykzpm.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. As always, this event is free! To RSVP go to the Facebook Event Page for January's Reading: https://www.facebook.com/events/1539347172824924/

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.

Sign Up for E-News

·      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 F250Calm FaceDust 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.

In addition to the quarterly readings at the Red Eye, Halfway There has partnered with The Montclair Art Museum and The Creativity Caravan to host readings and will, for the second year, present a reading of local, emerging authors at The Montclair Literary Festival. 

Founded in 2015, by area local Apryl Lee and NJ native Nicole Haroutunian, Halfway There has proven to be an exciting addition to Montclair's vibrant literary community, showcasing a diverse range of writers including Laurie Lico Albanese, Alice Elliot Dark, Elisabeth Egan, Melissa Febos, Hillary Frank, Ben Greenman, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Lauren Grodstein, John Keene, Helen Phillips, and Matthew Thomas. 

For more information and to learn more about this month’s authors please visit Halfway There at http://www.halfwaytheremontclair.com/or on Facebook at HalfwayThereMontclair.

Starts: 01/13/2018 at 12:00pm

Ends: 01/13/2018 at 1:00pm

Address: 94 Walnut Street

Venue: Red Eye Cafe

City: Montclair

Zip Code: 07042

State: NJ

Email: halfwaytheremontclair@gmail.com

Website: http://www.halfwaytheremontclair.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1539347172824924/

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Montclair

Local Officials Host Essex County Riker Hill Art Park Open Forum

January 19, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston and Essex County officials were enthusiastic about the outcome of a productive public forum held on Thursday at Livingston Town Hall to gather residents’ input regarding the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP).

As mayor in 2016, current deputy mayor Al Anthony worked hard to receive a commitment from Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo ...

Rutgers Historians Collecting 2018 Women's March Signs

January 22, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Believe it or not, we’re living through history right now. That’s why the Rutgers University Libraries want to collect artifacts and memorabilia from the present day.

People who took part in Saturday's women's march in Morristown, or one of the "sister" marches across the state can consider donating their signs and protest memorabilia to ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, January 22

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Mon, January 22, 10:30 AM

Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange

Mirrors of Midcentury French Culture at SHU

Arts & Entertainment

Mon, January 22, 1:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

The Fundamentals of New Jersey Sales Tax

Business & Finance

Friday Night Frights: Horror Series Begins in Montclair, Jan. 26

January 22, 2018

MONTCLAIR, N.J. – On Friday, January 26, The Film Institute at Montclair State will kick off its “Friday Night Frights” series with the exclusive U.S. premiere of the critically acclaimed horror film, “The Ritual.” This free, premiere screening and talk back will take place in the newly opened, state of the art Presentation Hall in the School of Communications ...