MONTCLAIR, NJ - Succeed2gether’s Montclair Literary Festival presents its final event of the year: best-selling author Dani Shapiro will discuss her latest gripping memoir ​Inheritance​ on Tuesday December 10 from 6 p.m.

In ​Inheritance​ Dani chronicles her discovery, after taking a DNA test on a whim, that her father is not her biological father. Dani will talk with Deborah Davis about the ethical questions surrounding fertility treatments and DNA testing, and the issues she explores in the book regarding paternity, identity and love.

The talk will take place at the Glen Ridge Country Club, Ridgewood Ave, Glen Ridge. Refreshments and a light meal will be served from 6 p.m. The talk begins at 7 p.m. and Dani will sign books after the event.

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Tickets are $45 and include a hard-back copy of ​Inheritance​, author talk and book signing, and a light buffet meal. Tickets available ​

Dani Shapiro​ is the author of the memoirs ​Hourglass, Still Writing, Devotion,​ and S​low Motion and five novels including​ Black & White​ and F​amily History​.

Deborah Davis​ is the author of 10 books, including ​Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X;​ ​Party of the Century: The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and His Black and White Ball;​ and the memoir​ My Love Story​, which she wrote with music legend Tina Turner.

In March 2019 more than 3000 people attended S2G’s third Montclair Literary Festival to hear from over 130 authors in 63 events, including Joyce Carol Oates, Sigrid Nunez, Nathan Englander, Wayétu Moore, Fiona Davis, Laurie Lico Albanese, David Ebershoff, Jonathan Santlofer, and Sam Lipsyte.

The 2019 festival was sponsored by Jill Williams and Ameriprise Financial, Avis Budget Group, West of Hudson Realty, NJEA and many generous community members. Special thanks to event partners: Montclair Public Library, Watchung Booksellers, First Congregational Church of Montclair, Montclair Art Museum, Halfway There Reading Series, and The Writers Circle.

Details about the upcoming 2020 pre-festival talks and confirmed authors will be released at the Dani Shapiro event.

Montclair-based Succeed2gether launched S2G’s Montclair Literary Festival in 2017 to promote literacy and reading for all, and to celebrate reading, literature, and Montclair’s vibrant and diverse literary scene. 

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