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Opportunity to meet face-to-face with 8 literary agents and a publishing lawyer. Upon registration, will receive an information packet that lists each agent’s interests, contact info, and personal tips, as well as link to online appointment sign up.

November 8, NYC, International Women’s Writing Guild Conference

For more details, and to register, visit: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1622909

The Writers Circle 2014-15 Speaker Series presents
FROM PAGE TO SCREEN with Macmillian Publishing’s BRENDAN DENEEN
November 9, 2014, 2:00-4:00 PM, at MONDO, 426 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ

Ever wonder how a book becomes a motion picture or television series?
Executive book editor, film/television producer and author Brendan Deneen knows the answers – and will share them with you!
Brendan will tell us how books are acquired by major publishing companies, and then optioned and adapted by Hollywood.

Seats are limited. Advance Registration is strongly advised!

$35 Advance Registration | $40 at the Door
To register, or for more information, visit http://www.writerscircleworkshops.com

Grant Writer Wanted

Little Falls ABC is looking for help in writing grants. If interested contact 973 812 7916 or littlefallsabc@aol.com ..Thank you

Montclair Write Group Sampler 2014

The Write Group is proud and delighted to announce the availability of the Montclair Write Group Sampler 2014. It contains works by 33 Write Group members in categories such as essays, fiction, memoirs, poetry and plays.
The Sampler is available via this link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/463737
The download will be available in number of formats such as .epub, .mobi and .pdf.

Writing Workshop in Millburn-Short Hills

A few spots are open in a writing workshop in Millburn taught by Laura Zinn Fromm. Fromm, the author of the forthcoming Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking & Coping, has been teaching writing workshops through New York Writers Workshop in Manhattan for seven years and in Millburn for two.

The class runs 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. for ten weeks, beginning Monday, September 16.

Writers will have the opportunity to share their work, receive written critiques, and discuss assigned readings by such authors as Raymond Carver, MFK Fisher, Karen Joy Fowler, Ken Follett, Vivian Gornick, Mary Karr, Katherine Heiny. Phil Klay, Anne Lamott, Alice Munro, Philip Roth, and Dani Shapiro, among others. Students can submit short stories, essays and/or sections of novels and memoirs. Coffee will be served and a friendly yellow dog may sit in. Instructor’s approval required prior to registering. Please email a 3–5 page writing sample to zinnfromm@gmail.com.

Zinn Fromm holds an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University. A former editor at Business Week magazine, she is the winner of the Clarion Award and the Newspaper Guild’s Page One Award for Labor Reporting. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Business Week, Huffington Post, Ducts.org, New Jersey Life & Leisure, and Wellesley magazine, among other places. Her book, Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking & Coping, is due out from Greenpoint Press in September. For more information, please visit Flawedmom.com and Greenpointpress.org.

News:
Montclair resident and New York Times sports journalist Harvey Araton has published his first novel:  COLD TYPE (Cinco Puntos Press).  A seasoned non-fiction author, having published six books in the genre, including a New York Times best-seller, COLD TYPE has been praised by reviewers, including:

STAR-LEDGER:
Harvey Araton, of Montclair, does an excellent job of telling one reporter’s story during that strike in this novel, which encompasses the lure of newspapers and the dynamics of complicated family relationships. Araton, a sports writer for the New York Times and formerly of the News, also does a fine job of explaining the moribund days of once-mighty unions that ran papers.

KIRKUS REVIEWS:
New York Times writer and columnist Araton knows newspapers and knows New York, and in his seventh book (and first novel), he explores clashes more personal, more searing, more universal than any of the sports stories he’s told before.

Signed copies of COLD TYPE are available at Watchung Booksellers.

Montclair resident, Richard Fulco will be reading from his debut novel, There Is No End to This Slope, at the Montclair Public Library on September 17 at 6pm.

A q&a will follow.

http://www.montclairlibrary.org/library-events/richard-fulco-there-is-no-end-to-this-slope/

Hank Quense Publishes New Novel

Author Hank Quense and Strange Worlds Publishing announce the release of Quense’s new novel Moxie’s Problem, a coming -of-age book with the background a parody of the traditional Camelot legends.  Available in ebook and paperback.  For a list of buy links go to: http://strangeworldsonline.com/wp/?page_id=719

Matthew Thomas
Launch Party and Discussion
We Are Not Ourselves
Thursday, August 21, 7-8pm

Once in a while we get to be there to witness a great and important book at the beginning of its journey. This is one of those times. Montclair’s own Matthew Thomas introduces us to his highly anticipated literary debut, an epic generational story that has been hailed as a “masterwork,” “powerful and significant,” and “storytelling at it’s best,” by everyone from author Chad Harbach (The Art of Fielding) to USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly. We are Not Ourselves was a featured title at the Editor’s Buzz, BEA, 2014.
Join us in this celebration!

Montclair Times Seeks Community Reporter

The Montclair Times seeks a reporter to cover features and news. The beat encompasses the Community section, with coverage of people, communities, organizations, and local issues. Responsibilities include developing and writing features, enterprise series, hard news, and investigative reporting; taking images and videos; writing headlines and captions; and laying out pages in the Community section. Must prepare and post articles to the web. A college degree is preferred and proven journalism experience is required. Necessary attributes include excellent verbal skills, PC and social media aptitude, and the ability to deal with the public and collaborate with colleagues. Adequate means of transportation is essential. Familiarity with the area is advantageous. It’s a varied work schedule, and the days and hours will fluctuate. Send your cover letter, resume, and copies of, or links to, four or five published clips to Mark Porter, editor, porterm@northjersey.com, or The Montclair Times, 130 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07042.