Tina Kelley, Journalist, Poet, Author, will be interviewed by Library Director Sarah Lester, and will receive the 2019 Maplewood Literary Award.
Two brothers, who grew up in Maplewood in the 1940s and 50s, discuss the evolution of the town over 8 decades, and how their experiences in the Maplewood of their youth led to their contributions in local leadership, philanthropy, sustainability, and organic agriculture.
Learn how little ideas can turn into big stories. Christopher Healy, author of A Dastardly Plot and the Hero’s Guide series, will lead this interactive group workshop in story creation and plot building.
The Art of the Interview -- Alison Stewart, host of WNYC’s All of It changes roles and answers the questions. We’ll hear about the secret sauce of great interviewing and what happens when live radio goes badly. All of It is a live daily conversation about culture and the culture in and around New York City. She’ll be interviewed by WNYC’s Nancy Solomon, Managing Director of New Jersey Public Radio.
Taffy Brodesser-Akner with Ilena Silverman.
Taffy Brodesser-Akner is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and writes for the newspaper's Arts & Leisure section.
Ilena Silverman is the Features Editor of the New York Times Magazine. She has been an editor at Harper's magazine, GQ and Vogue.
At a time when newspapers are struggling to stay afloat and laying off reporters who once covered local news, public radio – and its offspring, podcasting – are flourishing. WNYC’s Nancy Solomon, Matt Katz and Sarah Gonzalez talk about what makes storytelling for the ear work, and why audio is in the midst of a boom.