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Oct. 23: Thomas L. Friedman at First Congregational Church, Montclair. Author of “Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations,” in conversation with Andrew Rosenthal.
Oct. 26: Val Emmich at Little City Books, Hoboken. Co-author of “Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel.”
Oct. 27: “On the Waterfront” storytelling series at Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken. With Adam Wade, Carla Katz, Ed Gavagan, Angela Dorhmann, Richard Cardillo, David Martin.
Oct. 27: Mary Mueller and Alisa Hindin at Words, Maplewood. Co-authors of “Nurturing Your Child’s Math and Literacy in Pre-K-Fifth Grade: The Family Connection.”
Oct. 27: Kenneth Goldsmith at Monty Hall, Jersey City. Author of “New York: Capital of the 20th Century.”
Oct. 30: Dennis Dunaway at Little City Books, Hoboken. Author of “Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!: My Adventures in the Alice Cooper Group.”
Oct. 30: Martina McBride at Books and Greetings, Northvale. Author of “Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life.”
Nov. 1: B.A. Shapiro at Montclair Art Museum. Author of “The Collector’s Apprentice,” in conversation with Caroline Leavitt.
Nov. 2: “This Really Happened …” storytelling show at Hopewell Theater.
Nov. 3: Anthony Scaramucci at Books and Greetings, Northvale. Author of “Trump: The Blue Collar President.”
Nov. 13: Poet Michael Waters at Wilson Auditorium at Monmouth University, West Long Branch.
Nov. 25: Sean Hayes at Bookends, Ridgewood. Co-author of “Plum.”
Dec. 3: Jackie Chan at Bookends, Ridgewood. Author of “Never Grow Up.”
Dec. 10: Bob Woodward at State Theatre, New Brunswick. Author of “Fear: Trump in the White House.”
Feb. 7: Ali Soufan, “Independent Voices” series at South Orange Performing Arts Center.
Feb. 8: Andy Borowitz at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.
March 7: Hanif Abdurraqib at Wilson Auditorium at Monmouth University, West Long Branch.
March 21-24: Montclair Literary Festival.
April 3: Charlie Sykes, “Independent Voices” series at South Orange Performing Arts Center.
April 6: David Sedaris at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank.
April 8: David Sedaris at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.