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Sept. 27: Nicholas Sparks at Books & Greetings, Northvale. Author of “The Wish.”
Sept. 29: Alaa Al Aswany at Labyrinth Books, Princeton. Author of “The Republic of False Truths.”
Sept. 30: Alicia Witt at Books & Greetings, Northvale. Author of “Small Changes: A Rules-Free Guide to Add More Plant-Based Foods, Peace & Power to Your Life.”
Oct. 1-4: Paterson Poetry Festival at Passaic County Court House.
Oct. 2-3: Montclair Literary Festival.
Oct. 3: “Captain Lee and Friends,” featuring Eddie Lucas and Colin Macy-O’Toole at BergenPAC, Englewood.
Oct. 5: Ashley Yeager and Michael Lemonick at Labyrinth Books, Princeton. Author of “Bright Galaxies, Dark Matter, and Beyond: The Life of Vera Rubin.”
Oct. 5: Poet Sherwin Bitsui and novelist/essayist Maaza Mengiste at Hearst Dance Theater at Lewis Arts complex, Princeton University.
Oct. 6: Alan Maimon at Labyrinth Books, Princeton. Author of “Twilight in Hazard: An Appalachian Reckoning.”
Oct. 8: David Sedaris at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.
Oct. 10: Annie F. Downs, “That Sounds Fun Podcast Tour” at Calvary Temple International, Wayne.
Oct. 12: David Sedaris at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.
Oct. 12: Jonathan Taplin at Labyrinth Books, Princeton. Author of “The Magic Years: Scenes from a Rock-and-Roll Life,” in conversation with Saul Wilentz.
Oct. 15: Josh Gates at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.
Oct. 15-16: Tyler Henry at Music Box at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Atlantic City.
Oct. 16: Josh Gates at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.
Oct. 21: Anna Deavere Smith at Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College, Toms River.
Oct. 22: “Remembering Tom Petty: A Night of Music and Stories” featuring Warren Zanes with Chris Harford, Ray Kubian and Matt Kohut, at Hopewell Theater.
Oct. 23 and 26: “Poe by Candlelight,” featuring stories by Edgar Allan Poe, at Cape May Presbyterian Church. Presented by East Lynne Theater Company.
Oct. 26: Cat & Nat, “Reunion Tour: In Real Life & Real Clothes” at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.
Oct. 26: Leonard Barkan at Labyrinth Books, Princeton. Co-authors of “The Hungry Eye: Eating, Drinking, and European Culture from Rome to the Renaissance.”
Oct. 30: “In Conversation With the Sopranos” featuring Steve Schirripa, Michael Imperioli, Vincent Pastore at Music Box at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Atlantic City.
Oct. 30: “Selected Shorts: Tales After Dark,” presented by Kean Stage at the Wilkins Theatre at Enlow Recital Hall, Hillside.
Nov. 3: Kieran Scott at Books & Greetings, Northvale. Author of “Wish You Were Gone.”
Nov. 9: Didier Fassin at Labyrinth Books, Princeton. Author of “Death of a Traveller: A Counter Investigation.”
Nov. 14: The #IMOMSOHARD Getaway Tour at Wellmont Theater, Montclair.
Nov. 18: Admiral William H. McRaven at Books & Greetings, Northvale. Author of “Make Your Bed With Skipper the Seal.”
Nov. 20: “Sinatra Meets the New Jersey Husbands — Live” with Michael Martocci and the Ol’ Blue Eyes Orchestra plus Joe Gorga, Frank Catania and Joe Benigno.
Nov. 27-28 and Dec. 6 and 10-12: “Christmas With Harte and O. Henry” at Cape May Presbyterian Church. Presented by East Lynn Theater Company.
Dec. 1: Neil deGrasse Tyson, “The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries” at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.
Dec. 12: Greg Gutfeld, Tom Shillue at Prudential Hall at NJPAC, Newark.
Dec. 16: Emily Mann at Labyrinth Books, Princeton. With Alexis Greene, author of “Emily Mann: Rebel Artist of American Theater.”
March 24: The Moth Mainstage at South Orange Performing Arts Center.
April 23: “A Day of Wine, Romance, and More” at Brook Holly Winery, Columbia. Presented by Roz Lee, with more than 40 authors.
May 21: Brian Kilmeade and Dana Perino at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park.
June 24: “Welcome to Night Vale: The Haunting of Night Vale” at Victoria Theater at NJPAC, Newark.
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