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March 21: Marilyn Chin, poet, at Drapkin Studio at the Lewis Arts complex at Princeton University.
March 22: Sarah Pener at Books & Greetings, Northvale. Co-author of “The Lost Apothecary.”
March 23: Matthew Desmond at Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton. Author of “Poverty, by America,” in conversation with Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor.
March 24: “Atelier@Large: Conversations on Art-making in a Vexed Era,” with Bill Bowers, E.S. Glenn, Claudia Rankine and Paul Muldoon, at James Stewart Film Theater at Princeton University.
March 24: Kristine Lombardi at Watchung Booksellers, Montclair. Author of “My Wish for the World.”
March 27: Poet Ina Cariño and Princeton University creative writing seniors at Drapkin Studio at the Lewis Arts complex at Princeton University
March 28: Ninth Annual Elizabeth Michael Boyle Poetry Celebration featuring Leah Naomi Green at Alumni Theatre at Caldwell University.
March 28: Kristen Hannah, author of “The Four Winds,” in conversation with Christina Baker Kline at Seasons’s Restaurant, Washington Township.
March 29: Michael Laser at Watchung Booksellers, Montclair. Author of “The Word-Lover’s Lexicon.”
March 30: Fran Lebowitz at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.
March 30: Mark Lewisohn at Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center, Newark.
March 30: “StorySLAM” at Cinema505, Montclair.
March 30: Mimi Herman and Kerri Schlottman at Watchung Booksellers, Montclair. Author of “My Wish for the World.” Authors of “The Kudzu Queen” and “Tell Me One Thing,” respectively.
March 31: Lisa Scottoline at Books & Greetings, Northvale. Author of “Loyalty.”
March 31-April 2: Hoboken Literary Weekend.
April 1, noon: Alliah L. Agostini and Shamar Knight-Justice at Montclair Public Library. Author of “My Wish for the World.” Author and illustrator of “Big Tune: Rise of the Dancehall Prince.”
April 1, 4 p.m.: Robert Pinsky at Montclair Public Library. Author of “Jersey Breaks: Becoming an American Poet.”
April 1: Dave Bonta, poet, at Frenchtown Bookshop.
April 2: Mike Greenberg and Paul Hembekides at Bookends, Ridgewood. Co-authors of “Got Your Number: The Greatest Sports Legends and the Numbers They Own.”
April 4: David Sedaris at State Theatre, New Brunswick.
April 6: Poet Terrance Hayes at Nash Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg.
April 6: Riki Rachtman at Starland Ballroom, Sayreville.
April 11: Mauricio Umansky at Bookends, Ridgewood. Author of “The Real Deal: How to Succeed in Business & Life Through Dedication, Determination & Disruption.”
April 12: Roy White at Bookends, Ridgewood. Author of “From Compton to The Bronx.”
April 12: Dionne Ford at Watchung Booksellers, Montclair. Author of “Go Back and Get It: A Memoir of Race, Inheritance and Intergenerational Healing.”
April 14: The Moth at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.
April 14: Eddie Trunk, Storyteller Series at Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton.
April 15: Jennifer Holliday, “The Broadway Lecture Series” at Stagework at Studio 237, Pompton Lakes.
April 20: Sasha Velour at Victoria Theater at NJPAC, Newark.
April 21: “Welcome to Night Vale” at Victoria Theater at NJPAC, Newark.
April 22: Linda Shields, “The Jersey Shore Medium” at Strand Center for the Arts, Lakewood.
April 23: Madison Beer at Bookends, Ridgewood. Author of “The Half of It.”
April 24: Michio Kaku, “The Future of the Mind” at STEM Auditorium at Kean University, Union.
April 25: “A Conversation With Michael Beschloss” at Grunin Center at Ocean County College, Toms River.
April 28: Arlo Guthrie, “What’s Left of Me: A Conversation With Bob Santelli” at Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University, West Long Branch.
April 29: “And That’s Why We Drink” podcast at Victoria Theater at NJPAC, Newark.
April 29-30: “A Day of Wine, Romance and More!” with more than 60 authors at Brook Hollow Winery & Event Facility, Columbia.
May 3: The Mayhem Poets at The Vogel at Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank.
May 3: Minka Kelly at Bookends, Ridgewood. Author of “Tell Me Everything.”
May 3-8: Montclair Literary Festival.
May 11: Warren Zanes at Little City Books, Hoboken. Author of “Deliver Me From Nowhere: The Making of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska.”
May 11: Matt Fraser at Wellmont Theater, Montclair.
May 13: “The Price of Progress: A Live Theatrical Experience,” presented by the “Old Gods of Appalachia” podcast at Victoria Theater at NJPAC, Newark.
May 13: Kerry Butler, “The Broadway Lecture Series” at Stagework at Studio 237, Pompton Lakes.
May 19: Andy Borowitz at McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton.
June 1: John Edward at URSB Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center.
June 17: Eden Espinosa, “The Broadway Lecture Series” at Stagework at Studio 237, Pompton Lakes.
June 23: “What Matters Now: A Conversation on Democracy, Truth, and Power” with Haberman” at South Orange Performing Arts Center.
Oct. 6-7: Morristown Festival of Books.
Oct. 21: Pauly Shore, “Stick With the Dancing: Funny Stories From My Childhood” at Levoy Theatre, Millville.
Oct. 22: Pauly Shore, “Stick With the Dancing: Funny Stories From My Childhood” at BergenPAC, Englewood.
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