Spoken Word/Book Signings

Poet Billy Collins will read at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, Oct. 20.July 

July 25: Ivan Rodriguez at Bookends, Ridgewood. Author of “They Call Me Pudge: My Life Playing the Game I Love.”
July 28: David Gessner at Words, Maplewood. Author of “Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obession, and My Wild Youth.”
July 29, 1 p.m.: Cheryl A. Matsen-Nieves at Clinton Book Shop. Author of “Add & Subtract with Hairy Hank.”
July 29, 2 p.m.: Al Franken at Books and Greetings, Northvale. Author of “Giant of the Senate.”
July 29, 7 p.m.: Al Franken at Clinton Book Shop. Author of “Giant of the Senate.”
July 31: Seán Hemingway at Words, Maplewood. Editor of “The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway.”
Aug. 8: Corey Taylor at Bookends, Ridgewood. Author of “America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside ‘The Greatest Country in the World.’ ”
Aug. 10: Jenn de la Vega at Word, Jersey City. Author of “Showdown — Comfort Food, Chili & BBQ: Bold Flavors from Wild Cooking Contests.”
Aug. 14: Bruce Campbell at Bookends, Ridgewood. Author of “Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor.”
Aug. 17: “Meet the Dodge Poets” poetry reading at Military Park, Newark. With Jan Barry, Sarah R. Mess, Regina Mullin, Walt Nygard, Robert Sliclen, Frank Wagner and Dayl Wise.
Aug. 30: Chris Jericho at Bookends, Ridgewood. Author of “No Is a Four Letter Word: How I Failed Spelling but Succeeded in Life.”
Sept. 7: Jan Johnsen at Watchung Booksellers, Montclair. Author of “The Spirit of Stone: 101 Practical and Creative Stonescaping Ideas for Your Garden.”
Sept. 7: Lisa Lillien at Women’s Club of Ridgewood. Author of “Hungry Girl: Clean and Hungry — Obsessed!”
Sept. 16: Anderson Cooper at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.
Sept. 24: “Poets in the Garden” with Robert Carnevale and Elizabeth (Mimi) Danson at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown.
Sept. 27: Dorothea Benton Frank at Watchung Booksellers, Montclair. Author of “Same Beach, Next Year.”
Oct. 7: Collingswood Book Festival.
Oct. 9: Greg Pizzoli and Ryan T. Higgins at Clinton Book Shop. Authors of “Giant of the Senate.” Authors of “The 12 Days of Christmas” and “Bruce’s Big Move,” respectively.
Oct. 13-14: Morristown Festival of Books.
Oct. 20: Billy Collins at South Orange Performing Arts Center.
Nov. 13: Deepak Chopra at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. Author of “You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters.”
Nov. 28: Garrison Keillor with Robin and Linda Williams at South Orange Performing Arts Center.
April 5: David Sedaris at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.
April 6: David Sedaris at BergenPAC, Englewood.
June 8-9: Maplewood South Orange Book Festival.