Fitzgerald’s 1928: the Table Next to You


You never know who’s sitting at the table next to you.

Take John Wooten, a Glen Ridge resident for four years – playwright, director, teacher of Playwriting, Acting as a Profession, and Inside TV, resident director for a screenwriting competition sponsored by the International Emmy Awards, and his day job – Producing Artistic Director at Kean University’s Premiere Stages.

Plays written by John have been produced Off-Broadway, in England, Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Serbia, South Africa, and in thirty-eight states across America.  His film Cat in the Pan premiered at the Montreal Film Festival and has been seen in festivals across North America.  

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Introducing the Fitzgerald’s 1928 Writers’ Bookshelf


What better way to introduce the Fitzgerald’s 1928 Writers’ Bookshelf than with a book that is itself an entire bookshelf?  Montclair resident Ron Kaplan is the author of 501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die.

I’m a pretty avid baseball reader, but I couldn’t lay claim to more than 10% of the books he describes with wit and intelligence.  I hope that means a long life for me, because I’ll need it to get to the new stack of volumes on my must-read list after paging through his.      

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