Dear Colson Whitehead fans!
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow (Saturday) for Colson’s book talk. The event will start at 4pm.
We are expecting many attendees so please be patient while we check you in. We know rain is expected and will do our best to get you in as quickly and smoothly as possible.
***Books can no longer be picked up at Watchung Booksellers. Please come to the talk to collect your book.***
This talk will take place in The Sanctuary of the First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair.
There is paid parking at meters and in the nearby parking decks (Crescent, Seymour St, Glenridge Ave). There is also free street parking on Plymouth, Union, and other nearby streets. Please do not block driveways or park illegally. Also, we have been notified that any unauthorized cars parked in the car park behind the United Way building will be towed. So please don't park there! We have attached a map to identify available parking.
Doors will open at 3:15 pm (maybe slightly earlier if there is a line and it is rainy!). General Admission will be via the side door, accessed via the ramp, on Plymouth St. Sponsors/VIP entrance will be via the door to the right of the main double doors on South Fullerton Ave. There will be no entry via the main double doors on South Fullerton Ave.
If you have already picked up your book from Watchung Booksellers, we will be checking you in on the right as you enter the church.
If you have not picked up your book, we will be checking you in at the tables to the left.
At check-in, please give your name and we will check you in via our ticketing app. If you purchased a ticket for someone else and didn't register their name, please either check in with them or have them know the name of the ticket purchaser so we can search our ticketing platform.
BOOKS & BOOK PLATES
At check-in, signed books will be handed out to those who haven't already collected them from Watchung Booksellers. We will check our book list when we check you in.
Signed book plates will be handed out to those who have already collected their book from Watchung Booksellers. Again, this will happen as we check you in.
Additional books will be available to purchase at the event.
INSIDE THE VENUE
Front rows are reserved for Festival sponsors and other guests. Please follow the usher’s instructions when finding a seat. You can also sit upstairs on both sides of the Sanctuary. We will open up the back upstairs balcony if necessary.
Masks are not mandatory but recommended.
Colson has asked that attendees do not video the discussion. We ask you to respect his request.
Bathrooms are located at the front of the venue, on either side of the church foyer.
Please let us know if you have any questions or require any accommodations to attend.
We look forward to welcoming you and hearing from Colson on Saturday!
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