New Jersey

Talking Paper Interview Series: Bill Bayer

Talking Paper Interview Series: Bill Bayer

Bill Bayer was a long-time photojournalist for newspapers in New Jersey and Massachusetts, starting in the late 1970s. Among them was The Jersey Journal in Jersey City, where he was hired as photo editor in November 1988, and shot thousands of pictures for stories around Hudson County.

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Talking Paper Interview Series: Molly Templeton

Talking Paper Interview Series: Molly Templeton

Molly Templeton is events director at WORD bookstore, with locations at 126 Franklin Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and 128 Newark Avenue in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey. Since taking the position in February 2015 (after nearly two years as the store’s outreach manager), Templeton has organized author readings at both locations, as well as numerous off-site events. She also finds time to review films as a freelance critic for the Eugene Weekly in her home state of Oregon—the same publication where she served for nearly five years as arts and music editor. I interviewed Templeton in Brooklyn WORD’s downstairs space about her approach to booking author readings, their benefit to writers, and other aspects of speaking written words for an audience.

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