Reknown Journalists to Speak at Maplewood’s Memorial Library

By mark-slade March 25, 2016

Maplewood Library is celebrating the talent and creativity of our community with IDEAS FESTIVAL 2016.

The events continue with

Saturday, March 26 at 2 pm at Main Library

Free and open to the public

REBECCA BLUMENSTEIN is Deputy Editor in Chief of The Wall Street Journal, a role she assumed in January 2013. She one of the highest-ranking women to lead the newspaper.
Previously, she was the Page One Editor, a deputy managing editor and international editor, has served as managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Online and as the China bureau chief, overseeing China coverage for the Journal. She also served as chief of the Journal’s New York Technology Group.
She received a 1993 New York Newswomen’s Award, she was part of a team that won the Gerald Loeb Award, and she oversaw the China team that won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2007. She was named to the Aspen Institute’s Henry Crown Fellowship for 2009.
Ms. Blumenstein holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and social science from the University of Michigan,. A native of Michigan, Ms. Blumenstein lives in Maplewood and has three children. Her husband, Alan Paul, is a magazine writer and author. Follow her on Twitter

ILENA SILVERMAN is the Features Editor at the New York Times Magazine. She assigns and edits long stories ranging from profiles of presidential candidates to narratives about kidnappings; she also edits the Diagnosis column. She started her career at Harper’s Magazine and has been an editor at Vogue and GQ. She has worked with Elizabeth Gilbert, Michael Pollan, Ann Patchett, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Jennifer Egan, Te-Nehisi Coates and Paul Tough, among others. She is the editor of the essay collection, I Married My Mother-in-Law. She lives in South Orange with her husband, a literary agent, and their three children.

The conversation will be moderated by BROOKE LEFFERTS, who was recently named the U.S. entertainment video editor for The Associated Press. She is a former senior producer for Fox News and an editor and writer for outlets including and She oversees the video output for broadcasters and digital customers, from spot news to planned events like the Academy Awards. She is also known for her popular blog: Carpool Candy

Upcoming programs:
*Bisa Butler Art & Music Reception: March 29, 7 pm at Main Library
*Film Editor Tim Squyres: March 31, 7 pm at Main Library
*Dan Barry, Maplewood Literary Award: April 2, 2 pm at Main Library
*Sheldon Harnick & Fiddler Actors: April 4, 7 pm at the Woodland
*Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad: April 6, 7 pm at the Woodland

Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes

Selling a Maplewood/South Orange/Millburn/Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.

As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

As your Maplewood/South Orange/Millburn/Short Hills/Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Mark Slade

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