Monthly Archives: April 2009

Literary Birthdays – Week of April 26 – May 2

April 26 Marcus Aurelius (born 121) – Roman emperor (161-180 AD), philosopher – Meditations (167) Excerpt from Meditations From my grandfather Verus I learned good morals and the government of my temper. From the reputation and remembrance of my father, … Continue reading

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April 23: Happy Birthday Will! And it is World Book Day

April 23 is William Shakespeare’s birthday. It is also World Book Day. Visit Mr. Shakespeare’s blog to find out more about both: http://mrshakespeare.typepad.com/mrshakespeare/ Muppets do Shakespeare jokes:

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Literary Birthdays – Week of April 19 – 25

April 19 Etheridge Knight (b. 1931) – U.S. poet The Idea of Ancestry Taped to the wall of my cell are 47 pictures: 47 black faces: my father, mother, grandmothers (1 dead), grand- fathers (both dead), brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, … Continue reading

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Literary Birthdays – Week of April 12 – 18

April 12 Tom Clancy (b. 1947) – U.S. novelist – The Hunt for Red October (1984) Watch Larry King talk to Tom Clancy about his success as an author https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmi7-S0UqEU April 13 Samuel Beckett (b. 1906) – Irish playwright, novelist, poet – … Continue reading

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Literary Birthdays – Week of April 5 – 11

April 5 Booker T. Washington (b. 1856) – U.S. educator, author – Up From Slavery (1901) Excerpt from Washington’s 1899 speech commemorating Abraham Lincoln: February 12, 1899 IN COMMEMORATION OF THE BIRTH OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN * * This address was … Continue reading

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