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LitBirthdays October 2013 – Week 4

“O blacke Night! as folk in bookes read That shapen art by God, this world to hide, At certain times, with thy darke weed, That under it men might in rest abide, Well oughte beastes plain, and folke chide, That … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays October 2013 – Week 2

[by Harvey Lawrence Pekar, born October 8] October 8 Ha Joon Chang Yechezkel (Ezekiel) Landau Harvey Lawrence Pekar   October 9 Jody Williams Ivo Andric John Lennon Jackson Browne   October 10 Dilsa Demirbag Sten Ken Saro-Wiwa Frederick Barthelme   … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays September 2013 – Week 1

These clouds are soft fat horses That draw Weather in his wagon (From the poem “Clouds” by James Reaney, born September 1) September 1 Nelson George James Reaney Eleanor Hibbert (aka Victoria Holt Lily Tomlin September 2 Tim Key  Tom … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays August 2013 – Week 1

“A poor man’s son has it hard sometimes” Listen to “A Poor Man” by Homer Banks, born August 2 August 1 Chuck D (Carlton Ridenhour) Francis Scott Key Herman Melville August 2 Isabel Allende James Baldwin Homer Banks Bei Dao … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays April 2013 – Week 3

April is poetry month April 15 Benjamin Zephaniah Leonardo da Vinci Henry James (David) Wiley Miller   April 16 Gerry Rafferty  Diane Middlebrook Anatole France (Jacques Anatole Thibault)   April 17 Ray Kluun Giusy Ferreri Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)   … Continue reading

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January 19 – Breda Smolnikar

Happy Birthday Breda Smolnikar! Breda Smolnikar born January 19, 1941 – Slovenian fiction writer Read about Breda Smolnikar here and here Watch a Slovenian news feature about Breda Smolnikar (2007, Slovenian language) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQY3YZ6VBCQ

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LitBirthdays January 2013 – Week 2

January Is National Hobby Month January 8 Stephen Hawking Terence Dean “Terry” Brooks Gaston Miron Fanny Bullock Workman January 9 Simone de Beauvoir Hayim Nachman Bialik Thorvald Steen January 10 Peter Barnes Louise Carver Fran Walsh January 11 Alan Paton … Continue reading

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