Friday, September 1, 2023

Honorary Literary Days Coming Up


There are thousands of events, books, literary figures, and special moments in publishing’s history that are worth honoring and celebrating. Here are a few dozen coming up throughout the year: 

September 15 Agatha Christie’s birthday in 1890

September 21 Stephen King’s birthday in 1947

October 10 The New York Times Book Review section launched in 1896

October 31 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is published in 1892

November 1 National Family Literacy Day

November 8 Margaret Mitchell’s birthday in. 1900

January 1 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley published in 1818

January 3 JRR Tolkein’s birthday in 1892

January 18 Winnie the Pooh Day

February 12 Judy Blume’s birthday in 1938

March 2 Read Across America Day

March 4 National Grammar Day

March 21 World Poetry Day

March 26 Robert Frost’s birthday in 1874

April 4 Maya Angelou’s birthday in 1928

April 10 The Great Gatsby published in 1925

April 13 Eudora Welty’s birthday in 1909

April 14 Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language published in 1828

April 23 World Book Day

April 24 The Library of Congress was created in 1800

May 25 Ralph Waldo Emerson’s birthday in 1803

May 31 Walt Whitman’s birthday in 1819

June 26 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling published in UK in 1997

July 11 Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird published in 1960

August 2 James Baldwin’s birthday in 1924

August 9 National Book Lovers Day

August 22 Dorothy Parker’s birthday in 1893

August 22 Ray Bradbury’s birthday in 1920


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