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Every Christmas for more than 150 years, children have hung their stockings by the chimney with care and learned to thank Clement Clarke Moore for the tradition.
More Celebrate the congeniality which naturally springs from the reading group experience. More Have you decided not to hassle with the frustration of travel this summer ? You can travel the world for free at the Library.
More Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner W.S. Merwin will be the 2010-11 U.S. poet laureate, the Library of Congress announced Thursday. The 82-year-old Merwin, who is also a National Book Award recipient, succeeds Kay Ryan.
More In this day of convenience, steps are being taken to provide downloadable books to serve the visually impaired through the partnership program, Internet Archive. More Created in 1935, in the heart of the Great Depression, the Writers' Project supported more than 6,600 writers, editors and researchers during its four years of federal financing. When the government funds expired, Congress let the program continue under state sponsorship until 1943. More More Most people today have heard of few, if any, of the many women writers of the 19th century. These authors were important because they opened doors for women in the literary marketplace and provided some of the most vibrant and independent female characters in literature. More February is a time when we celebrate the accomplishments of African-Americans. More Area teens and adults will read classic and new African American poems and some original poems. Local musicians will accompany the readers and poets. The event will be Monday, February 22 from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Library Center auditorium, 4653 S. Campbell Ave.
More Lists of the best in reading from 2009 to entice you to make 2010 the year to read ! More Charles Dickens was not the only writer from this literary period (1837-1901) to become a mainstay of today's favorite authors. Dickens wrote the most famous Christmas ghost story, A Christmas Carol (1843), and also a Christmas fairy story intended to be read aloud on winter evenings, The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy-tale of Home (1846).
More The site includes a timeline, authors, discussion of the literary canon, literary techniques, genres and modes, Victorian serials, and literary convergences. More Colum McCann’s novel “Let the Great World Spin” took the fiction prize among five finalists at the National Book Awards ceremony in New York City Wednesday , November 18. Other winners were..
More The 20 Finalists for the 2009 National Book Awards were announced this past week, representing a diverse group of authors of varied background, writing style, setting and theme. More