July 27th – Peter Reading

“Eschew baggage for the expedition is brief “ Peter Reading Born July 27th, 1946, Peter Reading was an English poet, described by the Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry as “strongly anti-romantic, disenchanted and usually satirical.”  After high school Reading studied painting at Liverpool College of Art, then from 1968-1970 taught art history. From 1970 – 1992… Read More July 27th – Peter Reading

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October 20th – Lilian Garis

“She believes in girls, studies them, and depicts them with pen both skilled and sympathetic.” Advertisement in Polly and Eleanor, Lillian Elizabeth Roy. Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1922. Lilian C. McNamara was born in 1872 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Irish immigrants. She was an avid writer, penning a popular “Women’s Page” for… Read More October 20th – Lilian Garis

October 18th – Ntozake Shange

“Creation is everything you do. Make something.” Ntozake Shange Playwright and poet Ntozake Shange was born Paulette Linda Williams on October 18th, 1948, in Trenton, New Jersey. Her father was a surgeon, and her mother an educator and psychiatric social worker. Her parents had a strong interest in the arts, and guests at their home… Read More October 18th – Ntozake Shange


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