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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January 24th – Edith Wharton

“In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.” Edith Wharton Author Edith Wharton was born Edith Newbold Jones on January 24th, 1862,… Read More January 24th – Edith Wharton

January 15th – Ernest Gaines

“My six words of advice to writers are: ‘Read, read, read, write, write, write.’” Ernest Gaines Ernest Gaines, the author of the American classics Of Love and Dust, A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, was born on January 15th, 1933, on a plantation in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Over his career, he wrote eight books,… Read More January 15th – Ernest Gaines


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