July

July 1st – William Strunk

“A careful and honest writer does not need to worry about style. As you become proficient in the use of language, your style will emerge, because you yourself will emerge, and when this happens you will find it increasingly easy to breakthrough the barriers that separate you from other minds, other hearts – which is,… Read More July 1st – William Strunk

July 2nd – Hermann Hesse

This day will never come again and anyone who fails to eat and drink and taste and smell it will never have it offered to him again in all eternity. The sun will never shine as it does today…But you must play your part and sing a song, one of your best. – Hermann Hesse,… Read More July 2nd – Hermann Hesse

July 20th – Cormac McCarthy

If there is an occupational hazard to writing, it’s drinking Cormac McCarthy Author Cormac McCarthy was born on July 20th, 1933, in Providence, Rhode Island, and raised primarily in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was the eldest of six children, and his father’s job as a lawyer for the Tennessee Valley Authority positioned them solidly in the… Read More July 20th – Cormac McCarthy

July 21st – Ernest Hemingway

I think you should learn about writing from everybody who has ever written that has anything to teach you.  – Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois. After high school Hemingway worked as a reporter for The Kansas City Star before enlisting as an Ambulance driver on the… Read More July 21st – Ernest Hemingway

July 22 – Margery Williams

‘It doesn’t happen all at once,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept.” Born July 22, 1881, in London, Margery Williams grew up with a vivid imagination and a… Read More July 22 – Margery Williams

July 24th – Zelda Fitzgerald

Zelda Fitzgerald was born Zelda Sayre on July 24, 1900, in Montgomery, Alabama. Known for her beauty and personality, Zelda is remembered for much more than simply the wife of a famous writer.  In 1918 Zelda met her future husband as a young Lieutenant, recently dropped out of Princeton to enlist during WWI. F. Scott… Read More July 24th – Zelda Fitzgerald

July 25th – Archie Joscelyn

Archie Lynn Joscelyn was born on July 25th, 1899 in Great Falls, Montana. He grew up on a cattle ranch, and used his background in the West to write popular historical Westerns. He was incredibly prolific, and also authored a number of detective and romance novels. His first book, The Golden Bowl, was published in… Read More July 25th – Archie Joscelyn

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