It's National Grammar Day!

Today is National Grammar Day, established in 2008 by Martha Brockenbrough. This year Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. "Grammar Girl," is presiding. Here are some links to get you into the spirit.

National Grammar Day

Your Role in National Grammar Day

Ragan's Grammar Day Contest

Who Cares About National Grammar Day?

Frank McCourt: Teacher, Storyteller

The passing of Frank McCourt, high school writing teacher and Pulitzer Prize-winning memoirist, has occasioned the sharing of many fond memories online.

Artsbeat (N.Y. Times)

Book Bench (New Yorker)

Salon Books

Jacket Copy (L.A. Times)

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! Check out these great programs sponsored by the Academy of American Poets:

Poem In Your Pocket Day

Poetry & the Creative Mind

Poem A Day

National Poetry Map


When authors come to Google to give informal talks, videos get posted for all the world to see. Here are some language-related talks you might enjoy.

Erin McKean

Tom Dalzell

Geoffrey Nunberg

Steven Pinker

Noam Chomsky

Updike at Rest

John Updike, one of the greatest writers of his generation, died Tuesday at the age of 76. Some remembrances:

Guardian Books

Literary Kicks




RIP, Harold Pinter

The world has lost Nobel-winning playwright Harold Pinter, a master of language and silence. Bloggers remember.

Theater Loop


OC Register: The Arts

Mental Floss

Latino Lit

Here are a few blogs for exploring the fascinating world of Latino literature.

La Bloga

Letras Latinas


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