Important Upcoming Dates in 2018 Relating to Books and Literacy

I have been surfing the Internet and came across some upcoming dates that might interest bibliophiles and writers.  These are international holidays celebrating books, literacy, or book-related topics that will of interest.  Mark these on your calendar.  I will be giving away books on each in commemoration/celebration of the event, though which books is yet to be determined.  I have also noted one that is already past, so that you can be ready for it in 2019 as well as for the others.

International Mother Language Day:  February 21, 2018

World Poetry Day:  March 21, 2018

International Children’s Book Day:  April 2, 2018

International Special Librarian’s Day:  April 17, 2018

International Innovation and Creativity Day:  April 21, 2018

World Book Day:  April 23, 2018

World Press Freedom Day:  May 3, 2018

Universal and International Infinity Day (celebrates philosophy):  August 8, 2018

International Literacy Day:  September 8, 2018

World Teacher’s Day:  October 5, 2018

International Internet Day:  October 29, 2018

World Television Day:  November 21, 2018

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Important Upcoming Dates in 2018 Relating to Books and Literacy

I have been surfing the Internet and came across some upcoming dates that might interest bibliophiles and writers.  These are international holidays celebrating books, literacy, or book-related topics that will of interest.  Mark these on your calendar.  I will be giving away books on each in commemoration/celebration of the event, though which books is yet to be determined.  I have also noted one that is already past, so that you can be ready for it in 2019 as well as for the others.

International Mother Language Day:  February 21, 2018

World Poetry Day:  March 21, 2018

International Children’s Book Day:  April 2, 2018

International Special Librarian’s Day:  April 17, 2018

International Innovation and Creativity Day:  April 21, 2018

World Book Day:  April 23, 2018

World Press Freedom Day:  May 3, 2018

Universal and International Infinity Day (celebrates philosophy):  August 8, 2018

International Literacy Day:  September 8, 2018

World Teacher’s Day:  October 5, 2018

International Internet Day:  October 29, 2018

World Television Day:  November 21, 2018

#Durango Public Library #Literary Festival 

Phil Slattery, 2015

I attended the Durango Literary Festival at the Durango Public Library last night to find out what it was about.  There were ample and excellent refreshments (almost a buffet), beer, wine, and iced tea.  Maria’s Bookshop of Durango sponsored the event.  The speaker was New York Times best-selling author of The Passage trilogy, Justin Cronin.  Mr. Cronin was an excellent and entertaining speaker  and provided many insights into how he writes, develops characters, and how he formulated the ideas behind his trilogy.

I recommend attending next year’s event if you can.   Here are a few photos of this year’s event.

Justin Cronin Photo

Justin Cronin, May 4, 2017 Durango, CO Public Library

Photo of the crowd at the Durango Literary Festival, May 4, 2017

The crowd at the Durango Literary Festival, May 4, 2017