A Professor at Purdue, a writer, and an activist, Roxane Gay wears many hats. Best known for her novels Bad Feminist, Hunger, and most recently, World of Wakanda, Roxane is an inspiration for all writers. Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Roxane Gay”
This week, we’re celebrating R.L. Stine’s birthday!
Robert Lawrence Stine, also known as R.L. Stine, was born on October 8, 1943. You might know him from his various Goosebumps novels that were so popular for children.
“Read. Read. Read. Just don’t read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different style.” Continue reading “Quote of the Week | R.L. Stine”
“I’ve just always loved books, and I love the idea that we’re all just really made of stories. I do also like the idea that anyone can love books. Books don’t care how educated you are or what you do for a living.”
It’s the third week of classes and everyone is starting to get back into their own schedule of working. For those who recently just moved to the Big Apple, or moved back, many authors have a lot to say about it. However, Walt Whitman, a past resident of Long Island and Brooklyn, has something unique to say about the place that most of us are calling “home”.
“There is no place like it, no place with an atom of its glory, pride, and exultancy. It lays its hand upon a man’s bowels; he grows drunk with ecstasy; he grows young and full of glory, he feels that he can never die.” — Walt Whitman
This week, we’re celebrating Roald Dahl’s birthday (September 13th, 1916). Dahl was the author of many well-known children’s books including, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Matilda which became a Broadway play in 2013. While many know him for his children’s stories, he also wrote screenplays (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and was an avid writer of adult fiction as well. Dahl was known for his darkly comic and unsentimental tales for children and adults.
“So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.”
-Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Roald Dahl”