Literary Los Angeles

  In the US, it seems like every month has some sort of literary observance. January is home to National Science Fiction, National Thesaurus Day, and Library Shelfie Day. February is National Library Lovers Month and includes Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week, Library Lovers Day, and Freelance Writers Appreciation Week. The cavalcade continues all the way … Continue reading Literary Los Angeles

Happy Birthday, Isidore-Lucien Ducasse

Isidore Ducasse was an Uruguayan-born Decadent poet, born on this day, 171 years ago. His only completed work, a collection of poetry titled Les Chants de Maldoror and Poésies, was largely overlooked during the author's short life but later championed by the members of several underground movements. For its publication, Ducasse used the nom de plume for which is … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Isidore-Lucien Ducasse

Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde!

The second most-read writer in the English language is also, in my opinion, the funniest. Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on 16 October 1854 in Dublin, Eire. He is probably the most quotable figure in the English language as well, having coined too many clever epigrams to choose just one to represent his wit. Oscar … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde!