Shout-Out to Writers of All Genres

Phil Slattery portrait

Phil Slattery
March, 2015

I  want to give a shout-out to all the writers (worldwide) out there for helping relieve stress and bolster the human spirit. These are particularly difficult times for everyone given the spread of the Coronavirus and its increasingly severe effects on the economy and on in life in general along with the bizarre and depressing political news that increases with each day, no matter which side of the aisle you sit on.

As I read more and watch more TV (particularly YouTube) with the increasing isolation and closure of so many restaurants and other public gathering spots, I come to realize how important a role writers play in our daily lives. Writers enable readers (as well as themselves) to escape into a more pleasant world, depending upon the genre of course. In all cases writers at least offer distractions in which the public can become immersed for a time and take its mind off the daily anxieties and fears around us. This is important, because taking our minds off our worries enables us to relax, however briefly, and allows us to heal psychologically and emotionally, both of which have healing effects on our bodies. These days, this nation and all others need healing in every sense I can imagine.

Stay strong. Better days are ahead.

Shout-Out to Writers of All Genres

Phil Slattery portrait

Phil Slattery
March, 2015

I  want to give a shout-out to all the writers (worldwide) out there for helping relieve stress and bolster the human spirit. These are particularly difficult times for everyone given the spread of the Coronavirus and its increasingly severe effects on the economy and on in life in general along with the bizarre and depressing political news that increases with each day, no matter which side of the aisle you sit on.

As I read more and watch more TV (particularly YouTube) with the increasing isolation and closure of so many restaurants and other public gathering spots, I come to realize how important a role writers play in our daily lives. Writers enable readers (as well as themselves) to escape into a more pleasant world, depending upon the genre of course. In all cases writers at least offer distractions in which the public can become immersed for a time and take its mind off the daily anxieties and fears around us. This is important, because taking our minds off our worries enables us to relax, however briefly, and allows us to heal psychologically and emotionally, both of which have healing effects on our bodies. These days, this nation and all others need healing in every sense I can imagine.

Stay strong. Better days are ahead.

Shout-Out to Writers of All Genres

Phil Slattery portrait

Phil Slattery
March, 2015

I  want to give a shout-out to all the writers (worldwide) out there for helping relieve stress and bolster the human spirit. These are particularly difficult times for everyone given the spread of the Coronavirus and its increasingly severe effects on the economy and on in life in general along with the bizarre and depressing political news that increases with each day, no matter which side of the aisle you sit on.

As I read more and watch more TV (particularly YouTube) with the increasing isolation and closure of so many restaurants and other public gathering spots, I come to realize how important a role writers play in our daily lives. Writers enable readers (as well as themselves) to escape into a more pleasant world, depending upon the genre of course. In all cases writers at least offer distractions in which the public can become immersed for a time and take its mind off the daily anxieties and fears around us. This is important, because taking our minds off our worries enables us to relax, however briefly, and allows us to heal psychologically and emotionally, both of which have healing effects on our bodies. These days, this nation and all others need healing in every sense I can imagine.

Stay strong. Better days are ahead.

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

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