Next Noble Pen Meeting
Apr 12th, 2012 7 pm
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
It’s National Library Week. Do something to enjoy or advance the written word.
I’d be happy if I could think that the role of the library was sustained and even enhanced in the age of the computer.—Bill Gates
Recently published letters show a different side of Ernest Hemingway.
James Bond with a beer? The newest movie forgoes his famed shaken, not stirred martini for a brew. Here’s a summary of his tastes in alcoholic beverages in the movies.
The Wizard of Oz was mentioned in discussions at the last meeting. Here’s a recent book exploring the history and symbolism of the Oz books.
Dylan got paid (but no extra) for his over-long commission.
Writers aspiring to place their characters in England might want to review this short list of current terminology. A detailed article in Wikipedia categorizes the differences and indicates some of the historical influences, and gives a nice table relating to educational grade terminology. Google will find many more helpful discussions.
You know, I do speak the Queens English. It’s just the wrong Queens that’s all. It’s over the 59th Street Bridge. It’s not over the Atlantic Ocean. ~Cyndi Lauper
Dylan (unless someone wants it)