To all Readers, Writers, Publishers, Editors … just to everyone who loves books: enjoy a wonderful July 4th! Embrace reading, writing, American literature – and the outdoors. Here some tips to do just that:
100 Best American Authors
Goodreads made a list of American authors who write about the American experience. From F.Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Mark Twain to Margaret Mitchell, Jack Kerouac and John Irving – their most famous books are described in this great list of the 100 best American Authors. Wikipedia compiled a huge alphabetical list of American novelists.
The AWP Writer’s Calendar contains a list of upcoming events for writers; deadlines for grants, awards, and calls for submission; and deadlines for AWP contests and programs.
Writers Residency in the USA
Writers and artists residency are often listed together. Some are fully funded without fees; some are partially funded with fees; some offer stipends/awards; still others are project/work based. The Resartis Organization offers an immense database, sorted by countries and even by upcoming application deadlines. Plan your next retreat.
Some Outdoor Fun for July 4th
What better place to celebrate the nation’s birthday than at one of its National Parks? That’s what the National Park Foundation, with more than 400 national parks, would like to remind people around the nation. To offer some guidance, it has released a list of free events at national parks where people can celebrate Independence Day. Try these:
- FLORIDA, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, St. Augustine
- PENNSYLVANIA, Gettysburg National Military Park
- WASHINGTON State, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
- WASHINGTON, D.C, The National Mall and Memorial Parks
- WYOMING, Fort Laramie National Historic Site
Made in USA
To celebrate U.S. Independence Day — the Fourth of July — ABC News curated a list of products made in the United States that are on sale this holiday weekend.
Holiday Websites USA
The British Daily Mail compiled a list of “The Best Holiday Websites USA”.
Read also about your neighbors to the North:
35 things Canadians say that Americans don’t understand
Happy Birthday America! Have Fun on July 4th!
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