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Archive for July, 2008

Runwayz Full of Readergirz!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on July 30, 2008

Readergirlz August

Readergirlz August

Readergirlz are on the runway this August with author Melissa Walker’s Violet series. Walker’s books Violet on the Runway, Violet by Design, and Violet in Private examine the topics of fashion, fame, and finding your authentic self. On August 28 at 9 P. M. EDT, you can chat live with Melissa on the readergirlz chat at their myspace group forum.

Also in August, celebrate the release of Stephenie Meyer’s latest addition to her Twilight series, Breaking Dawn. Be one of the first twenty posters on the readergirlz designated thread celebrating the August 2 release of Breaking Dawn and win their brand new readergirlz designer button and Edward button! See the Edward button below! Check out the their zazzle store for an early peek at their awesome merchandise!

Edward

Edward

Finally, we want to wish readergirlz diva Justina Chen Headley a great year in China. She will be away from the readergirlz in body, but not in spirit! You can still catch her reports from her trip via her blog. Can’t wait to hear about the Olympics! Along with the readergirlz, we wish her blessing, prosperity, happiness, and love, or, as they say in China, “Fu, Lu, Xi, Ai.”

Readergirlz Divas

Readergirlz Divas

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Congratulations to New Poet Laureate Kay Ryan!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on July 28, 2008

Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan was appointed the sixteenth Poet Laureate of the United States on July 17. Ms. Ryan was born in California in 1945 and grew up in the San Joaquin Valley and the Mojave Desert. She earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from The University of California Los Angeles. She has lived in Marin County since 1971. Ryan will be featured in the upcoming Poets Forum of the Academy of American Poets in November. Ms. Ryan is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets; you can read her profile on their website, poets.org. Another helpful article is available on the Library of Congress website.
Ryan has published several collections of poetry, including The Niagara River (Grove Press, 2005); Say Uncle (2000); Elephant Rocks (1996); Flamingo Watching (1994), which was a finalist for both the Lamont Poetry Selection and the Lenore Marshall Prize; Strangely Marked Metal (1985); and Dragon Acts to Dragon Ends (1983).

Her awards include the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, an Ingram Merrill Award, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Union League Poetry Prize, the Maurice English Poetry Award, and three Pushcart Prizes. Her work has been selected four times for The Best American Poetry and was included in The Best of the Best American Poetry 1988-1997.

 

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