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Monday, April 10, 2006

News, Books, and Authors to Ponder; Maybe you'll find the seed of your next writing idea?

Thousands of Marchers Call for Immigrants' Rights
A grass-roots movement grows into a "national day of action" as demonstrators react to recent attempts to curtail immigration.

A Chat with Beverly Cleary
The children's author who gave us Ramona the Pest and other characters reflects on her life's work. Beverly Cleary turns 90 this week. For decades she wrote about the kinds of kids she knew as a child in Oregon.

Beckett's Centenary: Revisiting a Legacy
Remembrances of the author of Waiting for Godot and other works are under way around the world. Edward Albee and others pay homage to a master playwright and literary genius.

The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot?
Researchers say they have discovered the only known copy of the Gospel of Judas Iscariot. The leather-bound papyrus codex, believed to have been translated from the original Greek, was found in a cave near El Minya, Egypt. Web Extra: 'Lost Gospel' Q&A

Caroline Kennedy: 'Favorite Poetry for Children'
Caroline Kennedy has compiled a new collection of poems for youngsters. My Favorite Poetry for Children includes many of the poems Kennedy's parents read to her.


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