Secondary – April 24

The United States Library of Congress was established on this date in 1800. The Library’s mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. About half its collection if 152 million items is in languages other than English. Why do you think the US Library of Congress should or should not...

Romance – April 24

Anthony Trollope was born on this date in 1815. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s greed for someone or something earns an well-deserved critique.

SciFi/Fantasy – April 24

On this date in 1981, IBM introduced its first personal computer. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is forced to solve a problem using a laughably antiquated bit of technology that seemed miraculous when it was first developed.

Primary – April 24

The United States Library of Congress was established on this date in 1800. It adds 10,000 items to its collection of 152 million items every day. Why do you think humans should or should not collect all that information, and what do you think they should do with it?

Mystery – April 24

Sue Grafton was born on this date in 1940. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist defines the solution necessary to commit the perfect murder.

Literary – April 24

“The poem is a little myth of man’s capacity of making life meaningful.” –Robert Penn Warren, the only person to win Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry, born on this date in 1905. Writing prompt: From your protagonist’s point of view, write a poem abount what makes your protag’s life most...

Primary – April 23

“Listen to many, speak to a few.” Today is the accepted birthday of William Shakespeare in 1564. Explain your understanding of and opinion about this famous quote of his.

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