Atoussa Rahimi, an Iranian-born immigrant, instruct the Farsi class at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Events & Celebrations
This sampling of famous moms offers suggestions for reading & discussion programs or literary trivia. Moms mentioned range from Louisa May Alcott’s loving Marmee to Philip Roth’s monstrous Sophie Portnoy. Mother’s Day falls on May 10 in 2009.
Held on May 3 in 2009, this celebration of spring takes lots of forms in different communities, but the annual parade organized by Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre in Minneapolis, MN, has become a major community event, with year-round planning and participation. In 2008 it celebrated the rebuilding of a major bridge collapse, and this year’s theme is still in the works as part of a community planning process.
National Poetry MonthNational Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. The concept is to widen the attention of individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern.