October 16 is National Dictionary Day, commemorating the birthday of Noah Webster, considered by many to be the father of the American dictionary. This special day celebrates language, emphasizes the importance of learning, and encourages readers to use the dictionary to improve vocabulary.
One way to celebrate the day: Take a virtual trip to the free Kildare Readers' Festival in Ireland. The festival is already in full swing and will continue through October 17. LitNuts recommends the Conversation with Dublin author and musician Rónán Hession, who enjoyed runaway success with his debut novel Leonard and Hungry Paul, which was chosen as the UNESCO One Dublin One Book title for 2021. Saturday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m. in Kildare (2:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time).
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ~William Butler Yeats