May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Find a list of AAPI-owned bookstores to support this month at bookriot.com/aapi-owned-bookstores. In our March issue, Vanessa Hua also recommended five books by East Asian writers in “The Nightstand.”
Happy birthday to poet May Sarton, who was born 110 years ago on this day.
Toni Morrison’s 10th and second-to-last novel, Home, was published 10 years ago.
It’s Free Comic Book Day! Find a participating shop near you at freecomicbookday.com.
It’s National Limerick Day – why not write one to celebrate?
The winners of the 2021 Bram Stoker Awards will be announced at StokerCon in Denver.
May is also National Short Story Month. Salute short fiction in all its glory with fellow fans at Short Story Fest, a two-day event that will be held entirely online in 2022. Learn more at shortstoryfest.com.
Don your deerstalkers, detectives: It’s Sherlock Holmes Day (and, not coincidentally, his creator’s birthday: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born today in 1859).
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” was published 100 years ago in Collier’s.
It’s National Creativity Day. How will you celebrate? What does “being creative” mean to you?