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The Month Ahead: August 2022

All the writerly dates to note this month.

2020 Summer Reading Preview. This illustration shows a reading woman surrounded by books on her couch.
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Aug. 2

American essayist, novelist, poet, and playwright James Baldwin is born on this day 98 years ago.


Aug. 8

In honor of “Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day” – which, yes, is apparently really a thing – write a cozy mystery story featuring summer’s most prolific vegetable.


Aug. 9

It’s National Book Lovers Day! Leave an online review of one of your favorite recent reads to celebrate.


Aug. 14

Happy 75th birthday to novelist Danielle Steel, the fourth-bestselling fiction author of all time.