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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Small-leaved Shamrock reading challenge: this is the week!

Sunday is the deadline to share with us your summer reading on the topic of Ireland and the Irish. Details are below. Hope you'll join us!

Ireland has a long tradition of literature, both in the Irish and English languages. In fact, after Greek and Latin, the Irish language itself has the oldest literature in Europe. The land is known for both its ancient bards and its more modern poetry and epic works of fiction. Today there are also innumerable non-fiction books touching on subjects related to Irish history and culture.

Here is the challenge for you:

Read a book of Irish fiction, a selection of Irish poetry or a work of non-fiction about Irish history and/or culture, and share it with us for the 15th edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture: the 2nd Annual Small-leaved Shamrock Summer Reading Challenge. Submissions are due Sunday, August 30, 2009. The carnival will be published Wednesday, September 2, 2009.
If you don't have a blog of your own, read along with us and share your "book reviews" by leaving a comment.

If you'd like to get some ideas for reading material, check out the carnival resulting from our first Small-leaved Shamrock Summer Reading Challenge last year: Looking into the heart of Ireland.


CMPointer said...

I tried to submit my Carnival entry, but it says it's already closed. According to the Facebook event notice, submissions were to be in by 11:50 p.m. It's 10:35, my time. Is it too late to submit?

Caroline Pointer
Family Stories

Lisa said...

Hello Caroline -

I'd be very happy to include your entry. For future reference, you can always send your submissions directly to my email address and I will include them.

I'm not too much of a stickler for the deadline. If you need to enter a late submission, I usually don't have trouble including it unless I have extenuating circumstances. (...or too many other submitters decide to procrastinate along with you!)

Thanks for joining us.



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