Quote of the week

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – W.B.Yeats

Laugh Out Loud!

How many books can you put in an empty backpack?
Find out the answer next week!
Last week’s answer:Because he was sitting on his deck.

Poet of the week 

WB Yeats

William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet who is considered to be one of the greatest figures of 20th century literature. He was honored as the first Irishman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923. Yeats was born on 13th June, 1865 in Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland to the highly artistic family of Butler Yeats and spent his early years in Ireland before moving to England with his family in 1867. He was first educated at home and later on he was enrolled at the Godolphin School. Several years later, the Yeats family returned to Dublin and Yeats continued his education, first at Dublin’s Erasmus Smith High School, during which he began to write poetry and then at the Metropolitan School of Art.

Yeats began his literary career with several poems and an essay, which were published in the Dublin University Review. Upon his return to London in 1887, Yeats’ interest in occultism, mysticism and astrology resulted in his joining the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, an organization which focused on the study and practice of the occult, metaphysics and paranormal activities, as well as “The Ghost Club”, a paranormal research organization. He also co-founded the Rhymers’ Club, a group of London-based poets, with Welsh-English writer Ernest Rhys.

Yeats’ first publication, a pamphlet titled “Mosada: A Dramatic Poem” was published in 1886, followed by “The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems” in 1889. He was also involved in the founding of the Abbey Theatre, which is now known as the National Theatre of Ireland and was a prominent figure of the Irish Literary Revival. Years later, Yeats, now holding the title of the first Irishman to be awarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature, was appointed to the Irish senate twice. Yeats passed away on 28th January 1939 in France and was buried there, before being moved to Ireland in 1948, as per his wish.

Notable Works
The Tower
The Winding Stair
and Other Poems
Michael Robartes
and the Dancer

Creative Corner

Untitled-13Calling out all the Bookworms across the country!
Welcome to Creative Corner where all creativity and fun exist. Each week we’re giving you the opportunity to write a short story or a poem related to the given topic and the best story or poem will be featured in our page next week (or the week after).

So grab your pens, notebooks and thinking caps and let your imagination do the rest.
Happy writing Bookworms!
Topic:The Most Wonderful Sight
Deadline:June 19, 2015

 James Dashner

Untitled-14James Dashner is an American author who came to world prominence after the success of his book ‘The Maze Runner’, a story about a boy named Thomas who wakes up in an elevator with no memory at all and the rest of the book tells about his adventures.

Dashner was born on November 26, 1972 in Georgia, USA, to mother, Linda and father, James Dashner. During his childhood, he’d get his hands on any book that he found and would spend hours and hours buried in it and once in a while he’d take out his typewriter and write stories, which ended up making him an incredible author. He studied at Duluth High School and enrolled for his secondary education at Brigham Young University, where he initially studied accounting and even graduated with a master’s degree.

Dashner published his first book ‘The Journal of Curious Letters’ from the series ‘The 13th Reality’ in 2008 and slowly built up the rest of the series. He continued to publish more books and in 2009, he released ‘The Maze Runner’ which boosted up his career in writing. Dashner currently lives in the Rocky Mountains in North America with his wife and four children.