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Quote of the week

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” – Albert Einstein


 

Laugh Out Loud!

What did the spider do on the computer?
Find out the answer next week!

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Last week’s answer: A sham’rock


Tolkien Week

Now many of us are wondering when there’ll be a whole week dedicated to our favorite author. Well you’re in luck because there is already one for English author, JRR Tolkien, best known for his books, The Hobbit, The Lord of The Rings and The Silmarillion. The Tokien Week is usually celebrated from the 17th to 23rd September with Hobbit Day being celebrated in between. This week is usually celebrated by schools and shops where they put up special displays of Tolkien’s books and lectures regarding literature are held as well.

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Hobbit Day

Hobbit Day is celebrated on the 22nd of September yearly in honor of one of the greatest books ever in history, The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings. This day falls on the birthday of hobbits in the stories, Fodo and Bilbo. Hobbit Day is celebrated by dressing up as a fictional character from one of the books, holding parties and many more.

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Creative Corner

Calling 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. And don’t forget to send it to The Nation when you’re done.

Happy writing Bookworms!
Topic: The Goblin
Deadline: September 25, 2015


 

Cartoon Corner

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Kids’ Corner

Fun book to read

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Ramona the Pest  – Beverly Cleary


Book of the week

the-5waveThe 5th Wave – Rick Yancey


Mythopoeia

Mythopoeia a genre in modern literature and film, which incorporates fictional mythology created by a writer. Mythopoeia is a Greek term meaning “myth-making” and it was used by English writer, poet and philologist J.R.R.Tolkien, who is best known for his high-fantasy works “The Hobbit”, “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Silmarillion”, as the titles of his poems written in 1931. Tolkien’s use of the term popularized it, creating a genre of fiction reserved entirely for creating myths and integrating mythology into fiction.

Other notable mythopoeic writers include CS Lewis,William Blake, H P Lovecraft, George MacDonald, Lord Dunsany and Mervyn Peake. Modern writer whose works are associated with this genre include highly acclaimed writers Stephen King, JK Rowling and Rick Riordan.

Mythopoeia differs from fictional universes and fantasy worlds, as it includes real-world mythology whereas the former includes entirely new detailed worlds created by a writer. This genre of fiction is usually created by an individual, as seen in the creation of Middle-earth, the setting of much of Tolkien’s work and is often referred to as artificial mythology.

Mythopoeic society

The Mythopoeic Society is a non-profit organization in Micdevoted to the study of mythopoeic literature.  The society was founded by Glen H. GoodKnight and was inaugurated in 1967, particularly the works of JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis and Charles Williams who were members of the

Compiled by
Kids’ Corner

Kalindi Wimaladharma
Royal Institute
Maharagama

Teens’ Corner
Hemangi Wimaladharma
Girls’ High School
Kandy

Cartoon Corner
Kulindu Wimaladharma
Royal Institute
Maharagama