January is a fairly quiet month anyway, and for those looking to celebrate the literary highs and lows of the month, there are few, but big days to celebrate. January Literary Days

Perhaps you want to bake a cake for a literary birthday?

1 – J.D Salinger

3 – J.R.R Tolkien

4 – Jacob Grimm of the Grimm Brothers

14 – Lewis Carroll 

18 – A.A.Milne 

18 – Arthur Ransome

19 – Edgar Allan Poecapture31

25 – Virgina Woolf

27 – Lewis Carroll’s Un-Birthday

Or if you want to raise a toast to someone who died on this day:

4 – T.S. Eliot 

18 – Rudyard Kipling

21 – George Orwell 

Look out for the Costa Category Winners on the 3rd of December, and the book award winners on the 31st!

Stand up at work and say a poem for National Poetry at Work Day, and serve something with spinach on Popeye Day!

Poor Arthur Ransome had the bad fortune of being born on the same date as A.A. Milne, if two years later, so he is generally eclipsed for Winnie the Pooh Day. Older readers though, may prefer to take a boat out and play act pirates in honour of Swallows and Amazons!

The big day to celebrate in January, however, is of course, that of the littlest guy. Winnie the Pooh day is on Alan Alexander Milne’s birthday, and this year he would be a whopping 135 years old! Here are some simple ideas for celebrating Winnie the Pooh Day.

Please Note: “National” may refer to the UK or US. In brackets after the name on the green squares is how old they would be at this birthday. If age is important to your celebrations, please double check!

January Literary Days:

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