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Strange Happenings in April

April 1st

NaPoWriMo begins today. If you want to join in on this month long challenge, visit the unofficial homepage. Creator Maureen Thorson provides daily prompts and ideas for participating poets.

April 5th

Under Her Skin, ed. Lindy Ryan and Toni Miller on shelves

“Black Spot Books’ inaugural poetry collection spotlights women in horror poetry, centering on the concept of body horror, and featuring work from Bram-Stoker award-winning and nominated authors, as well as dozens of poems from women (cis and trans) and non-binary femmes in horror.”

April 7th

April 16th

Full Moon

April 17

International Haiku Poetry Day Dedicated by the Haiku Foundation to celebrate the ancient poetry form.

National Bat Appreciation Day. A great reason to watch Netflix’s Night on Earth docu-series, in which bats pop up in more than one episode.

April 29th

Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky. Mercury will appear low in the western sky just after sunset.

April 30th

Walpugis Night

According to Wikipedia, “Saint Walpurga was hailed by the Christians of Germany for battling “pest, rabies and whooping cough, as well as against witchcraft… In parts of Northern Europe, people continue to light bonfires on Saint Walpurga’s Eve in order to ward off evil spirits and witches.”

Many Halloween enthusiasts celebrate this day as the half way mark to Halloween by watching spooky movies and starting to plan their Halloween celebrations.

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