Wednesday, 28 January 2009

SA4QE 2009 - one week to go!

Just a reminder that this year's Slickman A4 Quotation Event takes place in a week's time, as ever on Russell Hoban's birthday, Wednesday 4th February. Anytime from 3 o'clock in the morning, in fact.

For those not familiar with the celebration, you choose a favourite quote from a Hoban book, write it on a piece of paper and put it in a public place. Then let the SA4QE webmaster know about it, and it will appear, as if by magic, on this site, along with the other 350+ quotes already '4qated' since 2002.

What is SA4QE?

Full details for contributing / taking part

Looking forward to next week!

In the meantime, here are a couple of recent news stories that seemed Hoban-friendly:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/jan/28/bbc-digitalmedia
The BBC is to put every one of the 200,000 oil paintings in public ownership in the UK on the internet as well as opening up the Arts Council's vast film archive online as part of a range of initiatives that it has pledged will give it a "deeper commitment to arts and music". (Nearly all of Russell Hoban's books contain references to classic paintings and movies.)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/jan/27/napping-guide-health-wellbeing
The expert's guide to napping. (Russ himself is a famous afternoon napper, as are many of his characters; maybe this is his secret?)

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