Cultural and Literary Events for January 2014

Courtesy Society for Storytelling
Food for your body and food for your brain, self-defense, self-help, and self-love are among this month's cultural and literary events. Use them as memory joggers for writing your life story or for having fun in your community. Check with your library, college, government agencies, or community groups for activities in your area.

Not all cultural and literary events are declared official by government agencies. Some are by passionate nonprofit groups whose members want to have fun with their topics or get the word out about their important work. Listings are for the United States unless noted.

National Storytelling Week
United Kingdom, February 1-8 
Heads-up, as this event is the first week of February.

Be Kind to Food Servers Month
Be On-Purpose Month
Book Blitz Month
Brain Teaser Month International
Celebration of Life Month
Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month International
Clean Up Your Computer Month
Creativity Month International
Get Organized Month
Glaucoma Awareness Month
Mentoring Month   
New Year's Resolution Month for Business International 
Oatmeal Month   
Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month
Poverty in America Awareness Month
Radon Action Month
Rising Star Month International
Self-Help Group Awareness Month
Self-Love Month
Shape Up US Month
Skating Month
Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Stalking Awareness Month
Volunteer Blood Donor Month
Wayfinding Month International
Wealth Mentality Month International  

What January event most influences writing your life story? What are you doing in your community to observe a special event?

Some listings courtesy Chase's Calendar of Events.