January 20th, the Inauguration of the forty-sixth president of the United States, President Joe Biden, was a big day for the country and for authors’ twitter accounts. See what these literary geniuses had to say about this new chapter that our country is entering.
George R. R. Martin:
No, I am not talking about STAR WARS…I’ve spent the morning watching Joe Biden being sworn in as president. Joe is not the orator that Obama and JFK were, but I found his speech profoundly moving. He said all the right things… https://t.co/QPDtpePLma pic.twitter.com/fucdFklJTH
— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) January 20, 2021
This is a pretty beautiful event.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 20, 2021
Gaga just NAILED the National Anthem: Play Ball!!!!!
— ANNE LAMOTT (@ANNELAMOTT) January 20, 2021
The original… https://t.co/4019wDAg8m
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) January 22, 2021
Joyce Carol Oates:
— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) January 20, 2021
— Margaret E. Atwood (@MargaretAtwood) January 21, 2021
There’s a LOT of that this country needs to address and finally fix, but I’m going to choose to celebrate this moment of progress.
— Nnedi Okorafor, PhD (@Nnedi) January 20, 2021
Ibra X. Kendi:
“Both times the poem raises ‘democracy,’ Gorman pairs the word with ‘delay,’ which tells us that democracy is a thing expected, anticipated—not a thing that we have built, or possessed, but a dream.”
— Ibram X. Kendi (@DrIbram) January 22, 2021
AMANDA GORMAN FOR PRESIDENT 2024
— Susan Orlean (@susanorlean) January 20, 2021
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