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kim-packard's picture
Oct.31.2012
Now that I've been a Red Room community member for a month and am feeling encouraged by the fact that a couple of poems I had posted have attracted anywhere from 4 to 16 views depending on the day and a couple of my blogs (on Texas Book Festival and also on Halloween) have generated 120 views twice...
cindy-sullivan's picture
Nov.18.2011
Until now, I have not understood the meaning of the tyranny of distance. It is almost three months since my return to my hometown of Melbourne, Australia. During this time, I have felt displaced, searching for a sense of home, yearning for the life I had created over in Edmonton, Canada,...
cindy-sullivan's picture
Apr.20.2011
The past four days have been a gift, a profound learning experience, the significance of which I know will be felt long into the future. There are 36 writers here, some have been published, others on the verge of publishing, and the rest, like me, daring to dip their toes into the ocean of talented...
christine-bottaro's picture
Sep.09.2010
"Anybody out there?"   I recently had a conversation with a few friends about community, and the question seemed to perplex us:  Where is it exactly?   What do we need a community to be in order to even recognize that it exists?   I swim at a local pool each weekday, something I've done...
caleb-j-ross's picture
Mar.14.2010
I've been a member of The Velvet for a few years. During that time, I've come to respect the pool of talent over there not just for their writing chops, but for their reading tastes as well. They are my taste-makers. I am glad to now be able to share that camaraderie with you. Episode #001 of...
rachel-bussel's picture
Jun.29.2009
If you're a woman and a writer, do yourself a favor and check out the newly launched Shewrites.com - I just joined and it looks like a fantastic online and offline community. I was hoping to make their event this evening but I was just too overwhelmed, and I've found that when I'm barely social...
kelli-stanley's picture
May.15.2008
When I was seven, Maurice Sendak published Where the Wild Things Are ... as controversial in its time and place as the Harry Potter series. I loved the book--though I was too old for it, by that point, at least in my reading tastes--and particularly enjoyed the illustrations. They captured...