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Mar.19.2011
Pray and take action to help.
Most of us either have been through a natural disaster of one kind or another, or know people who have. For this week's creative challenge, please share an inspiring story on your Red Room blog (not here in the comments, please) about a time when life was turned upside down by such a catastrophe...
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Mar.13.2011
(For the DVD and book giveaways for the "coming through natural disaster" blog topic, please see here.) "WHEN I LET GO OF WHAT I AM, I BECOME WHAT I MIGHT BE." –The Tao Te Ching. Christians everywhere are observing the season of Lent, a forty-day period of self-sacrifice in...
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Mar.13.2011
Women's History Month is an annual declared month worldwide that highlights contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. March has been set aside as this month in the United Kingdom and in the United States. The day builds from International Women's Day, which was first...
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Mar.04.2011
"ENGLAND AND AMERICA ARE TWO COUNTRIES SEPARATED BY THE SAME LANGUAGE" -George Bernard Shaw. Indeed, any visitor from one country to the other knows how different they truly are. Still, no one who loves reading literature in English can feel neutral towards the land where it was born...
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Mar.04.2011
Margaret Mead
Women’s History Month was enacted in the U.S. in 1987, inspired by International Women’s Day, which has been celebrated worldwide since 1911. In recognition, please write about a well-known woman whose example of courage, creativity, or compassion has led you to achieve great things. Please tag...
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Feb.28.2011
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“ENGLAND AND AMERICA ARE TWO COUNTRIES SEPARATED BY THE SAME LANGUAGE” –George Bernard Shaw. Indeed, any visitor from one country to the other knows how different they truly are. Still, no one who loves reading literature in English can feel neutral towards the land where it was born and continues...
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Feb.22.2011
(Updated February 28th, 2011) Black History Month wraps up today. I hope you'll enjoy this compilation of all the great articles Red Room Executive Editor Gina Misiroglu solicited for our publishing partner Black Voicesand for Red Room. So many of these stories has had us thinking about our roots...
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Feb.22.2011
By Gina Misiroglu In recognition of Black History Month, it's been my pleasure to solicit articles for AOL's Black Voices and for Red Room from authors, each of whom has a unique and important take on the celebration. I hope you'll read each one, and leave a comment on their Red Room blog about...
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Feb.20.2011
This could be your writing retreat.
CONTEST: WIN A WEEK AT THE PERFECT WRITING RETREAT. Located in the tranquil redwoods of Sonoma County, California, "The Bungalow at Occidental" is the perfect place to get away and finish your writing project. You don't need to blog to enter. Clicking the link below will automatically...
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Feb.20.2011
Last week, as part of Black History Month, we asked the Red Room community to blog about works of African-American literature that have meant the most to them. From a classic that inspired a poet writing from within Folsom Prison to a funny anecdote from one author's friendship with Alex Haley,...
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Feb.11.2011
Carter G. Woodson
African-American literature is as old as American literature. This week, to help celebrate Black History Month, we'd like you to blog about your favorite work of black literature. From Phyllis Wheatley through Frederick Douglass, from the Harlem Renaissance to Maya Angelou, Ishmael Reed, and Toni...
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Feb.11.2011
Lost n' Found
The week before last, we asked Red Roomers to blog about the worst thing they ever lost. In contrast, last week we asked the community blog about the one discovery they made—an object, new idea, or best friend—that meant the most to them.  Three posts especially stood out: For "The Best...
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Feb.03.2011
"The way to love anything is to realize it might be lost." –G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936), English writer known in his day as "The Prince of Paradox." Writers have a unique way of rising like a phoenix from the ashes, turning the devastating loss of a loved one into intimate...
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Feb.03.2011
Last week, we asked Red Roomers to blog about the worst thing they ever lost. This week, we'd like you to blog about the one discovery you made—an object, new idea, or best friend—that has meant the most to you. Please tag your post best thing I have found. "A DISCOVERY IS SAID TO BE AN...
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Feb.01.2011
The way to love anything is to realize it might be lost. -G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936), English writer known in his day as "The Prince of Paradox." Writers have a unique way of rising like a phoenix from the ashes, turning the devastating loss of a loved one into intimate accounts of...
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