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Today's entry in 31 Blogs (you might not know) is great for teachers, writers, librarians and kids! It's Reading, Writing & Elizabeth, the blog home of author Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff. Liz searches the web for writing contests for kids (and adults.) She also posts interesting writing prompts that are terrific for writers of all ages (and great for the classroom) so check them out in the sidebar.

A couple of my favorite posts are a haiku contest for all ages and KQED Radio Show’s Commentary, Video or Photo Slideshow Contest for California Youth. The KQED contest has a quick deadline, December 15th, so don't delay taking a closer look. KQED is looking for young people to share their Perspectives on two themes: “Coming Out” and “Friday Night.” Perspectives may take the form of a short commentary, video, or photo slideshow.

Tell Liz I said hello when you stop by.
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There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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December 10th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
I LOVE all these new to me blogs. Thanks for doing this. She looks like a dog person, too...
December 10th, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
Glad you're enjoying the blogs. Let me know if you know of any little known ones I should share.

And Liz is totally a dog person. (and a terrific writer too.)
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

Susan Taylor Brown

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