Get Ready for Words Matter Week 2011!

Words Matter Week 2011 poster from

Words Matter Week will be held March 6-12, 2011. The Words Matter quote for the 2011 event is:

Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.

Hermann Hesse

We’ve posted the 2011 Words Matter Week downloadable poster, and you’re welcome to copy and share the image on your own website. You may also download, print, and post the poster anywhere you choose. Just be sure to link back to this site (, so that your readers can learn more about the event.

The Blog Challenge Questions for each day will be posted in a new post on the blog (just go to to see the individual question posted in the most recent post). For each day of the blog challenge, post a response on your blog, then come back the Words Matter blog and leave the title of your post and a link in the comment section of the challenge post. You may write your posts ahead and schedule them to appear on the appropriate day of the challenge.

If you write a post for each day’s topic (a total of five posts), you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate. We’ll announce the winner in the April issue of The Edge.

Blog Challenge Questions

Monday, March 7

Is there a word that has changed, or could change your life? What is it, and what difference would it make?

Tuesday, March 8

Words can change history. What speech or document do you believe to be most important. Why?

Wednesday, March 9

What is your favorite quote about words? Why?

Thursday, March 10

Words can be mangled, misused, or misunderstood. What is your funniest example of mangling, misuse, or misunderstanding?

Friday, March 11

Words, like moths, are captured by writers who pin them to the page in various forms. What writer’s work most deftly captivates you? Why?

Remember, don’t leave your links on this post. Instead, wait for the challenge post to appear on the blog (it will show up shortly after midnight on its appointed day), then post your title, link, and comment in the comment area for that post.