Letters About Literature Student Writing Contest Deadline Nearing on January 12

The postmark deadline to enter the Letters About Literature Writing Contest (library.wyo.gov/letters) is only a few short weeks away on January 12, 2018. Wyoming students in grades 4-12 can win Amazon gift cards of up to $150 in state competition and advance to national competition. Letters will be judged in three levels: grades 4-6, grades 7-8, and grades 9-12.

“To enter, read a book that inspires you or gives you a new way to see the world,” said Susan Mark, Wyoming State Library publications specialist, “It can be one you’ve just picked up, or one you’ve read before. Then write a letter to the author – living or dead – to share how the book affected your life.”

Both classroom and individual entries are welcome. A teaching guide is available that provides activities and addresses how the program can dovetail with curriculum for teaching reading, and writing. Ready-to-print posters to promote the contest are available on the Wyoming State Library website at library.wyo.gov/letters.

Letters About Literature is a project of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Questions about Wyoming competition may be directed to Susan Mark, Wyoming State Library publications specialist, at susan.mark@wyo.gov or (307) 777-5915.

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