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Saturday, April 27


Wisconsin Center for the Book Presents Youth Writing Awards: Letters About Literature
Letters about Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a fiction or nonfiction book, book series, short story, poem, essay, or speech (excluding song lyrics) and write to the author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. It is not a book report, but how the work touched them at some level. Letters are judged on state and national levels. Tens of thousands of students from across the country enter Letters about Literature each year.

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress promotes the contest through its affiliate Centers for the Book, state libraries and other organizations. Each year, the Wisconsin Center for the Book administers the contest for Wisconsin.

This year Untitled Town Book Festival will host the awards ceremony for the 2018 Wisconsin semifinalists and winners. Winners are asked to read their winning letters; prizes and certificates are awarded during the awards ceremony.

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Wisconsin Center for the Book

The Center for the Book was founded in 1977 as a way for the Library of Congress to “promote books, reading, literacy, as well as the scholarly study of books.” The Center for the Book manages important programs such as Letters About Literature and River of Words, in addition... Read More →