Sunday, November 4, 2007

Writing Letters About Literature

Have you ever been so moved by a book that you wish you could write a letter to the author and tell them how their words made you feel? Students in grades 4-12 have just that chance in the "Letters About Literature" national reading and writing promotion program. Participants will choose a fiction or non-fiction title and write a letter to the author, not as a "fan" but as if you were having a conversation with the writer, sharing how you identified with the book and its characters. There are three entry categories: grades 4-6, grades 7 and 8, and grades 9-12. State prizes will be awarded by the NH Center for the Book at the NH State Library, and winners will go on to compete on the national level. Entries must be postmarked by December 14, 2007. A limited number of entry forms are available in the library foyer. More information and printable entry forms can be found at the program website.

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