Letters About Literature 2013

Once again the Center for the Book at the NH State Library is working with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress on Letters About Literature, a national writing competition.

Students in grades 4 to 10 are asked to write as if to a favorite author—past or present—describing how that author’s work changed the reader’s view of the world. Readers respond to the book they’ve read by exploring the personal relationship between themselves, the author and the book’s characters or themes. Readers may select authors, living or dead, from any genre—fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic. A wide variety of books have inspired students whose letters were selected as New Hampshire semi-finalists in recent years.

Letters must be submitted using the required entry coupon  and postmarked by Friday, January 11, 2013. Entries must ARRIVE at LAL Central no later than 1/23/2013. Entries will be judged at three competition levels and a state winner chosen at each level. New Hampshire's winning letters will each be awarded a $100. cash prize and will be sent on to the national competition.

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