Letters About Literature 2017

The Center for the Book at the NH State Library invites New Hampshire students to enter  Letters About Literature, a national writing competition sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.
Students in grades 4 to 12 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 be postmarked by the deadline. 
Deadline for Level III (grades 9-12)  is December 2, 2016
Deadline for Level II (grades 7-8) and Level I (grades 4-6) is January 9, 2017

Entries will be judged at each of the 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. State winners will be notified in April 2017.

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