Wyoming Center for the Book

A non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation affiliate of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress.

Letters About Literature 2007

CONTEST DEADLINE: December 8, 2006

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, in partnership with Target Stores and in cooperation with affiliate state centers for the book, invites readers in grades 4 through 12 to enter Letters About Literature, a national reading-writing contest. To enter, readers write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre-- fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic, explaining how that author's work changed the student's way of thinking about the world or themselves. There are three competition levels: Level I for children in grades 4 through 6; Level II for grades 7 and 8, and Level III, grades 9 - 12. Winners receive cash awards at the national and state levels.

NEW: Teacher Resources

Last year, more than 48,000 adolescent and young adult readers nationwide in grades 4 through 12 participated in the 2006 Letters About Literature (LAL) program, which encouraged young people to read, be inspired and write back to the authors who somehow changed their views of the world or themselves. LAL is an annual program. For more information, contact Tina Lackey, Wyoming Center for the Book coordinator at tlacke@state.wy.us or 307-777-6338.

Past Contests

Letters About Literature 2006

Letters About Literature sponsors

Target sponsors Letters About Literature as part of its national reading initiative, "Ready. Sit. Read!," which is aimed at fostering a love of reading among children at an early age. Since opening its first store in 1962, Target has partnered with nonprofit organizations, guests and team members to help meet community needs.

The Center for the Book was established in 1977 as a public-private partnership to use the resources of the Library of Congress to stimulate public interest in books and reading. For information about its activities and national reading promotion networks, visit www.loc.gov/cfbook.

Letters About Literature [National]

Contact us

Tina Lyles, coordinator
Wyoming Center for the Book
2800 Central Ave.
Cheyenne WY 82002
Fax 307/777-6289

Last Updated 8/18/06