#HeadsUp: Upcoming deadline for Wyoming students to enter reading, writing contest

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The postmark deadline to enter the Wyoming Letters About Literature Writing Contest is only one month away on January 9, 2021. Wyoming students in grades 4-12 can win Amazon gift cards of up to $150. Letters will be judged in three levels: grades 4-6, grades 7-8, and grades 9-12.

“To enter, read a book that inspires you or gives you a new way to see the world,” said Susan Mark, Wyoming State Library outreach librarian, “It can be one you’ve just picked up, or one you’ve read before. Then write a letter to the author – living or dead – to share how the book affected your life.”

Winter break is a great opportunity for students to work on their letters. Both classroom and individual entries are welcome. A teaching guide is available that provides activities and addresses how the program can dovetail with curriculum for teaching reading and writing. Ready-to-print posters to promote the contest are available on the Wyoming State Library website at library.wyo.gov/letters.

Wyoming Letters About Literature is a project of the Wyoming State Library through its Wyoming Center for the Book program. Questions may be directed to Susan at [email protected] or (307) 777-5915 or to Cary Dunlap at [email protected] or (307) 777-6338.

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