Letters About Literature Writing Contest
An annual national contest that encourages students to put their thoughts about a book into words is underway. Now in its ninth year in Washington, the Letters About Literature competition encourages young readers to write letters to their favorite authors, living or dead. The contest, co-sponsored by the Washington State Library, is for schoolchildren in grades 4-12 and those who are homeschooled.
“I love to read for entertainment and to learn more,” said Secretary of State Kim Wyman. “I encourage all kids to read because it gives them a strong foundation to be successful in school and life. The Letters About Literature contest is a great way for students to think about how a favorite book touches them and to put their thoughts about that book onto paper.”