Letters About Literature


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2016-17 Wyoming Contest Winners and Letters

Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to the author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally.

Wyoming first place winners received a $150 Amazon gift card and had their letters advanced to national competition. Those placing second received a $100 gift card, and those who placed third received a $50 card.

Level 1 (grades 4-6):

Level 2 (grades 7-8):

Level 3 (grades 9-12)

2016-17 Contest Judges

Our thanks go out to our three volunteers who judged this year’s contest:

  • Level 1: A. Rose Hill, a Missouri native and a great-grandmother, is a former Poet Laureate of Wyoming.
  • Level 2: Mary Billiter is an award-winning weekly newspaper columnist with the Casper Star-Tribune, as well as a romance author of happily ever afters.
  • Level 3: Laurel Shelley Reuss is a Wyoming comic artist and writer of graphic novels, webcomics and tabletop role-playing games. She also works as a graphic and web designer for the Wyoming Department of Education.

Questions about Letters About Literature?

Contact Susan Mark, Wyoming State Library publications specialist, at susan.mark@wyo.gov or (307) 777-5915.

Visit the Official Letters About Literature website