Letters About Literature


About the Contest

Letters About Literature is a state-level reading/writing promotion program from the Wyoming Center for the Book at Wyoming Humanities. Students in grades 4-12 can enter when they read a book, poem, or speech and write to the author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally.

Download the guidelines to learn more. Deadline to enter is January 31, 2023

Students compete in three age categories: Level 1 (grades 4-6), Level 2 (grades 7-8), and Level 3 (grades 9-12). At each age level, Wyoming winners will receive an Amazon gift card worth $150 for first place, $100 for second, or $50 for third.

Questions may be directed to Lucas Fralick at Wyoming Humanities at lucas@thinkwy.org or (307) 660-0729.

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The Teaching Guide will walk your students through the book discussion and letter-writing process. The guide addresses the LAL teaching strategies and ways in which the program can dovetail with curriculum for teaching reading and writing. Also included are worksheets for duplication and assessment checklists. Students may also wish to read the letters from last year’s winners for examples.

Questions about Letters About Literature? Contact Lucas Fralick at Wyoming Humanities at lucas@thinkwy.org or (307) 660-0729.