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Letters About Literature contest kicks off


An annual national competition encouraging students to write about a favorite or influential book is under way, and Washington is again taking part.

The Letters About Literature contest encourages students to write letters to their favorite authors, living or dead, and explain how a particular book by that author changed their view of the world or themselves. Co-sponsored by the Washington State Library, it is for schoolchildren and homeschooled students in grades 4-12. 

Students can write about works of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. They cannot write about music lyrics. Entries in Spanish are welcome and will be translated for the Washington state judges.

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