Letters About Literature Celebration

Sun. March 25, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Hosted by: Books on Bikes, Virginia Center for the Book, and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress


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David Barclay Moore (The Stars Beneath Our Feet) will give honorary remarks to kick off this celebration of Virginia students who were selected as winners and honorable mentions in the state-wide 2018 Letters About Literature competition. Select students will also be invited to read from their notable entries.

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. Letters are judged on state and national levels.

In Virginia, the competition is coordinated by the Virginia Center for the Book, a program of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Nationally, Letters About Literature is coordinated by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

Please note: JMRL Central doors will open early, at 12:30 PM, for this program, in spite of normal Sunday hours.