TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama Center for the Book hosted the 2017 Letters About Literature Award Ceremony Saturday, April 29, in the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library at The University of Alabama. State winners, semi-finalists, families and teachers attended the ceremony.
Birmingham editor, speaker, award-winning author and blogger Chandra Sparks Splond was the guest speaker.
Student winners in each of the three levels received cash prizes. The first place winner in each level also competed at the national level. All students received a certificate.
A reception and book signing was held after the ceremony.
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 work affected them personally. Letters are judged on state and national levels.
To learn more about the contest and how to enter, visit the Letters About Literature website at the Library of Congress.