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Upcoming Webinar: The Letters About Literature Reading & Writing Competition Made Easy For Educators and Librarians

2017 October 12
by Kyla Hunt

Do you want your 4-12th grade students to participate in the Letters About Literature this year? Might adding “one more thing” to your curriculum seem daunting? The Texas Center for the Book wants to help educators easily velcro LAL to projects that are already in motion.

When: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT

Register here:

Mary Powers, Youth Services Supervisor for Midland County Public Libraries, understands the judging rubric and will pair highlights from the Library of Congress’ teaching guide with winning letter examples. Monica Bullock, an English Teacher at Greenhill School, will share their successful method of incorporating Letters About Literature into their school’s memoir writing unit. Rebekah Manley, the Coordinator for the Texas Center for the Book at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, administers the Texas portion of this National competition. She will give the overview of the contest, incentives for school participation and a breakdown on the cash and travel prizes for winners.

Check out for more information including deadlines, entry details and this brief contest video.

Attendance at the LIVE program qualifies for 1 hour of Texas State Library Continuing Education credit (SBEC provider number 500799). Printed certificates will not be issued. A follow-up email will be sent 2 days after the event to individuals who attended the live Webinar. Attendees are advised to save and/or print the follow-up email as it will serve as proof of attendance for CE purposes. CE credit is available for group viewings of live Webinar events — please follow the Group Webinar Viewing procedure listed at: Viewing of the RECORDED program will not qualify for CE credit unless it becomes part of an online shortcourse.

If you use assistive technology and the format of any material related to this training event interferes with your ability to access the information, please email

Questions about Letters About Literature? Contact Rebekah Manley at

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