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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Utah Students Invited to Enter Library of Congress and Center for the Book Contest: “Letters About Literature” (Deadline: January 6)

Deena Pyle 801.201.4300 pyle@utahhumanities.org

For Immediate Release

Utah Students Invited to Enter Library of Congress and Center for the Book Contest: “Letters About Literature”

Salt Lake City, Utah, December 21, 2011 – The Utah Center for the Book, in partnership with Target Stores and in cooperation with the National Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, invites readers in grades 4 through 12 to submit entries for Letters About Literature, a national reading-writing contest. To enter, readers write a personal letter to an author explaining how that author's work changed their way of thinking about the world or themselves.

The contest will include award recipients at both a national and state level. Last year’s Utah winners include:
·       Sierra Eyre, Murray, grade 6, wrote to Blaine Yorgasen, author of Charlie’s Monument
·       Christi Kim, Sandy, grade 8, wrote to An Na, author of The Fold
·       Erik Daniel Silsby, Ogden, grade 11, wrote to Jeff Scott Savage, author of Far World: Water Keep

Submission deadline: January 6, 2012
Announcement of national winners: April 27

For more information, please visit www.utahhumanities.org , or see:
·       Library of Congress: http://www.read.gov/cfb/
·       Participation Guidelines: http://bit.ly/tVd0zE

About The Utah Center for the Book: The Utah Center for the Book promotes public interest in books, reading, authorship and libraries throughout the state. Housed at the Utah Humanities Council, the Center is a state affiliate of the National Center for the Book at the Library of Congress and is in partnership with the Salt Lake City Public Library and Utah State Library.

About The Utah Humanities Council: The Utah Humanities Council enriches our cultural, intellectual, and civic life by providing opportunities for all Utahns to explore life's most engaging questions and the wonders of the human experience. The new home of the Utah Center for the Book, UHC is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Fund, the State of Utah, and gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations. Each year, the Council underwrites hundreds of educational and cultural programs throughout Utah. For more information, visit www.utahhumanities.org or www.facebook.com/utahhumanitiescouncil.

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