Students across the state encouraged to enter “Letters About Literature”

Did an author’s work change your view of the world? Or even of yourself? If so, Wyoming Humanities wants you to share your story!

Wyoming students in grades 4-12 are invited to read, be inspired, and write back to the author (living or dead) of a book that changed their lives. Sponsored by Wyoming Humanities, the Wyoming Letters About Literature Contest opens Nov. 13 and is open until March 1, 2024.

“It could be a book, a story, a poem, even a graphic novel,” said Lucas Fralick, program coordinator for Wyoming Humanities. “We want students to explore a work that helped them through a difficult time or one that simply touched their heart or inspired them.”

Letters About Literature promotes the excitement and value of reading and writing. Entries will be judged at the state level in three age categories, and winners at each level will receive a Bookshop.org gift card worth $150 for first place, $100 for second, or $50 for third. Entries done independently or as part of a class are welcome.

This contest is presented as part of the Wyoming Center for the Book, a part of Wyoming Humanities.

Guidelines and entry forms can be found at thinkwy.org/letters-about-literature.

For more details, contact Fralick at Questions may be directed to lucas@thinkwy.org or 307.721.9243.