NCompass Live: Letters About Literature: Read. Be Inspired. Write Back.

Join us for the next NCompass Live, ‘Letters About Literature: Read. Be Inspired. Write Back.’, on Wednesday, November 1, 10:00am – 11:00am CT.

Letters About Literature is a Library of Congress national reading and writing promotion program that asks young people in grades 4 through 12 to write to an author (living or deceased) about how his or her book affected their lives. This session will provide helpful hints for encouraging student writing and reading in the classroom, school library, and public library. The Nebraska Library Commission and the Nebraska Center for the Book (Nebraska’s sponsors of the Letters About Literature competition) recently awarded grants (funded by Humanities Nebraska) to five schools and public libraries to host pilot Letter Writing Clinics for students in their area. The clinics introduced students to the Letters About Literature contest and letter writing techniques. Students got ideas for selecting books and learned how to craft letters that can be submitted to the Letters About Literature contest. We will share lessons learned from these activities at this session.

Presenters: Mary Jo Ryan – Communications Coordinator, Nebraska Library Commission; Laureen Riedesel – Director, Beatrice Public Library, and Nebraska Letters About Literature Coordinator; Christine Walsh – Assistant Library Director, Kearney Public Library, and Nebraska Center for the Book Vice President.

Upcoming NCompass Live events:

  • Nov. 8 – Using YA Literature to Inspire Teen Girls’ Interests in STEM
  • Nov. 15 – What’s Up @ the Commission?
  • Nov. 29 – Libraries Rock! : Summer Reading Program 2018

For more information, to register for NCompass Live, or to listen to recordings of past events, go to the NCompass Live webpage.

NCompass Live is broadcast live every Wednesday from 10am – 11am Central Time. Convert to your time zone on the Official U.S. Time website. The show is presented online using the GoToWebinar online meeting service. Before you attend a session, please see the NLC Online Sessions webpage for detailed information about GoToWebinar, including system requirements, firewall permissions, and equipment requirements for computer speakers and microphones.

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