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ONEBOOKAZ is on hiatus while we gather more feedback on the future direction of the project after having successfully read our way to the Centennial. For 2013, we encourage participation in The Big Read, "a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment".
The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, is sponsored locally by The West Valley Arts Council with support and funding from the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State's Office, under the Library Services and Technology Act, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services; Maricopa County Library District; Act One Foundation; and BNSF Railway.
Letters About Literature (LAL) is a reading promotion program of The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, presented in cooperation with participating affiliate state centers for the book across the country. LAL invites readers in grades 4 through 10 to enter the annual writing competition.
To enter, readers write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre--fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, contemporary or classic--explaining how that author's work changed the student's way of thinking about the world or themselves.
There are three competition levels:
- Level I for grades 4 - 6
- Level II for grades 7 - 8
- Level III, grades 9 - 10
State winners, announced in March, receive cash awards. National winners, announced in late April, receive additional prizes.
American Women Writers National Museum
A CELEBRATION OF AWWNM’S FIRST ANNIVERSARY!
Featuring Lisa Kathleen Graddy
Curator of Smithsonian First Ladies Exhibit.
Also featuring Patricia Krider, Director, First Ladies Library, Canton, Ohio,
and Maurine Beasley, Eleanor Roosevelt Biographer.
Thursday, February 14, 2013 Valentine’s Day!
Happy Anniversary AWWNM!
First Ladies’ First Ladies
Noon - 1:15 p.m.
50-state Project: Honoring Women Writers from
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas
1:15 - 1:45 p.m.
National Press Club, McLendon Room
529 14th St. N.W., 13th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20045
For details, See Events & Calendar and News & Updates pages of
11:30 p.m. - noon Meet & Greet
Noon - 1 p.m. First Ladies' First Ladies
1 - 1:15 p.m. questions & Social
1:15 - 1:45 p.m. 50-state Project Women Writers from Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas
All AWWNM events are free and open to the public. No reservations necessary. Buffet lunch is available for purchase.
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