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2017 Letters About Literature in the News

Chloe Stavely of Franklin, a sixth grader at Remington Middle School, was honored at the State House for her letter to author Audrey Penn.  http://milford.wickedlocal.com/news/20170528/strongfraknlin-sixth-grader-honored-at-statehousestrong . Sixth grader Maren White of Arlington was honored at the State House for her letter to author Heather Vogel Frederick.  http://arlington.wickedlocal.com/news/20170519/arlington-students-letter-to-author-earns-recognition .

2017 Letters About Literature in the News

Mansfield’s Ali Shaikh, a sixth grader at Al Noor Academy, received Massachusetts Honors for his letter to author J.K. Rowling about “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”  http://easton.wickedlocal.com/news/20170601/guest-column-mansfield-sixth-grader-wins-letters-about-literature-award . Lily O’Neil of Abington, a freshman at Abington High School, received Massachusetts Honors in Level 3.  http://abington.wickedlocal.com/news/20170528/abington-student-honored-at-statehouse .

2017 Letters About Literature in the News

Worcester area students Saja Ahmad, Ridha Alam, Mariam Abd-El-Barr, and Sarra Abd-El-Barr received Massachusetts Honors at the State House awards ceremony.  http://www.telegram.com/sports/20170602/local-students-honored-for-letters-about-literature-at-statehouse . Manchester-Essex Regional Middle School student Lily Athanas was honored at the State House as well.  http://gloucester.wickedlocal.com/news/20170524/manchester-essex-regional-middle-school-student-honored .

2017 Letters About Literature in the News

Watertown resident Frida Thompson, a fifth grader at German International School Boston, received Massachusetts Honors in Level 1: http://watertown.wickedlocal.com/news/20170523/letters-about-literature-honors-watertown-student Marblehead students Nicholas Williams, Sofie Kvaavik, and Andrew Klein were also honored at the State House.  Nicholas received Top Honors in the Level 2 division and will represent Massachusetts in the national competition.  http://marblehead.wickedlocal.com/news/20170526/marblehead-students-recognized-for-letters-about-literature Andover’s Karan Singh, a… Read more »

2017 Letters About Literature in the News

Several Metrowest area students were honored at the State House for their letters written to authors as part of the Letters About Literature program.  Owen Fitzpatrick of Hopkinton received Top Honors for his letter to Charles Dickens and will represent Massachusetts in the national competition.  http://southborough.wickedlocal.com/news/20170530/hopkinton-student-receives-top-honors-at-letters-about-literature-program

2016 Mass Book Awards in the News

On Tuesday, December 6th, honored authors from across the Commonwealth gathered at the State House for the 16th Annual Massachusetts Book Awards ceremony.  Read more in the press clippings below:   Amesbury poet honored at book awards Framingham resident honored as Massachusetts Book Award Winner Winchester authors honored at Book Awards Ceremony Concord author honored at Book Awards Ceremony Stoughton author honored with Massachusetts Book Award Award-winning authors from Winchester Gloucester author wins state “Must Read” award Bedford author honored at Book Awards Ceremony Berkshires Beat: Williamstown Author Feted at State House Ceremony Methuen author honored at State House Bookmarked: Cape authors honored at Statehouse 2016 Massachusetts Book Award winners feted at State House ceremony  

2016 Mass Book Awards in the News

Ali Benjamin won the 2016 Mass Book Award in the Young Adult/Middle Reader category for “The Thing About Jellyfish,” while fellow Williamstown writer Lawrence Raab received 2016 Honors for his poetry collection “Mistaking Each Other for Ghosts.”  Read more here .

2016 Massachusetts Book Awards Announced

Congratulations to the 2016 Mass Book Award Winners!  Promotion of these titles will be launched at Boston Book Festival on October 15th and winners and honorees will be celebrated at a State House ceremony and reception on December 6th.  See details here .

Mass Letters About Literature in the News

Senator Michael Moore welcomed Julia Kilroy, a Letters About Literature student honoree, and her family to the Statehouse for personal congratulations and several media outlets highlighted her achievement: http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160502/upton-eighth-grader-receives-writing-contest-award , https://uptondaily.com/2016/04/29/sen-moore-congratulates-upton-resident-on-receiving-literature-award/ , http://auburnmassdaily.com/2016/05/02/sen-moore-congratulates-upton-resident-on-receiving-literature-award/ and http://www.golocalworcester.com/news/sen.-moore-congratulates-uptons-julia-kilroy-on-letters-about-literature-aw

Mass Letters About Literature in the News, Oct 13, 2015 to …

  Wellesley, Mass, calling for LAL submissions,   http://wellesley.wickedlocal.com/article/20151012/NEWS/151019550 This just in from Clinton, Mass:  http://clinton.wickedlocal.com/article/20151015/NEWS/151017257 Beverly, Mass, sends out the call:   http://beverly.wickedlocal.com/article/20151020/NEWS/151029406 Concord, Mass, supports LAL:   http://concord.wickedlocal.com/article/20151022/NEWS/151029870  

Press Release: April 28, 2015 Letters About Literature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT:  Ellen Flanagan Kenny, Communications Associate, Massachusetts Center for the Book 617-872-3718 ;  ellenfkenny@massbook.org Mass Center for the Book Announces 2015 Letters About Literature Awards Award-winning children’s author Jane Yolen will address and congratulate forty-five student authors from across the Commonwealth in the Great Hall of the State House on May 18th as they… Read more »

Press Release — April 2, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2015 CONTACT: Ellen Flanagan Kenny, Communications Associate Massachusetts Center for the Book 617-872-3718; ellenfkenny@massbook.org Libraries: Opportunity for All The State House was filled with familiar faces on April 1 as librarians, educators and friends of libraries from across the Commonwealth converged on Beacon Hill for the 2015 Library Legislative Day…. Read more »

Press Release — April 2, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2015 CONTACT: Ellen Flanagan Kenny Massachusetts Center for the Book 617-872-3718 (Beacon St.);  ellenfkenny@massbook.org Local Book Lovers Turn out for “The Fife is Right” A lively crowd of Beantown bibliophiles recently turned out for “The Fife is Right,” an annual history quiz show hosted by Old South Meeting House.  This year’s… Read more »

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