Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SCLLN 2013 Writer to Writer Challenge Awards: March 8

Southern California Library Literacy Network - SCLLN
Writer to Writer Challenge - 2013

The Southern California Library Literacy Network is excited to announce the winners and runners-up for the 2013 Writer to Writer Challenge! We received a large response—45 entries—and the quality of the letters was amazing! We are so proud of all of the learners who wrote letters. We are grateful to the coordinators and learner judging panels at Huntington Beach Public Library, National City Public Library, Newport Beach Central Public Library, and Carlsbad City Library for donating their time to judge the letters.

Please join us at the Southern California Library Literacy Network Literacy Conference at the Holiday Inn, Buena Park, on Saturday, March 8, where the winners will be recognized during the lunch program. The winners and runners-up will each receive a cash prize and a certificate, and may attend the conference at our expense but they must pre-register.  All letter writers will receive a certificate of participation.

Congratulations to everyone who entered the 2013 Writer to Writer Challenge!

Emerging Category

Celso López, Carlsbad City Library

“Heaven is for Real,” by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
Robert Patterson, Carlsbad City Library“Harvests of Joy,” by Robert Mondavi
Stephanie Rodriguez, Rancho Cucamonga Public Library“Sable,” by Karen Hesse

Beginning Category
“The Three Little Pigs,” by Mercé Escardó
Amatul Mohiuddin, Beaumont Public Library“A Thousand Splendid Suns,” by Khaled Hosseini
Marnalee Lopez, Newport Beach Public Library“Beautiful Boy,” by David Sheff

Intermediate Category
Alejandrina Rodríguez, Carlsbad City Library
The Lemon Orchard,” by Luanne Rice
Dominique Calhoun, Carlsbad City Library“It’s Your Time,” by Joel Osteen
Selina Kim, Newport Beach Public Library“The Wedding,” by Nicolas Sparks

Advanced Category
Hermond E. Jones, Carlsbad City Library
Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?” by Reginald F. Lewis, Blair S. Walker, and Richard Parsons
Blanca Flores, Beaumont Public Library“Skinny,” by Donna Cooner
Teruyo Mori, Newport Beach Public Library“To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee

Carrie Scott and Tiera Garfield
Carlsbad City Library Learning Center
Writer to Writer Co-Chairs

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