Letters About Literature

April 29, 2019

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


Each year St. Augustin Catholic School Middle School students participate in the Letters About Literature reading-writing program sponsored by the Library of Congress.  The students write a letter to the author of a book that has changed their view of themselves or their world.  Over 700 letters were submitted in the state of Iowa this year.

Congratulations to Nora Turner and Hannah Hayes who were honored among the top eighteen students in the state of Iowa for their works of writing in this prestigious national literary contest.  The students were honored at the 2019 Letters About Literature awards ceremony presented by The Iowa Center for the Book on Friday, April 26th.

St. Augustin had twelve additional students that were recognized as finalists in the literary competition.  Congratulations to Blake Grask, Nathan Mauro, Autumn Ogle-Riccelli, and Veronica Smith recognized as Level I Finalists.  Nora Turner was the Level I 3rd place winner.
Congratulations to Ashley Hall, Madelyn Pierick, Sasha Gisi, May Fitzgerald, Maggy Sullivan, Suzanne Bigelow, Henry Loerts, and Cate Cataldo recognized as Level II Finalists. Hannah Hayes was the Level II 3rd place winner.

Read the 2019 Letters About Literature Winners and Honorable Mention Announcement from the Iowa Center for the Book. 

About the Iowa Center for the Book

The Iowa Center for the Book is a program of the State Library of Iowa and an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book. Founded in 2002, ICB's mission is to stimulate public interest in books, reading, literacy and libraries.


About the State Library of Iowa

The State Library of Iowa actively champions libraries. Our two roles are improving library services in Iowa and delivering specialized information services to state government and to Iowans.