April 1, 2014 (Vol. 20, No. 7) Happenings.
Oregon Book Award Winners
Literary Arts congratulates the winners of the 2014 Oregon Book Awards!
- ELOISE JARVIS MCGRAW AWARD FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
Graham Salisbury of Lake Oswego: Calvin Coconut: Extra Famous (Wendy Lamb Books)
- LESLIE BRADSHAW AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
Kari Luna of Portland: The Theory of Everything (Philomel Books)
- FRANCES FULLER VICTOR AWARD FOR GENERAL NONFICTION
Paul Collins of Portland: Duel with the Devil (Crown Publishers)
- SARAH WINNEMUCCA AWARD FOR CREATIVE NONFICTION
Jay Ponteri of Portland: Wedlocked (Hawthorne Books)
- PACIFIC NORTHWEST COLLEGE OF ART GRAPHIC LITERATURE AWARD
Barry Deutsch of Portland: Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite (Amulet Books)
- STAFFORD/HALL AWARD FOR POETRY
Mary Szybist of Portland: Incarnadine (Graywolf)
- KEN KESEY AWARD FOR FICTION
Ursula K. Le Guin of Portland: The Unreal and The Real: Collected Stories: Vol 1 & 2 (Small Beer Press)
- READERS CHOICE AWARD
Amanda Coplin of Portland: The Orchardist (Harper Perennial)
- STEWART H. HOLBROOK LITERARY LEGACY AWARD
Vince and Patty Wixon of Ashland
- C.E.S. WOOD DISTINGUISHED WRITER AWARD
Vern Rutsala of Portland
WALT MOREY YOUNG READERS LITERARY LEGACY AWARD
Ellen Fader of Portland
Oregonians are passionate about books. And ideas, and great writing. Literary Arts shares this passion. Our mission is to engage readers, support writers and inspire the next generation with great literature. The programs of Literary Arts include: Writers in the Schools, Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships, Portland Arts & Lectures and Delve: Readers’ Seminars. For more information about the programs of Literary Arts please contact us at 503.227.2583 or visit literary-arts.org
Emporia Alumni Reception at the OLA Conference
Alumni, students, and friends of Emporia State University’s School of Library & Information Management are invited to a reception during the OLA Conference. The reception will be held on Thursday, April 17th, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Phoenix Grand Hotel/Salem Conference Center. The event will be held in “The Boardroom”, which is just off the reception desk in the hotel and right by the entrance into the conference center.
Get Kids to Vote for the BCCCA
From March 15th – April 10th, 2014 Elementary aged children can vote for their favorite Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Awards (BCCCA) book!
Encourage your elementary aged students to vote for their favorite BCCCA book from March 15th – April 10th. Any elementary aged children who have read OR listened to TWO or more of this year’s(2013-2014) BCCCA titles are allowed to vote through their favorite school or public library.
For the list of this year’s 2013-2014 BCCCA nominations please click here. Keep in mind that a couple of the BCCCA nominations are also cross-over titles on the Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) Elementary list.
Please collect the votes at your school or library site. There are paper ballots that you can download from our website or you can create your ownballots. Once you have the votes for your building all tallied, remember to submit all votes for all titles, and submit them using the electronic online ballot.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact the BCCCA Chair, Libby Hamler-Dupras elfgirl@Q.com. Thank you for promoting reading with the Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Awards. On April 12th, Beverly Cleary’s birthday, we will announce the 2014 BCCCA winner, plus announce the nominations for the 2014-2015 BCCCA!
OBOB Needs Your Help
Volunteers are needed for the 2014 Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) State Tournament on Saturday, April 12, 2014! The OBOB State Tournament will be held on the Chemeketa Community College’s Salem campus located at 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem, OR 97305.
Elementary, Middle School and High School teams of students are traveling from throughout our state to attend this annual event. These teams have already won at their local school level AND at their Regional Tournament. For more information on the state’s biggest reading club for students, go to our website.
Please let us know if you’d like to volunteer by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you more pertinent information. Volunteer check in will be at 8:00 AM and there will be a mandatory training for all volunteers on April 12th @ 8:30 AM so you’ll learn how to be a scorekeeper or a timer.
2014 OBOB STATE TOURNAMENT
Grade Level: Divisions 1, 2, and 3
Battle Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Location: Chemeketa Community College 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem, OR 97305
Start Time: 8:00 AM Adult Volunteers sign-in
8:30 AM Mandatory training for all volunteers
Libby Hamler-Dupras and De Ann Orand
Co-Managers 2014 OBOB State Tournament
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