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Pee Dee Fiction & Poetry Festival November 5-6, 2015

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If you're interested in writing and talking about writing, plan on attending Francis Marion University's annual Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival. Four nationally known and best-selling authors and poets, and their avid readers, will descend upon the university Nov. 5 and 6 at this year's Festival, which is free and open to the public.

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White House Committee Names Five Teen Poets for Prestigious National Student Poets Program

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The fourth annual class of the National Student Poets Program (NSPP)—the nation’s highest honor for youth poets—has been announced by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

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Young Readers Invited to Write to Favorite Authors

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LAL theme

Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Letters about Literature (LAL) contest, a national reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre (fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic) explaining how that author’s work changed the student’s life or view of the world.

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