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Awards Ceremony for 2008 Writer to Writer Challenge

The Writer to Writer Challenge is the annual statewide writing competition for adult learners in public library literacy programs throughout California. Adult learners are invited to read a book of their choice and then write a personal letter to the author of that book, sharing with the author their thoughts and opinions as to how the book affected them.

The Writer to Writer Challenge gives adult learners the opportunity to make the first step into functional writing and provides a venue for these individuals to express their voice in a safe and trusted environment.

These archived webcasts were recorded at the San Jose Public Library on November 15, 2008.

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Overview of the Writer to Writer Challenge
Janice Edwards
Director of Community Relations
NBC 11
Janice Edwards View Archived Webcast 2:08 minutes
 
Emerging Writers Category
Emerging Writers dictate their letters to tutors/staff using the Language Experience Approach
Winner: Ferial Hanna Ferial Hanna View Archived Webcast 7:35 minutes
 
Beginning Writer Category
Beginning Writers write basic (short and simple) sentences and phrase on their own
Winner: Laurie Heber Laurie Heber Archived Webcast8:38 minutes
Runner-Up Walter Woodley Walter Woodley
 
Intermediate Writer Category
Intermediate writers write more complex sentences and have a larger vocabulary of words and phrases
Winner: Sandra Galanes Sandra Galanes Archived Webcast11:00 minutes
Runner-Up Blanca Martines Blanca Martines
Runner-Up Sharon Zhao Sharon Zhao
 
Advanced Writer Category
Beginning Writers write basic (short and simple) sentences and phrase on their own
Winner: Juan "Johnny" Santoyo Juan Santoyo Archived Webcast4:00 minutes