Let's Write Together II CoverThe Let’s Write Together Award Ceremony gathers for the third consecutive year to honor the winning students of the Let’s Write Together 2016 Contest in a free public event on May 20th, 2016.

Deerfield Beach, FL—May. 09, 2016— The Let’s Write Together Contest, an organization encouraging families and friends to read and write together, will honor its 2016 winners at the third annual Let’s Write Together Award Ceremony. The free public event, set to take place at the Hagen Ranch Road Branch Library on May 20th, will have editors and organization co-founders, Dr. Robert Watson and Alex Watson, presenting the winners with certificates. The young authors will also read excerpts of their work.

The yearly contest invites students from elementary through high school to get together with their peers or adults to get writing. Palm Beach County students were encouraged to submit their stories by January 2016. After the stories were gathered, they were sent off to judges who then picked the winning stories to be featured in the book Let’s Write Together, Volume III (TriMark Press, 2016).

The Let’s Write Together® Organization was founded by the Watsons, a father-son team, and aims at getting youth to read and write together with adults as soon as their elementary years. The idea for the contest came about after Alex and Robert published their first novel, Tsunami, which they wrote together. After having such a fun time, they decided to encourage other kids to start writing. “Everyone tries to encourage kids to read,” affirms Alex. “My thought was that we should also encourage them to write.” Through this organization, they hope to get children to understand that they are never too young to start writing.

Let’s Write Together Award Ceremony will be honoring the following winners:

Lower School Authors: Gabi Beneche; Liliana Darden & Rosita Darden; Andrea Hernandez; Alethea Hindra & Elisabeth Lo; Isabella Kaplan & Elizabeth Berman; Willow Kristich & Wendy Kristich; Emmi Poole; Sean Scott & Edward Scott; Shimaaz Shahrin; Andrew Smolinski; Kennedy Szabo & Milena Isabal; Zora Szasz; Bobbi Mia Zimmelman.

Middle School Authors: Angelica Borowy; Keana Brayman; Hannah Flanders & Savanna Arnett; Gabriella Haire; Jenna Mather; Isabella Watson & Claudia Watson.

Upper School Authors: Adriana Bockman-Pedersen; Colleen “Canary” Edwards; Victoria “Stone” Gallestegui; Alejandra Parisi; Sam E. Perez & Sarah E. Dubner; Julia Popescu; Rachel Stauffer.


Event Details:
Hagen Ranch Road Branch Library
14350 Hagen Ranch Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446
P:(561) 894-7500
Friday, May 20 @ 4pm
 

About the Author
The Let’s Write Together Contest received a great deal of support from community leaders, including WPTV 5, Boca Raton Magazine, Doug Crane and the Palm Beach County and Broward County Library systems, and Kristen Calder and her team at the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach county for announcing and promoting the winning contests. A special thanks to the former school teachers and librarians who volunteered to read the short stories and serve as judges, as well as Jane Blevins, Alice Chambers and everyone else with the friends of the Palm Beach County Library System, along with Barry Chesler, Penelope Love, and Christelle Mehu at TriMark Press.

To interview the author or purchase the book, please contact the publisher, TriMark Press, at 800-889-0693 or 561-953-1777 or email marketing@trimarkpress.com.