Call for Judges – Mn Book Award

Dear Friends of the Minnesota Book Awards, 

With the application deadline quickly approaching for individuals interested in serving as a final round judge for the 20th annual Minnesota Book Awards, I wanted to send out a reminder that the application deadline is Friday, November 30, 2007. 

Applications are being accepted from individuals qualified and interested in judging one of the following eight award categories:  Children’s Literature, General Nonfiction, Genre Fiction, Memoir & Creative Nonfiction, Minnesota Nonfiction, Novel & Short Story, Poetry, and Young Adult Literature.   

The position description and application form are available at www.thefriends.org/mba_judges.html.  Qualified applicants need not have previous judging experience to apply. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions about anything related to the 20th annual Minnesota Book Awards, and be sure to visit www.thefriends.org for ongoing updates.  As a reminder, book nominations close on Friday, December 14, 2007.  Thank you for your continued support of Minnesota authors and books. 

Warmly, 

Ann  

Ann Nelson

Minnesota Book Awards Coordinator
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library
325 Cedar Street, Suite 555
Saint Paul, MN 55101-1055Direct Phone Number:  651/366-6497
Main Office Number:  651/222-3242   
Fax:  651/222-1988
mnbookawards@thefriends.orgwww.thefriends.org 

The Minnesota Book Awards is a Capital City project, led by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, in consortium with the Saint Paul Public Library and the Mayor’s Office of the City of Saint Paul.  Outreach partners include the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), the Minnesota Library Association (MLA), and Minnesota Department of Education – State Library Services. 

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