Attention, Seattle teens, teachers and librarians!
There's a new movie version of Jane Eyre coming out and you can get passes to a Seattle sneak preview and a fancy party!
Focus Features is sponsoring a contest to encourage reading . . . We like that.
Here's what they told us about the contest:
Our plan is to have area high school students submit a one to two paragraph essay about some aspect of the classic novel Jane Eyre.
25 high school students will be selected at random from all eligible entries to participate in An Evening with Jane Eyre at The Fairmount Olympic Hotel. Refreshments reminiscent of the era in which Jane Eyre was written will be served at a special reception in the students' honor. From there, they will go to a special advanced showing of Focus Features' new adaptation of Jane Eyre starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender.
Any student who submits an entry will receive a pass and guaranteed seating at our special advanced screening and will be entered into the drawing for The Fairmount Olympic Hotel Evening with Jane Eyre.
Check out the preview!
So, teens, get writing! Teachers and librarians, encourage your teens! (There might be movie passes in it for you too!) I have a book/movie study guide available. Comment here with an e-mail address if you'd like me to send it along.
Submit your essay to:
PO Box 47087
Seattle, WA 98146
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Include contact info so you can get your premiere passes. The 25 party guests will be asked for parental permission to attend the party.
Deadline: Noon, Wednesday, March 9