Literacy Jamboree 'Lit Jam'

I want to invite you to participate in the 11th Annual Lassen County Literacy Jamboree. This year’s event promises to be a year to remember. We have a great line-up of speakers, workshop presenters, entertainment, food, awards ceremony, and a few surprises in store.
It is the goal of Lit Jam to give students a better appreciation for communication, writing, literature, and academic achievements. During Lit Jam, we will Explore Literacy from Around the World through Dance, Theater, Music, Art, Writing, and more.
If you have attended in the past, we encourage you to participate again this year. If you have never been a participant, be sure to join us this year.
I look forward to working with you and seeing you at Lit Jam '19 on our “Adventure Around the World!”
James Hall, Program Manager
Prevention and Expanded Student Learning

Register For Lit Jam

To register for Lit Jam '19 students, teachers, and chaperones need to register by January 25, 2019. There is a fee of $25.00 per student. The link for registration has been fixed. That link is:

With the current government shutdown and the unknown timeline of it reopening, we have created this ticket to ensure that our students in Lassen County can still participate in this year’s event. We ask that payment be made by March 7, 2019, if possible. This is designed to be paid later, but we can work through those details. If online payment is not possible please contact your school Lit Jam coordinator and they can assist you.

Info for Lit Jam

Part of Lit Jam each year is a literacy contest for students in Lassen County in grades 3-8. For
students to participate in Lit Jam, they must submit an entry in one of the following categories:
· Narrative
· Expository
· Poetry
Graphic Arts:
· Digital Photography with a descriptive paragraph
· Book jacket design
· Illustration with a descriptive paragraph
· PowerPoint Presentation
· Speech
· 3-5 minute Video
Students may not enter more than two categories.
Entries are read and scored using a rubric provided to the judges. Each piece is read by two judges.
Awards are given for Superior, Excellent, and Participation.
All entries must fit within this year's theme- Explore More: Adventures Around the World
"Lit Jam" Addresses 
California State Standards
What Will Students Do at “Lit Jam”? 
  • Spend the afternoon (1:00 – 7:00 p.m.) with students, grades 3-8, who share an interest in writing, illustration, and literature.
  • Experience live presentations by visiting authors, illustrators, and storytellers.
  • Actively participate in one, small-group workshop.
  • Enjoy a lively awards ceremony.
  • Purchase books and obtain autographs from visiting guests.

Past Lit Jam Photos

Box Tales Theater Co.

Margo Sorenson, Author

Patricia Newman, Author

Steve Gray, Illustrator

J & J Performing Arts