Sunday, April 10, 2011

Tweets meet Haikus for National Library Week


"Love your library/Write us a twaiku today/You could win fifty." That's an example of the twaiku honoring National Library Week.

The American Library Association launched the contest in honor of National Library Week. Participants are encouraged to submit their twaiku about their love and appreciaton of libraries. The winner gets a $50 gift certificate to Amazon.

So, what's a twaiku? It's the offspring of a haiku and Twitter, simply put. In the haiku tradition, it still consists of three lines with 5-7-5 syllables, respectively. But the tweet structure only allows 140 characters or 130 with the #nlwtwaiku tag.

The contest ends this Wednesday, April 13. All submissions must be tagged #nlwtwaiku. The winner will be announced after Saturday, April 16. Good luck!

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