But today I was intrigued by For Books’ Sake and its mention of letter-writing events at the Freeword Flow Festival in London. There was a letter-writing workshop this afternoon followed by a letter-writing club night this evening. Do we really need to be taught how to write letters? Are we that out of touch with pen and paper?
It seems so.
Gone are the days when, as Jane Austen wrote in Pride and Prejudice, “the arrival of letters was the first grand object of every morning’s impatience.”
So make yourself a cup of tea, get out your best fountain pen, dig up that beautiful stationery I know you have hidden at the back of a desk drawer, and write a letter to someone you love.