Explore The Art And Craft Of Letter Writing

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Explore The Art And Craft Of Letter Writing

Writing a well-crafted letter by hand is one of life's simple pleasures. Receiving such a missive is another. It would be easy to assume that the practice is dying out with the ubiquity of emails, texts and tweets, and some predict the almost complete demise of handwriting in the coming decades. But is it true?

A debate this Sunday evening asks whether the internet, and social media in particular, has ruined the practice of letter writing. The two-hour event takes place at Homemade London, a craft and design centre on Seymour Place, Marylebone.

Earlier in the day, the venue plays host to various workshops and talks about letter writing. Learn how to fashion a romantic love letter or bind your own notebook, hang out with other epistolicoholics, and, bizarrely, discover how to make a garden you can send in the post.

The events are put together by the lovely Domestic Sluttery crew, whose home and lifestyle blog is among London's finest.

Paper and Penmanship runs at Homemade London, 21 Seymour Place, throughout the day on 18 September. Prices vary depending on which sessions you attend. See site for more details.

Last Updated 13 September 2011

Stephen Davids

I've been saying for years. The pen is mightier than the mouse....

michele

Do you remember when children were taught to write in cursive and not just taught to print?  In the US most schools are doing away with this. Is this the same in the UK>