Correspondence & Community

LWA in the Press
If you would like to feature L.W.A. in an article or interview Kathy & Donovan, please go to the media page or contact us via email

WBEZ: Leah Pickett
February 8, 2013, "Be awesome, write letters"

Leah talks about her history with letters and why you should do it too. Read more at WBEZ.

January 30, 2013, "Pigeon Post"

A friend sends Tina Roth Eisenberg a Pigen Post and her postman has a bit of fun. Read more at smissmiss.

December 2012, "An Initiative against the death of physical communication: Letter Writers Alliance"

An interview of Kathy and Donovan by Thea Neubauer.

November 8, 2012, "Go Postal with the Letter Writers Alliance"

The awesome Jennifer Paull interviews us about our future plans and why we write.

Chicago Sun-Times
September 10, 2012, "Scenes from the Renegade Craft Fair"

The Letter Writers Alliance was featured in a review of the 2012 Renegade Craft Fair. Includes information on our Pigeon Post. View slideshow on their website.

Houston Chronicle
September 13, 2012, "Letter Writers Fall in Love with Mail Again"

An article about pen pals and postcards. Read on the Chronicle website.

Kaufman Mercantile
September 12, 2012, "The Letter Writers Alliance"

On the importance of letter writing. Read the post on their website.

William Arthur
September 19th, 2012, "Thoughts on Writing: The LWA"

A feature on the stationery copmpany William Arthur's blog. Read the post on their website.

Crane & Co.
August 29, 2012, "Post Script: Donovan Beeson"

Donovan was interviewed for the stationery makers Crane & Co.'s blog. Read the interview on their website.

Crafty Pod podcast
February 2012

Donovan was interviewed for Crafty Pod's February podcast to talk about letters, INtangible Blog, and the Letter Writers Alliance.

Listen to the podcast on the Crafty Pod site.

Craft Business Heros / Handbook
2012 publications

Kathy was included in the sister books Craft Business Heros and Craft Business Handbook to represent both the Letter Writers Alliance and 16 Sparrows.

BBC World Service
October 30, 2009

Kathy was interviewed for BBC's The World Today for a series of interviews of postal workers around the world. Kathy's section was added to discuss the dying art of letter writing and its relationship with technology. Originally aired on October 30, 2009.

Listen to the interview
(The beginning of the sound bite includes the ending of the previous postal worker's interview.)

Good Mail Day
2009 publication

The Letter Writers Alliance and some of its member exclusive stationery was included in the book Good Mail Day: A Primer for Making Eye-Popping Postal Art by Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler.

Time Out Chicago
June 2011

The Letter Writers Alliance, a member-based group founded by 16 Sparrows, was featured in Time Out Chicago. We host monthly letter writing socials, which was where we were interviewed about our tips for writing more letters. Read the online version of the article at the Time Out website.

Red Eye
June 2011

One of the Letter Writers Alliance letter writing socials was featured in the Red Eye. Read the article on the Red Eye website.

Indiana Public Media
April 2010

Kathy was featured in "Keeping Alive The Lost Art Of Letter-Writing" by Indiana Public Media on April 26, 2010.

Listen to the segment on the Indiana Public Media, WFIU website

The Modern Letter | December 18, 2007

Talking Letters with Kathy & Donovan of
16 Sparrows and the Letter Writers Alliance

The Modern Letter Project talks to Kathy & Donovan of 16 Sparrows and the Letter Writers Alliance--one of our favorite projects online that combines pen pal'ing with the best of well-design stationery. Kathy talks about her problem with cursing and love for the historical; Donovan shares her love for zombies and thoughts on why we ought to keep writing letters.

Read entire interview on The Modern Letter website.
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