Correspondence & Community

Mail Art Master Laboratory
May 25th (Sunday) from 2:00-4:30pm
Location: Blue Buddha Boutique (Chicago, IL)
Max class size: 10 adventurers
Take-home items: Envelope templates & suprise 3D postal project

Expand your mail beyond paper and the 2D and turn it into an artform. The founders of the Letter Writers Alliance will walk you through the steps to make your own envelopes out of various materials and how to mail almost anything through the post. This class will teach you how to push the limits of mail regulations and inspire you to make some show-stopping mail. Armed with our knowledge of tips and tricks, mailing protocols, and material suggestions you'll see everything as a potential postal item.

Come inspired and leave this class with a bounty of unique envelopes, envelope templates, and a surprise 3D item that will be ready to mail at the end of the event.

$50 for L.W.A. members | $55 for non-members
Membership number required for member discount

Member # (if applicable)

If you have any questions about the event(s) available, do not hesitate to contact us at
16sparrows (at) gmail (dot) com.


What is the difference between a Social, Workshop, and Laboratory?
Since everyone is interested in different aspects of mail, here are the differences between the events we host:
Socials are informal gatherings that where we get together with typewriters and write letters.
Workshops are focused on teaching you how to do something along a theme.
L.W.A. Laboratory is where we invite you to experiment with us while exploring a specialized aspect of letter writing. Perks are small-groups, individual attention from Kathy & Donovan, focused themes, and take-home treats so you continue tinkering at home

Are you available for private events and lectures?
Kathy and Donovan are available for talks and events on letter writing, mail art, and other postal fun. From lectures on the history of letters to demonstrations on creating your own envelopes to private letter social parties, we have done it all. Contact us to see if we can plan something special for your next event: 16sparrows (at) gmail (dot) com

World-wide Event Calendar [link]
Since we can't make it to every city/state/town that our members are in, some of our most amazing members have started hosting their own letter socials. We keep track of all L.W.A. Letter Socials hosted by ourselves and our members on our event calendar. If you are going to host a Letter Social, please let us know and we'll add it to the event calendar.