Founders Kathy & Donovan talking about mail art to a private group
in February 2011. Photo by Isabel Gonzalez
Talks, Lectures, and Classes
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
From left to right: Envelope making at Read/Write Library for Atlas Obscura Day, typewriters at a Letter Social at Renegade Craft, & a mail art party at Greer Chicago.
Upcoming L.W.A. Hosted Events
March 10th (Sunday) - Chicago, IL
Letter Writing Social, 2pm-4:30pm
Read/Write Library, 914 N. California Ave., Walton Entrance, Chicago, IL 60622
April 6th (Saturday) - Oak Park, IL
Letter Writing Social, Time: TBA
Pieritz Brothers Inc, 401 S Blvd # 4, Oak Park, IL 60302
April 29th (Sunday) - Chicago, IL
Letter Writing Event, Time: TBA
The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
In collaboration with Read/Write Library
May. 2nd (Thursday) - Chicago, IL
Mail Art Workshop, 6pm-7:30pm
Chicago Public Library, West Town Branch, 1625 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
Free, please RSVP. R.S.V.P. at 312.743.0450 or register in person at West Town Library.
What is the difference between a workshop and a letter social?
Letter socials are a gathering where we let you tap away on typewriters. There is stationery, rubber stamps, and other mail art materials free for your use. Workshops are more structured and follow a lesson plan. You will learn how to do something new at a workshop and they will normally have a theme.
How much does it cost to attend?
Letter socials are free to attend. Workshops require RSVP or registration. Some workshops have a charge, but the price is noted if there is any fee. If you see no price listed, it is free.
Should I bring anything?
An address book and postage stamps. We do have some vintage postage for sale if you want to use some fancy looking stamps. You can also bring your own supplies, but we have all you need to leave with a ready to post letter.