Correspondence & Community

Fountain Pen Laboratory
Saturday, Oct. 11th from 1-3pm
Location: Greer, 1657 N Wells St, Chicago, IL

Get to know all the tips and tricks of fountain pens. We will take you from nib to end cap and you will leave more confident in your pen use. You will receive your own new Kaweco Sport and cartridge to learn with and take home to test out all your new skills.

Class limited to 6 people.
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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.