July/August 2020: Connected by Words

Words have power. To hurt. To build. To destroy. To uplift. Some people remember only the unkind things said to them. Others focus on the positive. But across the centuries, words have connected us—in songs, in poetry, and above all, through letters. Before text messages, famous authors, presidents, and ordinary friends exchanged letters. Waited weeks or even months for a reply. Letters tell us who they were. Others fell in love over letters, as my parents did.

Join us as we explore movies, books, and histories… told through letters. New articles go live every Saturday through the summer. We hope the following articles will inspire you to write someone you love.

The links go live on the assigned dates. Enjoy!


Seduction Ends in Destruction: Dangerous Liaisons, by Charity Bishop (July 5)

History Through Letters: Charlotte Bronte and Ellen Nussey, by Veronica Leigh (July 11)

A Love Letter, by Jessica Prescott (July 18)

Lark Rise to Candleford: A Woman Named Dorcas Lane, by Charity Bishop (July 25)

Shopping for Mail: The Letters of The Shop Around the Corner and You’ve Got Mail, by Rachel Sexton (Aug 1)

Bonded by Words: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Rachel Kovaciny (Aug 8)

Signed, Sealed, Delivered, by Kirsty Pearce (Aug 15)

The Screwtape Letters, by Carol Starkey (Aug 22)

The Letters of Flannery O’Connor – Writing about Writing, and Turning Thoughts Towards God, by Victoria Williams (Aug 29)

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