Love Letters to the World – A Year in Postcards
Continuing on from the successful 2020 project Love Letters to the World A Year in Postcards – Love Letters to the World invited you to get your pens out and play with words with writers Claire Steele and Carole Pluckrose.
“Thanks to the national and international response to the wonderful writing that’s been shared during Lockdown in 2020, Pen to Print was delighted to support the project through 2021.”
This free project was open to all – No experience in writing was necessary, just the desire to share thoughts and send their voice into the world.
Each workshop invited participants to share their thoughts and feelings about experiences of the extraordinary times, and to document for today and for the future what it had been like to live in the unique moment, in this community, in your life.
Participants were guided through a series of writing prompts and exercises to release the storyteller in them and discover new ways of expressing their experience. Each week they received five beautiful postcards to send to friends, family and strangers with some of their words drawn from the workshops.
It was an opportunity to bring hearts and minds together with others in a free online Zoom meeting.
Love Letters to the World welcomes comments and posts on the Love Letters to the World Facebook page, but ask you not to post any submissions there to enter for live reading.
For information on this amazing project visit the Love Letters to the World Facebook page
Praise for Love Letters to the World Season One.
‘A really valuable experience that affords me some precious and protected ‘me’ time. Not only is it a warm and relaxing space but a stimulating and fruitful one. I have used several things written in these workshops for other writing commissions and projects.’
‘Brilliant, Inspiring, From the daily prompts to the workshops and leaving snippets of love letters on our country walks and getting feedback from those that found them. Appearing on a radio station in Iowa, U.S.A. by voice recording. appearing in the Pen to Print Magazine. Fantastic leaders to in Claire Steele and Carole Pluckrose and Pen to Print LBBD.’
‘It’s such a positive workshop my writing has gone places I never expected. I have met talented writers and I have enjoyed the sessions’
‘I can’t thank you enough for starting this project. I have enjoyed every single minute of it. Hope to work with you both again very soon.’
Write a five line piece that begins with the word - Wishing
Write what the light knows about love
Acrostic - make a five line piece of writing where the first letter of each line arranged vertically will spell the word H E A R T
Write a seven line piece that includes the words - lucky find
Write a piece that includes the phrase -These shining treasures
Write a piece of writing that begins - The book of love....
Write a piece that begins - My brilliant heart...
Write a piece that includes the phrase - how strange and fine
Write what the Girl in Red knows
Write a piece that begins - My blue, blue heart
Write a piece that includes the words - how close
Write a piece that begins - Remember this
Write a letter to the child whose hand you hold in your heart
Write a piece of writing that includes the words - love shines
Write a six-line piece that begins with the word We and ends with the word World
write what the love bird knows...
Three charms for love...
Make a piece of writing that begins 'Here I am....' with 3 cues from the image
Make a piece of writing that uses the words 'be sure...'
Make a piece of writing that begins with the words 'A storm...'
Write a piece that includes 'a promise' and 'a trick of the light'.
Won’t you dance?
What happens when it’s not yet too late.
Write a piece that includes the words 'today my heart...'
Write something that begins with the words 'This time...'
once a year ...
make a piece of writing that uses the words: a note on sweetness; a note on light
make a piece of writing that begins with the number 5 and ends with a kiss
"What I'm trying to say is that I lost her, just like I lost you. Perhaps you never really know a person or a place until you are lost."