This is an amazing campaign by Stephen Elliot – “Letters in the Mail”.
They say that our post offices might be a thing of the past? Maybe, maybe not – but it is a fact that we have stopped writing letters and have relied on e-mailing to keep in touch with friends and family. While e-mailing has its good side, not to long ago I remember how much I enjoyed getting a letter in mail from an old friend and writing back. In today’s world of Facebooking and e-mailing, letter writing seems to be a thing of the past. Maybe with Stephen Elliot’s campaign we might be able to keep the art of letter writing alive and saving the US Postal Service. It means taking some “time” – but the rewards just might be wroth it. Give it ago. I know, I’d rather open a letter then a bill.
The Rumpus and Housing Works Present: Letters In The Mail. A Celebration of Printed Correspondence.
Featuring Stephen Elliott, Jonathan Ames, Emily Gould, Tao Lin, Marie Calloway, Michelle Orange and Ariana Reines; with music by Alina Simone.
The Rumpus is finally starting a print subscription. It’s called Letters in the Mail. Almost every week you’ll receive a letter, in the mail. Letter writers will include Dave Eggers, Tao Lin, Stephen Elliott, Janet Fitch, Nick Flynn, Margaret Cho, Cheryl Strayed, Marc Maron, Elissa Schappell, Wendy MacNaughton, Emily Gould, and Jonathan Ames. Think of it as the letters you used to get from your creative friends, before this whole internet/email thing. More information and subscribe here.