FAU 'Real Mail Fridays' to Send Joy around the World with Letter Writers
Florida Atlantic University's Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts plans to send joy throughout the world during "Real Mail Fridays," a series of gatherings designed to inspire people to write letters to family and friends. The series will take place on the first Friday of each month beginning on March 8, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the Jaffe Center's book studio at the Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. John Cutrone, the Jaffe Center's director, said the monthly gatherings will bring back memories for some, and will introduce the art of writing letters by hand, one of the oldest forms of communication, to a younger generation. "We live in a digital world and some of us communicate mostly through text messages and emails," said Cutrone. "When we receive a handwritten letter in our mailbox, it is a moment out of time and small cause for celebration." Letter writers can bring stationery and pens, or use some of the center's complimentary handmade paper, pens and inks, sealing wax and rubber stamps. There will be free postage stamps, and complimentary cookies, tea and coffee will be served. Cost to attend is $10. For more information, call 561-297-0455 or visit www.jaffecollection.org.
Photo of mail that Terry Chouinard of Memphis sent to John Cutrone, director of FAU's Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts.