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From Me to You: Brighton Letter Writing Workshop

  • New Writing South 9 Jew Street Brighton, BN1 1UT (map)

From Me to You: Brighton Letter Writing Workshop

New Writing South, 9 Jew St, Brighton, BN1 1UT
March 18th, 2pm - 3.30pm

Write that first letter to a friend who is ill.
Join us for an informal afternoon.
We will provide stationary and stamp and inspiration.
Just bring your pen

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From Me to You is about the simple art of writing a letter to a friend or family member suffering from cancer. Set up by Brian and Alison after Alison wrote letters to Brian while he was suffering from cancer. They want to encourage people to put pen to paper, and here some of the reasons why

  • You can fill a letter full of positivity, unlike the other things that comes through the letterbox – bills.

  • You can express emotions and feelings in letters that you might struggle to articulate face-to-face.

  • Letters are rarely misinterpreted, unlike texts and e-mails. A letter can’t be rushed so the intent and voice is stronger.

  • Letters are a wonderful opportunity for reflection – for both the writer and the reader.

  • Letters don’t just exist on a screen, they have a place in your home, your coat pocket or your bag.

  • The reader has a choice about where and when they open your letter. It can lift a mood, be a comfort or be saved for a special moment in the day.

  • Holding a letter engages the senses of touch and smell – 2 senses excluded from the digital age.

  • Letters create a legacy.

  • Research has shown that a routine of letter writing can increase levels of contentedness and lower instances of depression. Your lucky reader is not the only one benefiting