Rediscovering the Lost Tradition of Letter Writing – Lauren Groff: The Epistolary Novel and the Creation of Selfhood

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021
From 5pm to 5:10pm Eastern Time


Contact: AARP New York

As many of us age, our social circles and support networks diminish. During a pandemic, this is even more true. Many have turned to the virtual space to connect.  AARP and Writers & Books ask prominent writers about the lost tradition of letter writing and its capacity to keep us connected to others but also to ourselves.

Before the internet gave us so many ways to communicate instantly, people sat down to compose and send off a message that often took several days to be delivered.
Significant care was taken about what was important to convey and what details would convey it. 
Rediscovering the Lost Tradition of Letter Writing is a five-part series that explores the ways that, throughout our lives and throughout history, letters have helped us understand our ancestry -- the families, cultures, conditions and events that shape us.  This series of short videos offers a look at what we might gain by reanimating that lost tradition.

Register for your reminder and join us for the fourth video in this five-part series with award-winning novelist Lauren Groff to explore how the details we choose to share and amplify about ourselves represent the crafting of not only our own image but also the selves we aspire to become.
Join us for the live airing of this thought-provoking short video on Tuesday, February 23rd at 5:00 p.m. sharp.

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