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The Lost Art of Letter Writing
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With Samara O'Shea, author of For the Love of Letters: A 21st-Century Guide to the Art of Letter Writing

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When was the last time you wrote a letter—on paper? In longhand. Can’t remember? What difference does it make anyway?

Plenty, says this week’s guest, who reminds us just why we’re missing out in a big way if we opt for electronic communications alone.

Samara O'Shea is the founder of LetterLover.net a letter-writing service, and the author of For the Love of Letters: A 21st-Century Guide to the Art of Letter Writing. She has just finished her second book, Note to Self: On Keeping a Journal and Other Dangerous Pursuits, to be published by HarperCollins in the summer of 2008. She lives outside Philadelphia.

Please join Samara and host Paula B. as we linger over letters, including:

  • Why we should write letters
  • How to write love, sympathy, and thank you letters
  • Why she wasn’t able to include any of James Joyce’s erotic letters in her book.

Samara also shares letters from famous personalities like actress Sarah Bernhardt and poet John Keats.

After the interview, commentator Jeff DeRego tells us why he's still throwing his copies of Writers Digest across the room.

Interviewee: Samara O'Shea
Host: Paula B.
Date: April 6, 2008
Running time: 49:38
File size: 24 megabytes
Rating: G
Samara O'Shea's Web site: LetterLover.net

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