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Gentle Readers, would you be writers?
You can join the fun this year by providing mail for the HMS Acasta‘s mail bag at the Jane Austen Festival. Maybe you can’t go, but why shouldn’t your letter?*
Read more here about the suggestions for types of letters, and the characters to whom you may write. It’s on my list of neat things to try to get done.
*Hot tip: Jo Baker, author of Longbourn, will be there. Creative writing, author talks and dressing in high-waisted gowns? Why am I not going? (Because I have too much to do in July!)
I’m going to the aussie Jane Austen festival next weekend, so may contemplate writing a packet letter while I’m away.
Fun! I’m thinking about doing this, and hope you will. In fact, a historic letters circle would be great deal of fun…and work, but mostly fun.
Sounds fun! I’ve transcribed so many letters lately that writing an original one is very appealing.