Yep! I just got word that I will be giving a letter writing seminar at the Philadelphia Pen Show on Saturday, January 12 at 3 PM. I am really hoping that those who can come out will. I am looking forward to my (hopefully) upgraded presentation from the DC show!
Truth be told, I have not read this book, but I hope to buy it soon (regardless of the Amazon review).
For the uninitiated, Hildegard of Bingen was a Christian Mystic, a Benedictine Abbess, and a polymath. I have known about her for many years due to the Anonymous 4 recording of her music. As a former student of classical composition at Rutgers University, I was blown out of the water by her approach and skill. While I would never consider myself in the same league as her, I dabble in many fields and am intrigued in what her letters would be like. The time period and religious hierarchy must have been rather hard for her amazing presence as a woman and her letters formal. Still, I am curious as to her ability to stand her ground within it all. Should be a good read....
One of my favorite all time writers is Samuel Beckett. I tried thee times to put on a production of "Waiting for Godot" (I was to be Vladimir) but the wheels always fell off.
Regardless, here is a book of his letters. It is three volumes. I have one of them but... well, it is Beckett and one tends to be disappointed when ones delves too deep within the personal life of one's heroes.
While I am adverse to put love letter writing on this blog (in no time it would progress to 50 Shades of Grey stuff) I cannot help but put up something about the writings of George Carlin to his wife, Sally Wade. I have not read or brought the book, but I have seen selections. It is sweet and the act of writing someone you are spending your life with is rather amazing. The reviews on Amazon seem to be pretty mixed.
For your viewing pleasure: http://www.lettersofnote.com/2011/04/romantic-mr-carlin.html