From Quill to Twitter – A fundraiser for Martha’s Vineyard Community Services
Lee Wolf and Jordan Cohen read letters to and from famous and infamous characters from antiquity to today. As the art or letter-writing erodes before our eyes, we risk losing a valuable window on the personal relationships, and private reflections that shape so much of our history.
Consider Agrippina’s plea to her son, Nero, to spare her life; or a young woman’s plaintive entreaty for help from Margaret Sanger to avoid another life-threatening pregnancy; or Eleanor Roosevelt’s sorrowful love letters to Lorena Hitchcock longing for her company.
Well-wrought epistles such as these are priceless reminders of the power of the pen to capture and memorialize key moments in the lives of ordinary and not-so-ordinary people.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center
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