Welcome to Letters Trellis. Based on the idea of celebrating the art of correspondence, Letters Trellis is a project to encourage the writing of traditional letters. It recalls an experience in Grignan, France, where there is an annual festival to acknowledge the joy and connection possible through posted correspondence. Courtyard spaces offer table, chair and stationery for visitors to write a letter. At the end of each day, the envelopes are posted and mailed as a service from the community. Letter Trellis was formed to offer this same experience for visitors to Winchester community events, such as the Farmer’s Market. With funding from the Winchester Cultural Council (and Mass Cultural Council), Letters Trellis provides materials, space, and ideas to prompt the creation of handwritten messages from one to another.

Regrettably we have to postpone this session on September 17th. We hope to see you on October 15th for the last event of the 2022 market season.

Letters Trellis is returning for the 2022 season. Once again, we will offer materials and encouragement to pen a letter to a loved one or acquaintance. Please watch for our tent and ‘trellis-sheltered’ writing desk and stop by for some conversation about letters. You are welcome to use our desk and stationery to create your message. We’ll stamp and mail any letters you write at the market.

Tentative dates for the 2022 season at the Winchester Farmers Market are:

  • June 18th

  • July 16th

  • August 20th

  • September 17th - regrets, no session on this date.

  • October 15th

We would love to hear about your letter writing experience with Letters Trellis: please fill out the survey and let us know your experience. https://forms.gle/kNoBqDkJ6eNKxpXM7 . Thank you!

See you there!

[2022-06-13 updated]