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.
Adjusting to current physical distancing recommendations to maintain health, our focus has temporarily shifted away from an inviting writing desk perched on the Town Common during Farmer’s Markets to a new format, called Post It Forward. Post It Forward references the idea of reaching out to others through small acts of kindness that move from one person to the next. We provide letter writing materials for penning two letters, along with four activities such as “Get Started”, "Hand Writing", "Feeding Your Inner Writer", and "Letters of Gratitude". You may find these in the Activities tab.
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!
Letters Trellis will return to the market in 2021 with more fun things to do with letter writing. See you there!