Friday, May 6th: Keep in Touch
When was the last time you wrote a letter to a friend or loved one? Or when was the last time you snapped a selfie to send to a friend or loved one? You've probably already taken a few selfies today, but take some more while you write letters and learn calligraphy at our next Free Friday on May 6th! Inspired by our exhibition Personal Correspondents: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn, we celebrate the art of keeping in touch through text and image over the last 150 years with an evening full of activities!
Stop by Brooklyn Historical Society from 5pm to 9pm for:
- a calligraphy workshop from the Society of Scribes
- lessons on how to take your iPhone photos up to pro level with BKC
- a love letter-writing station to write to folks who really need them with More Love Letters
- tours of Personal Correspondents with the exhibition curator
- a photo booth
- photography equipment and Civil War-era photographs from the BHS archival collection
And at 7:30pm, join us for a very special reading with seven of Brooklyn's most dynamic writers. Each writer has written a letter to his or her younger self with tips on how best to survive and thrive in Brooklyn. Don't miss Kevin Seccia (Punching Tom Hanks), Maurice Decaul, Tanwi Nandini (Bright Lines), Bernice McFadden (The Book of Harlan), Adelle Waldman (The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.), Matt Gallagher (Youngblood), and Jazmine Hughes (The New York Times Magazine).
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Upcoming 2016 Free Fridays:
Free Fridays are supported by the George Hannah Society, a committee of culturally engaged young professionals, including:
Ryan A. Donaldson