Vermont College of Fine Arts Faculty (Writing for Children and Young Adults):
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An Occasional Post
March 10, 2014
Remember letters? Epistles? In my entirely forgotten youth, people wrote them to each other. They used pencil or pen (fountain pens! Inkblots! Ruined items!) and paper. Later they used typewriters. Sometimes, thinking they were being ever so cool, they wrote to their camp friends on birchbark or on toilet paper. My friend Howie always signed his missives with a drawing of a banjo, just like Pete Seeger. My father signed his with a round, smiling face (Oh, my fatherís letters are another story entirely). People wrote back. Mailboxes contained personal mail. (more…)