Letters Livecelebrates the enduring power of literary correspondence.
Inspired by To the Letter by Simon Garfield and Letters of Note by Shaun Usher, Letters Live celebrates letters.
From Virginia Woolf's heart-breaking suicide letter to the recipe for drop scones sent by Queen Elizabeth II to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal to Hitler for calm; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan to a remarkable job application from Leonardo da Vinci, Letters Live captures the humour, seriousness, sadness and brilliance that make up all of our lives.
The diverse selection of memorable letters will be read by a line-up of actors, musicians and writers including Caitlin Moran, James Rhodes, Matt Berry, Kerry Fox and Juliet Stevenson, with more to be confirmed.
A World Book Night event
In association with The Reading Agency