Free Folger Friday: Write Your Renaissance Love Letter (2016)

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Free Folger Friday: Write Your Renaissance Love Letter , one of the Talks and Screenings at the Folger, was held in the The Haskell Center for Education and Public Programs on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 6:00pm.

At this special Valentine-themed event, Folger Curator and Archivist Heather Wolfe led a small group workshop on Renaissance-style love letters. Participants learned about the history of letter writing in Shakespeare’s day and were able to write and seal their own letters using early modern techniques. Supplies and sonnets were provided.

Heather Wolfe co-curated and co-edited Letterwriting in Renaissance England, a Folger exhibition and exhibition catalogue, with Alan Stewart, in 2004. The Folger has thousands of Renaissance letters in its collection.