Some videos for you to watch tonight. I recently stumbled upon Letters Live, a charity event put on by Canongate Books, to aid The Reading Agency in Britain. The event brings together high profile performers reading out “correspondence deserving of a wider audience.” They celebrate the power of a letter in a remarkable and worthwhile way. They also want to highlight two of their titles: Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience, compiled by Shaun Usher, and To the Letter: A Journey Through a Vanishing World, by Simon Garfield. Both are available on Amazon.
Check out this year’s performers (including Caitlin Moran and Matt Berry): http://www.canongate.tv/discover/letterslive/ They are all worth watching.
Always remember that, nine times out of ten, you are not having a nervous breakdown. You just need a cup of tea and a biscuit. You would be amazed how easily and repeatedly you can confuse the two. Get a big biscuit tin.
And for some other video bits from Stephen Fry and Russell Brand on letter writing, check out this Guardian link.