We know that the act of writing letters helps us develop a better understanding of ourselves, which is a nice side effect of connecting with others. This year, we wanted to dig deeper still and see what we might learn by taking what is often considered a solitary act into a more public arena. Our launch events in Portland and San Francisco proved that there is indeed magic and power in the act of writing together.
Write_On + Schoolhouse Electric
Portlanders kicked off the Write_On Challenge in partnership with Schoolhouse Electric once again this year in their beautiful showroom. The energy was nothing short of magnetic. This sold-out event attracted letter-writing enthusiasts of all ages, who convened at the table, on the floor, and on couches — all in the name of letters!
As guests gathered for a meaningful evening of putting pen to paper, they fortified themselves with wine from Union Wine Co., brews from Occidental Brewing, delicious bites by Artemis Foods and candy magic from Quin. In honor of all things analog, DJ Aquaman provided the perfect vinyl soundtrack to the evening. Guests were invited to participate in a new activity this year by writing a "Letter to their Future Self." Next year, Egg Press will mail back all of the author's letters to themselves. But for now, they are safe and sound in a letter time-capsule.
Huge thanks to everyone who makes Write_On a smashing success year after year, and especially to Schoolhouse Electric for their generous spirit and inspiring space. We hope you enjoy the following moments as captured by resident Write_On photographer, Christa Fowles.
Write_On + Ritual Coffee
What better way to hone in on a letter-writing practice than to make it part of your daily ritual. Hello!Lucky teamed up with Ritual Coffee, for a two-part letter-writing party that served as the official San Francisco Write_On kick-off. To really drive home the habit, we’re offering one card from our Write_On kit with every coffee purchase at Ritual Coffee on Haight St. and Valencia St. during the month of April. No excuses!
We were so pleased with the response we received at the Haight Street and Valencia street events. We may be biased, but the coffee and card loving crowd might be our favorite! We gathered, we sipped, we wrote, and we did it all over again.
Special thanks to Ritual Coffee for co-hosting this Write_On event, to everyone who came out including the Sakura of America team, and to our sponsors for making Write_On possible.
Find a Write_On Party Near You
Although we've wrapped up our official Write_On launch parties, there’s still time to attend a community led Write_On event. Be sure to check out our Events Calendar for a look at what’s in store near you!
Host a Write_On Party
No events in your area? Host your own letter-writing party! We've crafted the perfect hosting tool. Practically a party in a box, our Party Pack includes useful letter-writing tools, tips, and inspiration, plus a few extra gifts that you can enjoy yourself as the host, or use as party favors. We have 9 Party Packs left, which include:
- 10 Letter-Writing Kits
- 10 Write_On Notebooks
- 1 Sakura of America Gelly Roll Moonlight fine point 10 pack
- Letterpress Printed Party Tip Sheet
- Digital Write_On Party Invitation (download)
- Literally Letters Playlist (download)
- 1 Write_On Enamel Pin
- 1 Write_On Tote Bag
- 1 Write_On Calendar with daily writing prompts
- A sweet little pouch of die cut confetti hot off the presses