April 07, 2019
12:00 AM


The Wild Detectives View map
314 W. 8th Street,


Sunday, April 7, 11am–2pm

To celebrate National Letter Writing Month, families are invited to The Wild Detectives bookshop in Oak Cliff's third annual Address Me: Everything Needed to Send a Piece of You.

The Wild Detectives will provide dozens of stationery and postcard options, stamps, pens, working typewriters, and tips on the art of letter writing. All you’ll need is the address of a loved one.

Activities also include: an exhibit of vintage letters, including correspondences of local significance, curated by the Dallas Public Library; artists and calligraphers from Kaligrafos to hand-address your envelopes; fountain pen tutorials with the Dallas Pen Club; and the opportunity to write secret notes of encouragement with Spread Joy 24-7.

Letter writing shouldn’t be a dying art. Expressive writing has been linked to stress reduction and
an overall sense of well-being. Virginia Woolf called it “the humane art, which owes its origins to
the love of friends” and Emily Dickinson likened it to immortality.

Attendance and writing supplies are free. Donations welcome.