It’s been a while, and I miss you.
I thought you might like to know that we’re trying to pull together a book of letters to you. It’ll be called The Peace Letters, because, you know, that’s what the book will be filled with… hopefully.
The thinking so far is for the content to be hopeful and reflective/heartfelt: to reflect the creative, caring, thinking, humane, funny, empathic and resilient side of humanity–everything that the recent attacks in Paris and Beirut are not.
The end product will be a book filled with letters, and hopefully some illustrations, from across the globe. My hope is for the book to contain a mix of letters from better known people (writers, visual artists,philosophers, parents, children, scientists, athletes, leaders etc) and those not so well known. Letters may be just a few lines, or up to 500 words.Letters may also be in graphic/illustrated format.
Tiny Owl will cover the cost of printing and distribution, while others have offered editing skills, design and layout expertise–for which I’m incredibly grateful.
While it would be a fantastic feat to have such a publication out before Christmas, February may be a better release date target. Contributions would need to be submitted to Tiny Owl (via email to tinyowl [at] thepeaceletters [dot] com) by the end of the first week in December to make that happen.
As you’ve probably guessed, all contributions will be donated to the project. As always, copyright will remain with the author/illustrator and I’ll have a one page agreement drawn up to ensure contributors are clear and informed.
All proceeds from sales will go to the UNHCR, but I haven’t contacted them yet to confirm their interest.I’m hoping they’ll be cool with that.
It’s been too long since we’ve talked, but that’s probably enough for now. I’m hoping you’ll get a lot of letters pretty soon though.