Noun: Writer. Speaker. Creative.
Hannah Brencher believes in the power of pen and paper, and has started a global initiative that encourages strangers to exchange love letters. Today she runs The World Needs More Love Letters, a letter exchange dedicated to connecting strangers across the globe through the art of letter writing
The Office of Student Involvement and Activities presents:
Leadership Lounge Series
Monday, November 18th 11 am at The UnderGround
In today’s technology, everyone is connected to one another through the simple click of a button. From social media networking sites like Facebook to the use of emailing, every individual is connected with the help of the internet.
However, has technology completely phased out the old fashion way of writing a letter? Has our society raised our noses to the thought of having to actually pick up a pen and write on a piece of paper instead of just quickly typing it down on a keyboard or keypad? Critics believe that in another 20 years or so, a young generation of technology savy individuals will laugh in disbelief that a letter and pen was a way to communicate with one another.
Hannah Brencher’s mother always wrote her letters. So when she felt herself bottom into depression after college, she did what felt natural — she wrote love letters and left them for strangers to find. The act has become a global initiative, The World Needs More Love Letters, which rushes handwritten letters to those in need of a boost.
To Hannah Brencher, writing a letter is so much more than just an old fashion way of communicating to another person. It’s much deeper than that. When you take the time to write a letter to someone, it’s on a personal note. It shows that person that you care because instead of typing out a quick hello email to them, you’re actually taking the time to write down your thoughts and feelings into words on paper.
They’re more than just letters. They are love letters.
Come to The Underground on November 18 at 11 am and hear more about Hannah Brencher and The World Needs More Love Letters.