Letters Aloud is a live reading series where great actors give voice to deeply personal letters written by famous people throughout history. Accompanied by live music and thoughtful imagery—it’s an entertaining and poignant reminder of how correspondence has changed over the years and how truly valuable a handwritten (or typewritten) letter can be.
Letters Aloud was founded in 2013 by Paul Morgan Stetler, as a way to connect a live audience to historical figures through their intimate personal correspondence. “I’ve always been a big fan of reading letters from famous people,” said Stetler, “and recently stumbled upon some fantastic websites devoted to sharing images of rare letters. I’d find myself constantly reading these letters aloud to my wife and friends. They’re so personal—it feels like the person is speaking right to you from the past.”
It’s voyeuristic as hell, fun, and one of Letter Aloud fans put it, “it’s like literary crack.”
Pre-purchase tickets online or drop by Grassroots Guitar. Tickets may be available for purchase at the door.
Fairbanks Concert Association
P.O. Box 80547
Fairbanks, AK 99708
Ticket prices: http://fairbanksconcert.org/tickets/