Author(s): Karen Benke
Connect to your friends through "handwritten" notes, cards, letters, and postcards an interactive workbook that encourages creative interactions between friends through the written word, complete with cross-outs, smudges, and parenthetical asides. Put down that smartphone and pick up a pen! Texting and e-mail have taken over our correspondence, but Karen Benke is ready to change that. Through prompts that invite penning short postcard-size notes, ideas for sending cards "just because," and inspired letter-writing exercises, "Pass That Note! "offers limitless possibilities for connecting with your friends in more personal, unique, and creative ways. Use the book for its letter-writing ideas, tear out pages to send to friends, or write in it as a journal to record big ideas for future correspondence. No matter how you use it, you'll be connecting with the people you care about the most in ways that are surprising, fun, and heartfelt. Contributors include: Neil Gaiman, Jon J Muth, Ruth Ozeki, Wendy Mass, Gary Snyder, Norman Fischer, Natalie Goldberg, Jane Hirshfield, Claire Dederer, Albert Flynn DeSilver, Alison Luterman, Sam Hamill, Ava Dellaira, Lucille Lang Day, and J. Ruth Gendler."
If you want to direct a young soul towards the great pleasures of letter writing, then "Write Back Soon!" is the book for you . . . and them. Nick Bantock, author of the Griffin and Sabine books ""Write Back Soon!" inspires us to write from the heart and not just with our fingertips flying across a screen. Bravo, Karen Benke! And thanks for thewonderful examples of letter writers far and wide." Monica Brown, author of "Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People""
KAREN BENKE is the creator of two popular books on creative writing adventures, "Rip the Page!" and" Leap Write In!" (Roost Books) as well as a poetry collection, "Sister" (Conflux Press). She handwrites a monthly snail-mail "Museletter," which reaches kids of all ages both nationally and internationally. She has taught with the California Poets in the Schools program for twenty-plus years and regularly leads Inspired Creativity Workshops for kids and adults at Book Passage Bookstore in Corte Madera, California, and in schools and libraries. With her husband, twelve-year-old son, and a cat named Clive, she lives north of the Golden Gate Bridge, where she prefers letters delivered to her physical mailbox, though she can be reached at her virtual one via www.karenbenke.com."