A project connecting people, through the magic of correspondence and old-fashioned letter writing.
Roscommon Arts Centre in association with the LIVE Network
Roscommon Arts Centre, together with the LIVE Network are delighted to announce an exciting new letter writing project with acclaimed writer Patrick DeWitt, author of ‘The Sisters Brothers’ and ‘French Exit’.
Patrick will write a series of letters to members of the public in Roscommon over the coming weeks as we reach out and connect with the community, and in particular older people. Each week, project participants will receive a letter from the writer which they are encouraged (but not obliged) to respond to by return post. At the end of the project, those who participated will be invited to meet Patrick, joining him online for a virtual cup of tea.
Patrick deWitt is the author of the critically acclaimed Ablutions, as well as the novels Undermajordomo Minor and The Sisters Brothers, which was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. Both The Sisters Brothers and his most recent novel French Exit, have been released as movies. French Exit was produced by Sony Pictures and starred Michelle Pfeiffer in the lead role of Frances. Born in British Columbia, Canada, Patrick now resides in Portland, Oregon.
This project has commenced and Patrick is now corresponding with 15 older people over a seven week period throughout the county.
“Yours Sincerely – Patrick deWitt” is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland as part of Roscommon Arts Centre’s Mini Spring Programme of Events