Just in time for Valentine’s Day, join Folger Curator and Archivist Heather Wolfe for a small group workshop to create your own Renaissance-style love letter. Participants will learn about the history of letter writing in Shakespeare’s day and write and seal their own letters using early modern techniques.
Heather Wolfe is curator of the current Folger exhibition Shakespeare, Life of an Icon. She co-curated and co-edited Letterwriting in Renaissance England, a Folger exhibition and exhibition catalogue, with Alan Stewart, in 2004. The Folger has thousands of Renaissance letters in its collection, from which we will draw inspiration.