If you would like to bring The Love Lettering Project to your event, host a writing workshop or having Lindsay speak about community engagement, please contact Lindsay at loveletteringproject [at] gmail.com
The Love Lettering Project 2020
Word-Play’s Writing In The City creative writing program
I have had the great privilege of leading a creative writing workshop with a group of Grade 6 students this fall through Word-Play’s Writing In The City program. More here!
Thank You Letters to Heroes, Part III: A collaboration with Gabe Thirlwall in which we ask people to write thank you postcards to progressive female-identifying politicians (to counter the vitriolic, abusive mail they get all. the. time).
The Love Lettering Project 2019
March-June 2019: Writing The City at Parkdale and High Park libraries. Funded by the Ontario Arts Council. More here!
July 20, 2019: Word on the Street / the BIG on Bloor Festival. More here!
2019: Thank You Letters to Heroes, Parts I and II: A collaboration with Gabe Thirlwall in which we ask people to write thank you postcards to progressive female-identifying politicians (to counter the vitriolic, abusive mail they get all. the. time).
The Love Lettering Project 2018
2018/19: Toronto’s Parkdale Library and Annette St. Library will be hosting Writing The City: city-based and Love Lettering Project-inspired workshops for adults. Funded by the Ontario Arts Council. Info, including dates, here and here.
September 23, 2018: Word On The Street Festival at the Learning Station from 3:15-4pm
May 12, 2018: Spring into Parkdale Festival, Close Ave. and Queen W from 11am-6pm. More here!
The Love Lettering Project 2017
Ongoing: There are pop-up Love Lettering Project events happening throughout the U.S. with stops in Chicago, Boston, L.A., Atlanta, Riverside, CA, Ukiah, CA, Okemos, MI, among others). Contact Lindsay for more information.
February 14, 2017: Valentine’s Day at York Woods Library, Room 1, 1785 Finch Ave W. 6-7pm. Presented by the Toronto Public Library. More from the event here!
February 25, 2017: Toronto for Everyone’s Community Fair at Honest Ed’s, 581 Bloor St. W. 1-3pm
September-November 2017: Toronto’s Parkdale Library will be hosting city-based and Love Lettering Project-inspired workshops for adults and youth. Funded by the Ontario Arts Council. Dates and information here!
September 15, 2017: The Love Lettering Project launched the United Way Peel Region’s 2017 campaign kick off. Century Gardens Recreation Centre – 340 Vodden St E, Brampton, ON L6V 2N2; 9-11 am. Check out letters from the event.
May 2016: Join the Love Lettering Project + the David Suzuki Foundation’s 30xo30 Challenge and spend 30 minutes in nature for the 30 days of May, and write love letters to what you love about the natural world. #lovenature. More info here!
April and May 2016: Lindsay Zier-Vogel is a tdsbCREATES Artist Mentor and is taking The Love Lettering Project to Broadacres P.S. to write love letters with students in Grades 3 and 4. Check out photos from the 5-week project here
April 22, 2016: The Love Lettering Project is partnering with the David Suzuki Foundation to celebrate the natural world on Earth Day. Write a love letter to nature from 11am-2pm at Brookfield Place, 181 Bay St., on the concourse level. Check out photos from the event here!
The Love Lettering Project 2015
September 27, 2015: Join Lindsay as she partners with the David Suzuki Foundation for the Homegrown National Park Crawl. Trinity Bellwoods 12-2pm (and then the project heads north tracing Garrison Creek to Christie Pits)
June 6, 2015: Write a love letter during the 100 in 1 Day event with United Way’s GenNext volunteers. 10am-1pm, Trinity Bellwoods Park
May 2, 2015: Write a love letter during the Jane’s Walk: The Railpath and its possibilities. 3:30 onwards at the top edge of the Railpath, Toronto. Check out love letters from the event here!
April 30, 2015: Write a love letter during the Jane’s Walk Launch Party. Celebrate Jane Jacobs and the 2015 festival and write a love letter to this glorious city! 6pm – 9pm at Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St. Check out love letters from the launch here!
The Love Lettering Project 2014 (10th anniversary):
July 5-6: Write a love letter to Toronto’s art scene at the Toronto Outdoor Art Show’s Art Now stage. 12:30-4:30 at the covered stage at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto. (more info here!)
May 2014: Northern Tour: Lindsay collaborated with DreamCatcher Mentoring for a three-city tour of Canada’s North. Supported in part by the Canada Council for the Arts, Lindsay asked high school students and teachers to write and create love letters to the places they live and anonymously distribute them throughout their communities. As a long-term DCM mentor, she shared her experiences as a community engagement artist and writer.
- Read about Whitehorse events here (and also here!)
- Read about Fort Smith love lettering
- Read about Yellowknife love lettering
May 2014: Lindsay was asked to bring The Love Lettering Project to the Berkshire Conference in Toronto.
February 2014: Lindsay collaborated with Art In Transit to have city-based love letters fill digital screens along the Toronto’s downtown underground pedestrian walkway, at the Dynamic Funds Tower and Richmond Adelaide Center along the PATH.
The Love Lettering Project 2013:
June 2013: a 5-city UK tour (funded in part by the Canada Council for the Arts). Lindsay partnered with various British arts organizations and events in London, Bristol, Brighton, Nottingham and Liverpool.
June 17-21: London and Brighton, UK: A Good Week
Lindsay joined the “global celebration of all the Good that happens in the world,” led by London-based social innovation and research agency, A Very Good Company.
June 23, 2013: Bristol, UK for Big Green Week
Lindsay partnered with Kilter Theatre with their theatrical letter-writing tour “The Last Post” that takes place in a Mobile Sorting Office Van. (More info here!)
- Read about the (chilly!) event here!
June 25-26: Liverpool, UK, 1-3pm
Lindsay took love lettering to Mersey Maritime Museum.
- Read about Liverpool love lettering here!
June 28: Nottingham, UK: Lee Rosy’s, 1-5pm.
At Lee Rosy’s teashop, Lindsay got folks from Nottingham to write their city love notes.
- Read about Nottingham love lettering here!
July 1, 2013: London, UK: Canada Day International in Trafalgar Square, 10:30am-6pm
Alongside a day-long street hockey tournament and incredible performances by Canadian musicians, ex-pats wrote love letters to Canada in London.
- Read more about Canada Day love lettering here!
Additional 2013 engagements:
April 25, 2013: Lindsay was invited to Montreal to chat about The Love Lettering Project and urban subversion with the at University of the Streets Cafe, through Concordia University’s School of Extended Learning. More info here!
March 21, 2013: Lindsay was a guest speaker at the Material Culture course at the University of Toronto. More info here!
February 2013: Lindsay sent out 200 packages of the Love Lettering Project materials with everything needed to write a love letter to your city/community/neighbourhood. Mail! Love! Hidden notes! More information here!
The Love Lettering Project 2012:
The summer of 2012 saw nearly 1000 anonymous love letters written to Toronto. People from all over the city came by love lettering events, penned a love note to something they love about the city, slipped it into an airmail envelope, then left it for a stranger to stumble upon.
December 8, 2012: Keynote speaker at the University of Toronto’s Victoria College alumni event.
November 14, 2012: Talk about community engagement and public acts of art at the Toronto Public Library with Seen Reading’s Julie Wilson.
November 1, 2012: 250 love letters were delivered to London, England by Tourism Toronto.
October 30, 2012: Theatre Passe Muraille & “This Must Be the Place: The CN Tower Show” – a play that’s been deemed a love letter to Toronto…on stage. 16 Ryerson Ave. 6:30-7:30 & 9-9:30pm. [Read more about it here].
October 9, 2012: 250 love letters were delivered to Las Vegas by Tourism Toronto.
June 28, 2012: Write your most cycling-inspired love letter at Art Spin in Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto. 6-7pm. (Art Spin = a multi-disciplinary art crawl style bicycle tour of galleries and art performances) [Read more about it here]
Love, write, deliver…