What supplies do you need to bring?

What supplies do I need to bring? | Guernsey Letter Writers

So you want to come to our monthly letter writing socials, but you’re wondering what supplies you need to bring along with you.

Well the short answer is that as we will have a small selection of supplies available at each meeting all you really need to bring with you is postage stamps.

The long answer would go on to tell you that our stationery stash will include a small selection of postcards, writing paper and envelopes to choose from meaning even the complete newbie will have the basics they need to get started. And for those of you who like to get creative with your mail art there will also be fancy pens, stickers and washi tape at the ready.

So we have the basics covered, but would encourage you to bring along your own personal favourites and go-to stationery items.

For me this includes my pencil case full of all my preferred writing and lettering pens as well as my wooden tool box which contains all my go-to washi tapes and a small selection of snail mail themed rubber stamps.

I also plan to think ahead about whom I want to write to so that I can pick out cards and paper from my own personal stash before coming along to the meeting. That way I will be ready to just get on with the writing, which is really the most important bit.

So back to the short answer, if all you remember to bring to the meeting are your postage stamps then rest assured that you will still be set for a productive evening of letter writing. Oh! and if it’s your first meeting then your first stamp is on me anyway!

A la perchoine,


What is a Letter Writing Social?

What is a Letter Writing Social? | GSY Letter Writers

Letter writing socials are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. and all over the world really, but the idea may perhaps be new to many of the folk on Guernsey, so here is a little heads up of what to expect at the GSY LWS monthly meetings.

As my friend and penpal, Barb over at ritewhileucan explains, “a letter writing social is all about keeping the art of letter writing alive.” It’s a dedicated time and space for people to gather together and simply put pen to paper.

It’s a place for those veteran letter writers amongst us to do their thing, to create their art and to share their passion.

It’s a also a safe place for the complete newbie to come along and learn more about the intriguing world of snail mail.

Don’t have any supplies? That’s okay! We will have plenty of pens, paper and even cute embellishments available to get you started at your very first meeting.

Don’t have anyone to write to? That’s okay too! We can assist you in finding some fabulous penpals and great causes to write to.

Our letter writing socials will be relaxed and fun and will be held on the first Wednesday of every month, from 19:00 – 21:00 at Le Gouffre Cafe, Forest. Our inaugural meeting is less than 3 weeks away now and we’d love for you to join us! To reserve your place and find out more about becoming a letter writer please email: gsyletterwriters@gmail.com

A la perchoine,


Letter Writing Socials Coming Soon!

Gsy Letter Writers

I am delighted to announce that The Guernsey Letter Writers Society will be launching in September 2017 with our inaugural meeting on Wednesday, 6th September 2017 (venue to be confirmed shortly).

Our meetings will then continue to be held on the first Wednesday of every month, 19:00-21:00.

If you would like to regularly dedicate time to your handwritten correspondence or simply learn more about the fascinating world of snail mail then these meetings are for you!

Some letter writing supplies will be provided at the meetings to help get you started, but you are encouraged to bring along your own supplies too.

To reserve your place at the first meeting of the GSY LWS then please email gsyletterwriters@gmail.com or message us via Instagram.

A la perchoine,