Fireside Reading Series: Carolyn Porter, Marcel’s Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate
Wed., February 14 at 7:00 pm
- ASL Interpretation
- Accessible Entrance
Schedule and Tickets
Tix: Free; Phone: Friends: 651-366-6497; Venue 651-642-0293. Email Bailey. Accessible entrance is on west side of building (near parking lot). Accessible restrooms are on the ground level (retrieve keys from the first floor desk). Elevator is near the accessible entrance.
About the Show
Feb. 14, 2018; later events are: Feb. 21 Jon Lurie; Feb. 28 Kaethe Schwehn.
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library presents the Fireside Reading Series to highlight the work of some of Minnesota’s finest writers who have published a new work in the previous year. Seeking inspiration for a new font, graphic designer Carolyn Porter stumbled across a bundle of letters in a Stillwater antique store and was immediately drawn to their beautiful handwriting. Though she couldn’t understand the language, she could see that they had all been signed by a man named Marcel Heuzé and mailed from Berlin to France during World War II. Marcel’s Letters is the incredible story of her search to uncover the mystery of Heuzé’s fate while simultaneously developing the acclaimed P22 Marcel Script font, immortalizing the man and his letters that waited years to be reunited with his family.