‘Dear Stranger’: Oregonians invited to letter-writing project this fall

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FILE – Writing(KCBD) PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) – from across the state and of all ages are to participate in a pen-pall this fall, organized by Oregon Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lucy Solares-Steger, who runs “Dear Stranger,” said the project askes people to reflect on their experiences and through the human act of writing a letter, to connect with others from different backgrounds and beliefs. “While at first this can be daunting or challenging, many letter writers find that they're able to work through these experiences by writing them out, and through this, make a really impactful connection with another person,” Solares-Steger said. The Dear Stranger project, launched in 2014, asks people to write a letter from a prompt and then mail it to their central address. Letters are swapped anonymously, and each person receives a letter from the person who […]

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