Love Letters

The Love Lettering Project’s 2013 UK tour

Monday, May 27th, 2013
Lee Rosy's teashop in Nottingham

Lee Rosy’s teashop in Nottingham

I’m so thrilled to announce the details of the 9th incarnation of The Love Lettering Project,  a 5-city tour of the UK!

June 17-21: London and Brighton, UK: A Good Week
I’ll be joining 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
I can’t wait to meet (in person!) the folks from Kilter Theatre with their theatrical letter-writing tour “The Last Post” that takes place in a Mobile Sorting Office Van. (How amazing is that?!)

June 25-27: Liverpool, UK
I’ll be right on the water, getting school groups to write love letters at the Mersey Maritime Museum.

June 28: Nottingham, UK: Lee Rosy’s
At Lee Rosy’s teashop, I’ll be getting folks from Nottingham to write their city love notes.

July 1, 2013: London, UK: Canada Day International in Trafalgar Square, from 10:30am-6pm
Alongside a day-long street hockey tournament and incredible performances by Canadian musicians, write a love letter in London. I can’t wait for this one!!

The tour is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and generous Indiegogo supporters!

More and more love lettering

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

love lettering project, toronto, love, ps kensington, lindsay zier-vogel

So much love lettering love! Last weekend’s kick off at P.S. Kensington was one of the best Sunday’s I’ve known.

And this Monday, I’ll be at The Avro making more love letters (G&T in hand!) There are heaps more events this summer – at Trinity Bellwoods Park with Art Spin, at the Dufferin Grove Park at The Day of Delight, back in Kensington and loads more…

(And imagine my surprise and delight when I stumbled on this wee dittie in The Globe and Mail this weekend!)

love lettering project, love, globe and mail, lindsay zier-vogel, The Avro

ps: more things people love about Toronto here!

The Love Lettering Project on film

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Though this year’s Love Lettering Project has been done for a while, I was approached by a team of Ryerson University documentary students about being included in their film on Toronto poetry. And so, off to the park we went to fill a tree with love letters and chat all things poetry.

We ended up seeing the Trinity Bellwoods albino squirrel (and I might have scared the bejeezus out of the sound guy with my shouting and clapping) and oh, the leaves were stunning.

Steadicam love lettering

Room magazine + The Love Lettering Project

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Room magazine 34.3: Fluency

I am honoured to be included in the newest edition of Room. They published my very first published poems way back in the day and the incredible assistant editor, Brigid MacAulay wrote a spot on The Love Lettering Project for the “Back Room” section of the journal. Such an honour to be sharing the pages with Fiona Tinwei Lam and Karen Solie.


Good finds

Monday, November 7th, 2011

How thrilling to get a note from a friend last week telling me The Love Lettering Project was up on Good Finder! Glory be! Such good company!

And another wonderful webby find: Allison’s incredible Courage Project (and Encouragement Exchange). A kindred spirit indeed. Turns out we know a bunch of the same people, though we live in different cities…and both share a deep fondness for airmail envelopes and Japanese paper from The Paper Place! We’re cooking up some collaborative goodness…!

A Love Lettering-filled weekend at the library and the AGO

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

A few things people love about Toronto: libraries, multiculturalism, the gardens in High Park, Riverdale Farm, Ashbridges Bay, cherry trees, BMO field, brick-red leaves, Harbourfront, the CN Tower, swimming in the pools, the parks and trails, bike lanes, the Music Garden, the AGO, the community centres, Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto Island, walking in the ravines, the Blue Jays…

I spent Saturday and Sunday making love letters with families at the brand new Weston Family Learning Centre at the Art Gallery of Ontario and at the Annette St. Public Library through Culture Days. It was enormously affirming – hearing folks from 2 to 92 chatting about what they love so dearly about this city we call home.

Fact: This city is one fabulous, fabulous place to live…

Oct. 1, 2011: Culture Days @ the Library + love letters!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

In collaboration with Culture Days and the Neighbourhood Arts Network, Toronto Public Library is hosting over 80 Toronto-based artists and arts organizations in a celebration of arts and culture at library branches and I’m presenting Lindsay The Love Lettering Project at Annette Library. C’mon by and write love letters to this fine town of ours!

Saturday, October 1, 2011 — 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Annette Library, 145 Annette Street (in The Junction).

The Love Lettering Project is a guerilla art project that reinvents the ritual of receiving love letters, transforming the physical space of our city, while highlighting the transformative capacity of even the smallest gesture of love.

We’ll write an anonymous love letters to your favourite thing about Toronto, turn them into a one-of-a-kind art piece, slip them into envelopes marked ‘love’ and share the love by hiding them for someone to stumble upon.

More info here!

Love Lettering Project love on OpenBook: Toronto

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Such a wonderful piece on The Love Lettering Project on OpenBook: Toronto – such an honour to be on such a fabulous site! Read it here!

Off to work on my submission for The Paper Place’s 6×8 exhibit!

But before I go and sew sew sew, my favourite public art in Toronto… “I miss you” woven into the tennis courts in Trinity Bellwoods Park

The Love Lettering Project on BreakfastTelevision Toronto

Friday, August 12th, 2011

It involved a pret-ty early morning bike ride, but I got to hang out on BreakfastTelevision Toronto today and chat about love letters! You can watch it here . (Man alive do I use my hands when I talk!!)

Aaaaand, if you’re not love lettered out, they did a little video blog with me after the taping.



The Love Lettering Project + The Art Gallery of Ontario

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Is there a more perfect place for a love letter?

Last week, I had the privilege of working with 8-10-year-old artists at the Art Gallery of Ontario, writing love letters to our favourite things in the whole wide world (and our favourite things about the AGO). We turned them into one-of-a-kind art piece, slipped them into envelopes marked “love” then off we went to hide them in the world.

It was a ridiculous amount of fun!!

A love poem to sculpture!

And now I’m dreaming up more community-based love lettering project! If you’re interested, send me a note! lindszv [at ] yahoo [dot] ca