Handwriting Day Calligraphy Demonstration
January 19, 2008
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Downstairs Meeting Room
Nawrot will give demonstrations of calligraphy and everyone
can make a commemorative bookmark.
Yourself through Handwriting - National Handwriting Week
January 20 - 26, 2008
of the Alphabet (FotA) is the Calligraphy Guild of Atlanta.
They celebrate National Handwriting Week in an effort to spark
interest in this infrequently used art form which dates back
to the Renaissance and earlier. From 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday,
January 19, Claudia Nawrot from FotA will calligraph your
name on a bookmark for free at the Smyrna Library. (One bookmark
per patron, please.) FotA invites you to celebrate the art
of calligraphy and discover more about it through your local
lost art of handwriting is one of the few ways we can uniquely
express ourselves. Handwriting allows us to be artists and
individuals during a time when we often use computers, faxes
and e-mail to communicate. Fonts are the same no matter what
computer you use or how you use it. Fonts lack a personal
touch. Handwriting can add intimacy to a letter and reveal
details about the writer's personality. Throughout history,
handwritten documents have sparked love affairs, started wars,
established peace, freed slaves, created movements and declared
independence. Nothing will ever replace the sincerity and
individualism expressed through the handwritten word.
purpose of National Handwriting Day is to alert the public
to the importance of handwriting. National Handwriting Day
is a chance for all of us to re-explore the purity and power
of handwriting. The Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association
(WIMA) sponsors National Handwriting Day every January 23
in conjunction with John Hancock's birthday. Hancock was the
first to sign the Declaration of Independence and is famous
for his large, bold signature.
National Handwriting Week, use a pen or a pencil to rekindle
that creative feeling through a handwritten note, poem, letter
or journal entry.