Back in October, I started a group here at IUOMA called THE EPISTOLARIUM.  I said that my goal was to create a small free PDF journal for people to read that would be posted at my blog, "The Letter Project."  The journal, also called THE EPISTOLARIUM will be a themed journal.  The first theme was, appropriately, "the epistolarium."  I asked people to answer the question, "What is the epistolarium to you?"


I received a variety of written and visual art works, and I wrote a small essay at the end of the issue to kind of tie things together.


I'd like to thank everyone who participated.  Future issues are planned, and I'll be announcing the new topic soon!


THE EPISTOLARIUM:  ISSUE ONE is here!  It is posted at "The Letter Project." To download and read the issue, click on this link:


--Theresa Williams


Here is a list of participants:


The official publication of the New Arzamas Literary Circle

Editor’s Log



22 October                  Received of Rebecca Guyver (Suffolk, United Kingdom)

22 October                  Received of Wolfgang Guenther (Kassel, Germany)

24 October                  Received of Whitney Reinhard (Fostoria, Ohio, USA)

25 October                  Received of Andrea Jay (Staten Island, NY, USA)

28 October                  Received of Cayte Catastrophe (Syracuse, NY, USA)

29 October                  Received of E-Ambassade D’Utopia (Guivry, France)

30 October                  Received of Suzanna Anderson (Bowling Green, OH, USA)

31 October                  Received of Christine Brandel (Bloomington, IN, USA)

01 November               Received of Elizabeth Hagen  (Bowling Green, Ohio, USA)

04 November               Received of Jack Galmitz (Elmhurst, New York, USA)

04 November               Received of Vizma Bruns (Waitpinga, Australia)

04 November               Received of Diane Keys (Elgin, IN, USA)

06 November               Received of Guido Bondioli (Mesa, AZ, USA)

10 November               Received of Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)

10 November               Received of Guido Vermeulen (Brussels, Belgium)

17 December               Received of Henning Mittendorf (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

20 December               Received of Sally Baker Reece (Bowling Green, OH, USA)

20 December               Received of Taidgh Lynch (Killarney, Co.Kerry Ireland)

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Comment by Theresa Ann Aleshire Williams on December 23, 2012 at 11:11pm
Thanks, everyone. It's a great combination of styles and thought. It was fun to receive the mail and to put the issue together. I look forward to making new issues. New themes are...RIGHT NOW, PANDORA'S BOX, and DOLLS.
Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on December 23, 2012 at 6:52pm

Congrats, Theresa, and all you wondrous participants--such a great concept (dear to my heart) and expressed so well and with wild variety, plus moving moments. And it looks beautiful, Theresa. I hope and plan to participate in the new year.  

Comment by Claire (aka Cleo) on December 22, 2012 at 7:42pm

Quite a beauty Theresa, congratulations my dear! Wondrous concept... I love the cover btw

(Just one technical note - all of the pictures seem rather high quality/resolution except for 'Alicia Starr’s enigmatic piece, called “Letter to Mr. Ling.” ' (#33) It's a small picture blown up, thus rather distorted and hard to see the details of... A bit frustrating as it looks very intriguing...:( Also, not sure if this is at all important to you, but the quality difference stands out...)

Good luck with your 2013 themes, they all look exceedingly interesting!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on December 22, 2012 at 7:22pm

Congrats Theresa William Carlos Williams - wonderful project! Great work by great folks! The Few, The Proud. The...

Comment by taidgh on December 21, 2012 at 1:03pm

Thanks for the link. Glad I got my foot in the door just in time! Next time I'm going to have to give the mail man more than two months to deliver my mail.

Comment by Rebecca Guyver on December 21, 2012 at 10:45am

No wonder we haven't heard much from you lately... It's fabulous and I am delighted to be part of it! You have connected us in such a profound way, which goes to show that the online community has a place in the world of letters! Thank you!

Comment by Theresa Ann Aleshire Williams on December 21, 2012 at 9:48am

The table of contents:

PAGE                  WRITER/ARTIST


03                        Rebecca Guyver, UK

04-06                  Wolfgang Guenther, Germany

07                        Whitney Reinhard, USA

08                        Andrea Jay and Cayte Catastrophe, USA

09                        Cayte Catastrophe, USA

10                        E, France

11-12                  Suzanna Anderson, USA

13-15                  Christine Brandel, USA

16-18                  Elizabeth Hagen, USA

19                        Jack Galmitz, USA

20                        Vizma Bruns, Australia

21                        Diane Keys, USA

22                        Sally Baker Reece, USA and Carina                                                 Granlund, Finland

23                        Carina Granlund, Finland

24-25                  Taidgh Lynch, Ireland

26-27                  Guido Vermeulen, Belgium

27                        Diane Keys, USA

28                        Guido Bondioli, USA

29                        Henning, Mittendorf, Germany

30-31                  Theresa Williams, USA

33                        Alicia Starr, USA

Comment by Theresa Ann Aleshire Williams on December 21, 2012 at 9:46am

So glad that worked for you, Carina. Yes, it's a beautiful document. Thanks again!

Comment by Carina on December 21, 2012 at 9:45am

Wow Theresa, beautiful work by all participants! The texts (lyrics) and the images, make it very personal! A must to print and study, thank you so much :)

Comment by Theresa Ann Aleshire Williams on December 21, 2012 at 9:28am

Hi Carina, I hope you can open the document that I sent.  It really is a great selection of work!  Thank you for participating, and I hope you will participate in the next issue, too!



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