> Skip to content
About the book
  • Published: 1 October 2015
  • ISBN: 9781611802689
  • Imprint: Roost Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $27.99

Write Back Soon!

Adventures in Letter Writing


Formats & editions


Connect to your friends through handwritten notes, cards, letters, and postcards—an interactive workbook that encourages creative interactions between friends through the written word, complete with cross-outs, smudges, and parenthetical asides.

Put down that smartphone and pick up a pen! Texting and e-mail have taken over our correspondence, but Karen Benke is ready to change that. Through prompts that invite penning short postcard-size notes, ideas for sending cards “just because,” and inspired letter-writing exercises, Pass That Note! offers limitless possibilities for connecting with your friends in more personal, unique, and creative ways. Use the book for its letter-writing ideas, tear out pages to send to friends, or write in it as a journal to record big ideas for future correspondence. No matter how you use it, you’ll be connecting with the people you care about the most in ways that are surprising, fun, and heartfelt.

Contributors include: Neil Gaiman, Jon J Muth, Ruth Ozeki, Wendy Mass, Gary Snyder, Norman Fischer, Natalie Goldberg, Jane Hirshfield, Claire Dederer, Albert Flynn DeSilver, Alison Luterman, Sam Hamill, Ava Dellaira, Lucille Lang Day, and J. Ruth Gendler.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2015
  • ISBN: 9781611802689
  • Imprint: Roost Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

Karen Benke

Karen Benke has inspired children in the art of creative writing for sixteen years as a freewrite facilitator, creative writing coach, and poet-teacher in the California Poets in the Schools program, where she specializes in leading creative writing workshops for children seven to fourteen years old. Her writing has appeared in many anthologies and national literary journals. She is the recipient of two teaching grants from Poets & Writers and is a four-time grant recipient from the Marin Arts Council Fund for Artists.

Also by Karen Benke

See all

Praise for Write Back Soon!

“If you want to direct a young soul towards the great pleasures of letter writing, then Write Back Soon! is the book for you…and them”

Nick Bantock, author of the Griffin and Sabine books


Related titles