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Author! Author! Marcel's Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man's Fate with author Carolyn Porter

with Carolyn Porter


Author!  Author!  Marcel's Letters:  A Font and the Search for One Man's Fate with author Carolyn Porter

Thursday, October 21, 3-4:30 PM via Zoom

During the depths of World War II, Frenchman Marcel Heuze mailed letters to his wife and three young daughters from a labor camp in Berlin.  His beautiful looping cursive carried tender words of love, along with testimony about day-to-day survival.  Sixty years later, designer Carolyn Porter found his letters at an antique store in Stillwater, Minnesota, and began to transform Marcel's handwriting into a modern computer font.  After having a letter translated, she became obsessed with finding answers to the questions:  Who was Marcel? Why had he been in Germany?  Why were his precious letters for sale halfway around the world?  Carolyn's obsessive, hope-filled quest for answers has been recounted in the book Marcel's Letters:  A Font and the Search for One Man's Fate.  The book was a finalist for a 2018 Minnesota Book Award.  During this event, Carolyn will read excerpts, talk about her quest to learn more about Marcel Heuze, and share how this story became a book.  Bring your questions and your curiosity!  

Presenter:  Author Carolyn Porter

FREE Registration preferred by October 18.


  • Oct 21st, 2021
    Thu from 3:00 - 4:30 pm

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