The Pen Pal Project

Dear Mr Toad,
Don’t be afraid to cull toxic and negative friendships. Mole, Rat and Badger are dull, draining and irrevocably basic. You can do so much better.

What would you say if you could write to your favourite literary character? What advice would you offer to Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights or Toru Watanabe from Norwegian Wood? How would you convey your love to Hermione Granger or Atticus Finch? And what would they write back?

In partnership with the Wheeler Centre, we’re setting you up with the literary pen pal of your dreams. You’re invited to email your favourite fictional character, or even your favourite book, and you’ll receive a creative response from the addressee. Pick their brains, rake them over the coals, propose marriage and ask your burning questions.

A team of the brilliant 2018 Wheeler Centre Hot Deskers will be the project’s official pen-pal ghost-writers, taking on the personas of your favourite characters and haunting your inbox.

Send your message here.

Presented in partnership with the Wheeler Centre

Tuesday 30 October - Saturday 3 November