Dear All,

I am ridiculously proud to announce that on December 10th, at the Tabernacle in London, the first LETTERS LIVE evening will be taking place. LETTERS LIVE is a series of events that will see myself and Simon Garfield, author of To The Letter, joined on various stages by a spectacular array of actors, authors and musicians, all of whom will be reading out "correspondence deserving of a wider audience." Musical performances will also feature. Names confirmed for December 10th include Gillian Anderson, Matt Berry, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nick Cave, Kerry Fox, Neil Gaiman, Thandie Newton, DBC Pierre, James Rhodes, Bruce Robinson, Peter Serafinowicz and Juliet Stevenson. A number of similarly amazing surprise guests will also appear.

The night is being run as a fundraiser with all profits from the evening going to the charity, The Reading Agency.

The second LETTERS LIVE event will take place on March 27th, 2014, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank. This will be followed by a number of further events across the year and across the UK. Details of these additional events will be announced in January 2014.

For further details and ticket information, visit LETTERS LIVE. [UPDATE: There are no tickets remaining; the event sold out in minutes. Keep your eyes peeled for news of the March 2014 event.]

Yours excitedly,