27 (Un)Written History

A uWaterloo project brings a pop-up workshop with old-school writing tools outdoors.

Have you ever used a quill or reed pen to write something? Better still: when was the last time you wrote something, as opposed to typing it with your thumbs?

(Un)Written History offers Night\Shift explorers the opportunity to use these now-obsolete writing tools and try cursive, calligraphy or whatever free-form mark, shape or statement feels natural. This reproduction of the “More Than Words” project at uWaterloo’s Knowledge Integration department will provide free paper and stimulating conversation about everything from the writing implements of medieval scribes to the technological significance of the ballpoint pen.


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Halls Lane between Ontario and Gaukel
7pm to 2am