Letters Live is a celebration of written correspondence which evolved from Shaun Usher’s book Letters of Note

A unique literary event, it has wowed audiences worldwide with extraordinary performances from the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Louise Brealey, Juliet Stevenson, Ian McKellen, Kylie Minogue, Russell Brand, Caitlin Moran, Matt Berry, Louise Brealey, Tom Sturridge, Ellie Bamber, Tom Hiddleston, Sally Hawkins, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Stephen Fry, Jude Law and Sir Ben Kingsley amongst many others.

Alongside publisher Jamie Byng, we developed Letters Live from a small event in Notting Hill’s Tabernacle to an internationally-recognised brand, producing events across the UK at Southbank’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Hay Book Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival and Festival No. 6.  

In 2015, Letters Live won Marketing Strategy of the Year for Canongate at the Bookseller Industry Awards. Jaz continues to work with Letters Live as co-producer and consultant


“Letters Live makes us pause and imagine the lives behind the letters.  It’s a privilege to read these live to an audience. A truly inspiring event.”

- Benedict Cumberbatch