Recapturing the Art of Writing Love Letters

Dr. Jonathan Gates, Nyack College English department chair and director the Nyack College Honors Program and his wife, Nancy Gates, College Relations Manager of Special Events, will be the special guests of Nyack’s Writing Center at the Rockland campus on Thursday, February 16 from 9:15 p.m.-10:30 p.m. They will lead a discussion on “The Lost Art of Writing a Love Letter” in the Center located on the second floor above Bailey Library.

No strangers to the joys and challenges of married life, the couple celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary last summer. 

The union of these longtime lovers evolved innocently enough: she a freshman and he a senior met through mutual college friends. After spending a spring semester getting to know one another, he headed to graduate school in Ohio and she remained in Western New York for the next year.  And the love letters started.  

They share, “Over the years—filled with further academic study, the arrival of seven children, settling into Nyack, and teaching our children—the love letters have slowed and shortened, but the relationship has grown through life's trials and blessings.”  

Come out and enjoy a heart-warming exchange with one of the Rockland campus’s beloved couples.

Click here to learn about the Nyack Rockland Writing Center directed by Prof. Beverly Locke.