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Women of Letters is an afternoon that celebrates a diverse range of strong female talent whilst simultaneously raising funds for Victorian animal rescue shelter, Edgar’s Mission.
Co-curated by Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire, the monthly occasion brings together five of Melbourne’s best and brightest writers, musicians, politicians and comedians in celebration of the beautiful lost art of letter-writing.


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Women of Letters, New York City - part three in a series.

January 14, 2015, 7:00pm

Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette St
New York, NY  10003-7021 Map

NEW YORK CITY ARE YOU READY FOR ROUND THREE? Your literary ambassadors are returning for yet another evening of wine, women and correspondence and YOU (yes you) are invited. On Wednesday January 14th Women of Letters co-curators MICHAELA McGUIRE and MARIEKE HARDY will welcome - along with NYC hostess SOFIJA STEFANOVIC - on stage for the first time ever: Revered musician, singer-songwriter and former bassist for Hole MELISSA AUF DER MAUR Acclaimed actress, producer and director DEBORRA-LEE FURNESS Comedy goddess, screenwriter (Parks and Recreation), and author of 'Science…For Her!' MEGAN AMRAM Wondrous filmmaker, musician, hairdresser and author of 'Harley Loco' RAYYA ELIAS Beloved author of Blueprints for Building Better Girls and contributing editor at Vanity Fair ELISSA SCHAPPELL And Scientist, researcher and writer for Smithsonian, Slate.com, The Onion and A.V. Club MAGGIE RYAN SANDFORD These brilliant women will each be writing and reading aloud 'A letter to my stumbling block'. Tickets via Joe's Pub, GET IN FAST IT WILL SELL OUT! All proceeds go to the New York Women's Foundation.

Women of Letters, part forty-seven in a series.

January 18, 2015, 1:30pm

The Regal Ballroom
216 High St
Northcote, VIC  3070 Map

2015! A new year for postcards, love, wine, and your old friends at Women of Letters. There’s a huge journey of roaming ahead of us, but we’re going to kick-start it by meeting you all in the magnificent surrounds of the REGAL BALLROOM, where we will celebrate en masse the world of letters. On Sunday, January 18th, the WoL team will present together for the first time ever on stage: Beloved singer and actress CASEY DONOVAN Leading HIV scientist and Melburnian of the Year PROFESSOR SHARON LEWIN Adored television presenter and comedienne CORINNE GRANT Author and Director of the Melbourne Writers Festival LISA DEMPSTER and Best-selling author, cartoonist and broadcaster KAZ COOKE. These fine females will each be penning ‘A Letter To The Tap On My Shoulder.’ There'll be the usual wine/aerogramme-penning combo we’ve grown to love and a special DJ set by the gorgeous and glorious BEACHES DJs. Join us for a most pleasant afternoon celebrating a diverse range of strong female talent whilst simultaneously raising funds for animal rescue shelter, Edgar's Mission (http://www.edgarsmission.org.au/). Tickets are $20.00 plus b.f. and are available through the Oztix website, or $25.00 on the door, if available. Please note the special early start time! Doors at 1:30pm for a 2pm start. Bookings ESSENTIAL – FIRST SHOW BACK FOR THE YEAR AND IT’S GOING TO BE A SCORCHER.

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Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

“Hot on the heels of a hugely successful tour of Indonesia with the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in 2013, literary salon Women of Letters now brings the love of letter writing to your small screen. Curated by Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire, Women of Letters events in Australia and all over the world focus on the value of letter writing and reviving the lost art of written correspondence. Now, in this unique venture, you can share your letters from home with this Women of Letters online letter writing platform on the UWRF website.”

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