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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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Upcoming events

Women of Letters, Sydney - part six in a series.

May 10, 2015, 3:00pm

The Red Rattler Theatre
6 Faversham St
Marrickville, NSW  2204 Map

Hey SYDNEY it's time for our annual return to your glorious shores! And as ever we've put together a delightful collection of incredible women to pen letters simply FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT are you lucky ducks or what? On Sunday, May 10th, the team at Women of Letters will be bringing together onstage for the first time ever: President of the Australian Human Rights Commission PROFESSOR GILLIAN TRIGGS Acclaimed film and television actress TRACY MANN Singer songwriter MAHALIA BARNES Comedian, writer and broadcaster EM RUSCIANO Triple J drive co-host VERONICA MILSOM Playwright and actor NAKKIAH LUI Journalist and med student LISA PRYOR and writer, broadcaster and performer A.H CAYLEY. These wonderful human beings will each be writing and reading aloud 'A letter to the person I never thanked.' There will be music on the day by the magnificent DJ EDDIE SHARP. Tickets are $20 and THIS WILL SELL OUT SO GET IN FAST. All proceeds - as ever - go to our dear friends at Edgar's Mission.

People of Letters, Sydney - part three in a series.

May 23, 2015, 4:30pm

Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Walsh Bay
Walsh Bay
Sydney, NSW  2000 Map

Sydney we JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOU which is why we're returning to your shores for the Sydney Writers’ Festival for a ONE OFF SPECIAL EDITION EVENT ARE YOU EXCITED. On Saturday, May 23rd, your friends at WoL HQ will be presenting PEOPLE OF LETTERS - where writers, performers and well-known Australians are paired off and invited to write ‘a letter to my other half’. The stage will be awash with warmth and curious tales of affection, bringing together our patented heady combination of sentiment and sauvignon blanc audiences have grown to know and love. Acclaimed journalist and author, ABC 7:30 host LEIGH SALES, paired with her friend, co-conspirator and collaborator, journalist and host of Kitchen Cabinet ANNABEL CRABB Ex-Triple J drive host and punkette guitarist LINDSAY 'THE DOCTOR' MCDOUGALL paired with his Frenzal Rhomb bandmate and friend, musician, producer and activist JASON WHALLEY Playwright, author, journalist and filmmaker BOB ELLIS, paired with his wife, acclaimed writer and screenwriter ANNE BROOKSBANK Comedian ZOE COOMBS-MARR paired with her partner, artist, writer and broadcaster KATE JINX And singer-songwriter ELANA STONE, paired with her All Our Exes Live in Texas bandmate and friend KATIE WIGHTON. This is a FREE event, FREE I TELL YOU so turn up early and grab your seat because we don't want you to miss out!

Women of Letters, part fifty-one in a series.

May 24, 2015, 2:30pm

216 High street, Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3070

Oh look at that, it’s already May! The darling buds are doing whatever it is buds do! And with their winter coats wrapped firmly around them your friends at Women of Letters will be returning to the magnificent surrounds of the REGAL BALLROOM, where they will celebrate once again for your heart-pleasure the world of letters. On Sunday, May 24th the WoL team will present together for the first time ever on stage: Domestic violence campaigner and 2015 Australian of the Year ROSIE BATTY Award-winning historian, author and public commentator CLARE WRIGHT Rookie staff writer and editor of Filmme Fatales BRODIE LANCASTER Adored rock n' soul heroine STELLA ANGELICO Acclaimed author of Hot Little Hands ABIGAIL ULMAN These fine females will each be penning ‘A Letter to the Me That Never Was.’ There'll be the usual wine/aerogramme-penning combo we’ve grown to love and a special DJ set from DJ Richie 1250. 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 that we’re back to our regular timeslot: doors at 2.30pm. If you have any access requirements, please contact Women of Letters directly at mariekeandmichaela@gmail.com so we can arrange priority seating for you. Bookings ESSENTIAL.

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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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