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.


Upcoming events

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

November 23, 2014, 2:30pm

The Regal Ballroom
216 High St
Northcote, VIC  3070 Map

Women of Letters have had one heck of a busy year – sold out shows from Dublin to Wellington to Ubud to Austin to Adelaide, a much-needed expansion of the WoL team, a new book, a new, New York home – and we can’t think of a better way to finish the year by joining with new friends and old at the Regal Ballroom to celebrate letters! On Sunday 23 November, the Women of Letters team will present together for the first time ever on stage: Beloved actress, comedian, television presenter and author MARY COUSTAS Prolific news presenter, journalist and radio host JENNIFER HANSEN Acclaimed folk auteur LAURA JEAN Big-hearted troubadour CLARE BOWDITCH Prize-winning author, journalist and film critic SARAH DARMODY These wondrous women will each be penning ‘A Letter to My Should’ve Been. There'll be the usual wine and letter-writing combo we’ve grown to love, and a special DJ set by the dapper DJ Mikey Cahill. 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. Bookings essential. http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=47754&utm_medium=Website&utm_source=OzTix&utm_content=GigGuide&utm_term=WOMEN%20OF%20LETTERS__

Between Us: Women of Letters, Sydney book launch.

November 27, 2014, 7:00pm

The Factory Theatre
105 Victoria Road
Marrickville, NSW  2204 Map

Oh look we're hardly going to launch our new tome in Melbourne without sharing it with our Sydney friends too! Are you in Sydney? COME AND HAVE A GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE WITH US DAMMNIT. Our wondrous host ROBBIE BUCK will guide three brilliant readers through the task of reading aloud 'A letter to the book I wish I'd written'. Those particular three geniuses are: Bestselling crime author MICHAEL ROBOTHAM Archibald prize-winning artist BEN QUILTY And radio and television host YUMI STYNES. Do please join us, we are considering leopard print and we'd love your input. x

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

December 9, 2014, 7:00pm

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

Worldwide literary ambassadors and besotted lovers of the written word, rejoice! For Women of Letters are BACK for their second residence in New York City at iconic venue Joe's Pub. On Tuesday 9th December 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: Brilliant singer-songwriter and musical legend KRISTIN HERSH Bestselling author MEG WOLITZER Writer, comedian, and radio talk show host SARA BENINCASA Neo-vaudeville goddess performance artist ADRIENNE TRUSCOTT Wondrous comedian APARNA NANCHERLA and sartorial icon and fashion designer RACHEL ANTONOFF These fine ladies will each be reading 'A letter to my broken rule.' Join us for a most pleasant evening celebrating a diverse range of strong female talent, while celebrating Women of Letters in New York! Booking essential. Doors at 6pm, show starts at 7pm.

The books

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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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