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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, Brisbane, part eight in a series.

May 8, 2016, 3:00pm

the zoo
711 ann st
Brisbane, QLD  4006 Map

Brisbane friends! It’s been far too long between drinks, but bestselling international literary salon WOMEN OF LETTERS is finally headed back to the River City! On Sunday, 8th May, join founding co-curators Michaela McGuire and Marieke Hardy for their eighth Brisbane Women of Letters event at their adopted home The Zoo, Fortitude Valley, as they welcome an all-star lineup featuring: Acclaimed singer-songwriter AIRLING (aka HANNAH SHEPHERD) Writer, founding editor of Hot Chicks With With Big Brains and inaugural Kat Muscat Fellow BRI LEE RAAF Reservist Group Captain and 2016 Australian of the Year finalist CATHERINE McGREGOR Award-winning author of Heat and Light and Comfort Food ELLEN VAN NEERVEN Australia's most beloved and highly acclaimed fantasy author ISOBELLE CARMODY Director of the Rock and Roll Writers Festival and former artist manager LEANNE DE SOUZA Theatre maker, therapist, researcher, theatre director and facilitator MARGI BROWN ASH These brilliant women will all be writing ‘A letter to My Unfinished Business.’ There'll be wine, cheese plates and the studious penning of aerogrammes, all in homage to the beautiful lost art of letter writing. At just $20.00 per ticket what more could you ask for? Just be quick, these shows sell out damned fast and WE DON’T WANT YOU TO MISS OUT. Doors open at 3pm, for a 3.30pm start. Join us for a most pleasant afternoon celebrating a diverse range of strong female talent whilst simultaneously raising funds for Victorian animal rescue shelter, Edgar's Mission (http://www.edgarsmission.org.au/).

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

May 21, 2016, 7:30pm

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 once again for a ONE OFF SPECIAL EDITION EVENT ARE YOU EXCITED. On Saturday, May 21st, 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. The breathaking lineup of pairs, for your consideration: Booker Prize-winning author, playwright and novelist TOM KENEALLY, paired with his daughter, collaborator and co-author of The Soldier’s Curse, MEG KENEALLY Vocalist, songwriter, pianist, accordion player, and band leader ELANA STONE, paired with her sister, actor and star of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ YAEL STONE Comedian, writer, singer, and television host PAUL MCDERMOTT, paired with his long-time friend and collaborator, writer and comedian TIM FERGUSON Bestselling crime author MICHAEL ROBOTHAM, paired with his wife, VIVIEN ROBOTHAM And writer, activist and co-founder of The Institute of Many NIC HOLAS, paired with his dear friend and collaborator actor, writer, and producer GEORGINA SYMES. Bookings ESSENTIAL. Tickets are $15 via https://www.roslynpackertheatre.com.au/whats-on/productions/2016/swf16-people-of-letters

Women of Letters, part sixty in a series.

May 29, 2016, 3:00pm

The Thornbury Theatre
859 High St,
Thornbury, VIC  3071 Map

The darling buds of May are here, and by darling buds we mean darling DAMES! Yes, we’re back again for our monthly ode to letter-writing and we very much hope you can join us for this most enchanting soiree, featuring friends both new and old. The magnificent THORNBURY THEATRE will once again cradle us in its bosom for the afternoon, so join us, won’t you, for a literary rendezvous to remember. On Sunday, 29th May the WoL team bring together on stage for the first time: Actor, director and artistic director of Ilbijerri Theatre RACHAEL MAZA Author, social advocate and 2015 Queensland Young Australian of the Year YASSMIN ABDEL-MAGIED Award-winning film and television actress TRACY MANN Author, editor and co-founder of Kill Your Darlings REBECCA STARFORD Writer and co-editor of the Sovereign Apocalypse zine HANNAH DONNELLY These wondrous dames will each be penning ‘A Letter to My Monster.’ There'll be the usual wine/aerogramme-penning combo we’ve grown to love and a special musical interlude supplied by the wondrous DJ Sarah Smith. Join us for a most diverting afternoon celebrating a heart-stoppingly brilliant line-up 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. Bookings ESSENTIAL.

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