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, Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival - part one in a series.

September 13, 2015, 2:30pm

Hadley's Orient Hotel
34 Murray Street
Hobart, TAS  7000 Map

Hullo southern neighbours! It's been far too long since your friends at Women of Letters came down for a visit and we are immediately rectifying that error. As part of the Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival we'll be bringing our patented combination of wine, women, words and correspondence to the apple isle and we would be utterly delighted if you could join us to sip, simmer, and absorb. On Sunday, September 13th, co-curators Michaela McGuire and Marieke Hardy will bring together for the first time on stage: Author and entrepreneur HEATHER ROSE Art curator, artist, and practitioner of sustainable architecture KIRSHA KAECHELE Leader of the Tasmanian Greens CASSY O’CONNOR Award-winning author FAVEL PARRETT Comedian CLAIRE SULLIVAN And artist PIP STAFFORD The wonderful women will each be writing and reading aloud 'A letter to the person I wish I could trade places with.' This event WILL SELL OUT so get in fast no fooling!

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

September 27, 2015, 2:30pm

The Regal Ballroom
216 High St
Northcote, VIC  3070 Map

Welcome to your September arts injection! Yes, while gentlemen in tight shorts throb across football ovals, Women of Letters will be gathering in the magnificent surrounds of the REGAL BALLROOM, where we will once again celebrate the lost art of correspondence with friends, new and old. On Sunday, 27th September, the WoL team bring together on stage for the first time: Performance artist and circus director ANNI DAVEY Writer, artist, and author of ’The Divided Heart: Art and Motherhood’ RACHEL POWER Fashion icon ALANNAH HILL Travel reporter and television presenter CATRIONA ROWNTREE And author, columnist and CEO ZOE FOSTER BLAKE These fine dames will each be penning ‘A Letter to the Bridge I Burnt.’ There'll be the usual wine/aerogramme-penning combo we’ve grown to love and a special DJ set from the inimitable JESS McGUIRE. 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.

The books

Write a letter

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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