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

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

August 30, 2015, 2:30pm

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

DUST OFF YOUR TOP HATS AND FEATHERS because in their infinite wisdom the WoL team will be bringing the fourth ever instalment of their offshoot PEOPLE OF LETTERS project to the attractive folk of Melbourne and what better way to celebrate than by enjoying a special edition of partnered correspondents writing a letter to their other halves? Yes, on SUNDAY, AUGUST 30TH Women of Letters will be bringing together on stage for the first time: Beloved comedian, actor, composer and Play School host EDDIE PERFECT paired with his wife, writer and advertising strategist LUCY COCHRAN Former Deputy Leader of the Greens and Federal Member for Melbourne ADAM BANDT MP paired with his long-time friend, author and editor RJURIK DAVIDSON Actor and writer TOBY SCHMITZ paired with his colleague, collaborator and peer, playwright and actor TRAVIS COTTON Co-owner of Bakehouse Studios and co-founder of SLAM, HELEN MARCOU paired with her husband, prolific musician, Bakehouse and SLAM partner-in-crime QUINCY McLEAN Acclaimed writer and performer KATE McCARTNEY paired with her dear friend and The Katering Show co-creator, comedian and performer KATE McLENNAN There'll be the usual wine/aerogramme-penning combo we’ve grown to love and a special DJ set by the ridiculously attractive duo DJs STURNIEKS & SON. Join us for a most pleasant afternoon celebrating a diverse range of 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: http://www.oztix.com.au Bookings ESSENTIAL – THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!

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!

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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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