About

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, New York City - part four in a series.

February 6, 2015, 7:00pm

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

HOLD ONTO YOUR HATS, NEW YORK CITY! Women of Letters are returning for a fourth evening of wine, women and correspondence, and believe us, this show is not to be missed. On Friday February 6th 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: Iconic actress, singer, dancer and author MOLLY RINGWALD Prolific writer, blogger and critic of BrainPickings.org MARIA POPOVA Acclaimed comedic storyteller and author KAMBRI CREWS Esteemed photojournalist and New York Times bestselling author DEBORAH COPAKEN Award-winning pornographic actress, writer, director and model STOYA Beloved comedian, actor, host and writer SABRINA JALEES These brilliant women will each be writing and reading aloud 'A letter to the thing that vanished.’ Tickets via Joe's Pub, GET IN FAST IT WILL SELL OUT! All proceeds go to the New York Women's Foundation.

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

February 22, 2015, 1:30pm

The Regal Ballroom
216 High St
Northcote, VIC  3070 Map

HEY IT’S FEBRUARY ALREADY DO YOU HAVE YOUR ROMANCE ON I BET YOU DO. Your friends at Women of Letters HQ have been busy penning Valentines, but we’re going to take a break to woo you all in the magnificent surrounds of the REGAL BALLROOM, where we will celebrate en masse the world of letters. On Sunday, February 22nd, the WoL team will present together for the first time ever on stage: Eclectic inter-disciplinary artist and singer-songwriter MAX SHARAM Acclaimed author, social entrepreneur and ethicist FABIAN DATTNER Revered writer, thinker, historian, teacher and translator MARIA TUMARKIN Comedian, writer, performer, broadcaster and renowned polymath JEAN KITTSON Beloved feminist writer, broadcaster and public speaker CLEMENTINE FORD These fine females will each be penning ‘A Letter To My Rude Awakening.’ There'll be the usual wine/aerogramme-penning combo we’ve grown to love and a musical interlude by acclaimed star of incendiary circus, actor, performer and this month's DJ, Anna Lumb. 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 –http://tickets.oztix.com.au, or $25.00 on the door, if available. Please note the early start time! Doors at 1:30, 2pm start. Bookings ESSENTIAL.

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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