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People of Letters: New York

The Australian literary phenomenon Women of Letters is bringing their incredible cultural salon to New York for the very first time, with two events next week!

John at SXSW with Marieke Hardy, co-founder of Women Of Letters.

John at SXSW with Marieke Hardy, co-founder of Women Of Letters.

You might remember that John was part of the People of Letters event last year at SXSW in Austin, where the theme was “To the Thing I Wish I’d Written.”  John presented a letter to the Star-Spangled Banner.  Co-curated by Michaela McGuire and Marieke Hardy, Women of Letters engages audiences and performers using a literary salon format to create moving, unforgettable evenings of culture and amusement.

These upcoming events in New York are sure to be outstanding, and both will celebrate a diverse range of talented writer/performers, as well as the lost art of letter-writing.  Additionally, all Women of Letters events raise money to support a great cause: the Australian animal rescue shelter, Edgar’s Mission.

Below is all the info on the events, as well as the all-star lineups for both:

People of Letters, New York || March 24, 2014, 7:00pm

Bowery Electric 327 Bowery, New York, NY Map

$20 in advance (click here to buy tickets)

Theme: ‘A letter to the thing I wish I’d written.’


Acclaimed author of The Ice Storm RICK MOODY

Novelist and journalist LEV GROSSMAN

Founder and CEO of Worldwide Orphans Foundation DR. JANE ARONSON

Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Hours MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM

Award-winning slam poet EMILIE ZOEY BAKER

Writer of poetry, novels and screenplays LUKE DAVIES

Experimental performer FRITZ DONNELLY

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Women of Letters, New York City || March 25, 2014, 8:00pm

The Bell House 149 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY  11215 Map

$20 in advance (click here to buy tickets)

Theme: ‘A letter to the night I’d rather forget.’


Singer-songwriter MARTHA WAINWRIGHT

Star of The Sopranos and Nurse Jackie EDIE FALCO

Pop punk icon JD SAMSON

Comedian, writer and actor OPHIRA EISENBERG

Television presenter, performer and writer DAWN O’PORTER

Actor and star of Orange Is The New Black YAEL STONE

Senior Editor of The New Yorker AMELIA LESTER

If you’re not in NYC next week, there is also an upcoming show in Chicago on March 21 at Mayne Stage (1328 W Morse Ave, click here for tickets).  You can also go to to keep up with where Women of Letters will be next, and what they’re up to.

At only $20 per ticket, all of these shows are sure to sell out quickly.  Use the links above to reserve your space now!  We hope that as many of you as possible will be able to spend the evening in the company of some well-spoken writers and charming curators Marieke and Michaela.

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