One of the most exciting events at SXSW last week was the literary salon People of Letters, a Texas transplant of the Australian literary salon Women of Letters, held on Tuesday, March 12th in Austin.
John’s letter, in the words of the Austin Chronicle’s Richard Whittaker, “ruminat[ed] and fulminat[ed] on the tunelessness, both literal and cultural, of The Star Spangled Banner.” (read the full article in the Austin Chronicle here)
Correspondents at People of Letters at SXSW (photo credit Gary Miller via The Austin Chronicle)
The evening was by turns poignant, hilarious, and heartfelt. The standing-room-only crowd had a fantastic literary and personal experience, unlike anything else at the SXSW Festival.
So we heartily encourage our friends in the NYC area to attend this upcoming stop on the Women of Letters American tour:
To the Person I Misjudged
Wednesday, March 27th @ 7pm
Housingworks Bookstore Café
126 Crosby Street New York, NY
More information about next week’s NYC salon can be found by clicking here.
We hope that as many of you as possible will be able to spend the evening in the company of some well-spoken women writers and the charming curators of the event, Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire.
John at SXSW with Marieke Hardy, co-founder of Women Of Letters.