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Women of Letters

May 4

Joe's Pub


Doors at 6:00PM
Show at 7:00PM

Women of Letters is everyone’s favorite literary salon!

Every month, New York’s best and brightest women come together on stage to celebrate the lost art of letter writing. Expect laughter, tears, and camaraderie as host Sofija Stefanovic welcomes guests reading “A letter to my never-again”.

Together on stage for the first time ever:

Legendary groupie and author of I'm With the Band PAMELA DES BARRES

Iconic poet, prolific author and cult figure EILEEN MYLES

Beloved playwright and creator of Ironbound MARTYNA MAJOK

Revered writer and senior editor at Marie Claire JEN ORTIZ

Award-winning poet and author of Our Andromeda BRENDA SHAUGHNESSY

Critically acclaimed writer and author of Relativity ANTONIA HAYES

The show attracts guests of the highest caliber, from all disciplines. Women of Letters veterans include: Molly Ringwald, Jean Grae, Megan Amram, Martha Wainwright, Kathleen Turner, Aparna Nancherla, Siri Hustvedt, Edie Falco, Susan Orlean, Emma Straub, Alexis Okeowo, Mara Wilson, Amanda Palmer, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Suki Kim, JD Samson, Tavi Gevinson, Stoya, Ophira Eisenberg, Lydia Lunch, Yael Stone, Jena Malone, Lisa Kron and many more.

Proceeds from Women of Letters shows are regularly donated to charity, with over $750,000 being raised globally to date. May 4th proceeds will be donated to Girls Write Now, an organization that brings together a community of women writers and digital media makers dedicated to providing guidance, support, and opportunities for underserved high school girls to help develop their creative, independent voice, and write their way to a better future. http://www.girlswritenow.org/

“In our world which is becoming increasingly more disconnected by dependency on social media and our tendencies to live online, I feel that projects like Women of Letters are the antidote. Bringing people together in one room to hear people tell their stories is a powerful reminder of our humanity” — Molly Ringwald

“Women of Letters is the perfect alchemy of literary art-party and storytelling, with drinking and bonding for all genders of truth-seekers. Marieke and Michaela deserve a medal for creating this happening while we're on earth.” — Amanda Palmer

“You'll  bond with some crazy-talented women over diverse passions, intimate struggles, and of course, drinks.” — BUST Magazine

Hosted by acclaimed author and Moth storyteller Sofija Stefanovic.

Produced by Trish Nelson’s BanterGirl.