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Women of Letters

January 4

Joe's Pub


Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM

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 monster”. Together on stage for the first time ever:

Iconic comedian and storyteller DESIREE BURCH
Author, filmmaker, musician, hairdresser and renowned polymath RAYYA ELIAS
Award-winning author and cultural critic MARGO JEFFERSON
World-renowned guitarist and composer KAKI KING
Emergency physician, writer and storyteller BESS STILLMAN
Acclaimed comedian, writer and actress MAYSOON ZAYID

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, Amanda Palmer, Sonia Manzano, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Bebe Buell, Eileen Myles, 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. January 4th’s proceeds will be donated to Guernica, a non-profit magazine dedicated to global art and politics, published online since 2004. With contributors from every continent and at every stage of their careers, it is a home for singular voices, incisive ideas, and critical questions.

“In our world which is becoming increasingly more disconnected by dependency on social media and our tendencies to live online, I feel that projects likeWomen 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 @sstefanovic

Produced by Trish Nelson’s BanterGirl @BanterGirlSTW

We are: @WoL_NYC