Women of Letters


Following 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.

Building on the momentum of workshops and events held in Jakarta, Jogjakarta and Ubud – which in 2013 included lit-world luminaries like Anne Summers, Lionel Shriver, Ayu Utami and musician Clare Bowditch, and in 2014 welcomed Eimear McBride, Val McDermid, Lily Yulianti Farid and more – this innovative letter writing portal encourages entries via snail mail, digital upload, video or sound byte submission. Each month we will explore a different theme.

For more photos from the 2013 tour, click on the images above, or head over to the Women of Letters set on Flickr – all provided thanks to our wonderful photographer Roberto Aria Putra. You can also view images from the 2014 Festival People of Letters (a co-ed Women of Letters) event here (photos courtesy Anggara Mahendra).

The Women of Letters tour of Indonesia was supported by the Australian Government through the Australia International Cultural Council, an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


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