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 former friend”. Together on stage for the first time ever:
- Author, poet, satirist and social commentator ANITA HEISS
- Comedic writer and co-founder of Reductress.com SARAH PAPPALARDO
- Beloved columnist and humorist ALEXANDRA PETRI
- Acclaimed actress and singer-songwriter KAYLYN MARIE SCARDEFIELD
- Celebrated performer, writer, and teacher KATE TELLERS
- Award-winning author of Hot Little Hands ABIGAIL ULMAN
The show attracts guests of the highest caliber, from all disciplines. Women of Letters veterans include: Molly Ringwald, Elaine Welteroth, Jean Grae, Kathleen Turner, Margo Jefferson, Martha Wainwright, Nancy Whang, Siri Hustvedt, Sasheer Zamata, Edie Falco, Susan Orlean, Emma Straub, Alexis Okeowo, Sonia Manzano, Eileen Myles, Suki Kim, Tavi Gevinson, Yael Stone, Amber Tamblyn and many more.
Proceeds from Women of Letters shows are regularly donated to charity, with over $750,000 being raised globally to date. May 5th’s proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood New York.
“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 @sstefanovic
Produced by Trish Nelson’s BanterGirl @BanterGirlSTW
Founded by Michaela McGuire and Marieke Hardy
We are: @WoL_NYC