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Women of TinyLetters

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What would you say to your 13-year-old self? ‘Stick with STEM subjects’, ‘Don’t quit the bassoon’ or maybe, ‘Stop using bronzer, you look like a chicken nugget.’

Our Women of TinyLetters project, presented in partnership with the Digital Writers’ Festival, is a combination of live letter-readings and missives delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up to receive three TinyLetters from writers Alice Pung, Sophie Cunningham, Maureen Matthews and Kylie Maslen between late October and early November – beginning with ‘A Letter to My 13-year-old Self’.

The second, ‘A Letter to My 43-year-old Self’, will take the form of live readings from our writers followed by a panel discussion on letter-writing today – also streamed live at wheelercentre.com*. Away from the cacophonous social media world, what are the channels for intimate, sincere and reflective personal correspondence? Have new technologies changed the way we write letters? And what will happen to our digital letters when we die?

After the event, our subscribers will receive one final TinyLetter: ‘A Letter to My 73-year-old Self.’ Curious to know what our writers will say to their past and future selves? Subscribe here, or browse the archive here.

Presented in partnership with the Digital Writers’ Festival.

* During the event, you can live stream the video below. #womenoftinyletters



Featuring

Alice Pung

Alice Pung is an award-winning Australian writer whose books include the bestselling memoirs Unpolished Gem (2006) and Her Father’s Daughter (2011), and the novel Laurinda (2014). She is the editor of the anthology Growing Up Asian in Australia (2008), and created the Marly books for Penguin&#... Read more

Maureen Matthews

Maureen Matthews grew up an English Vicar’s daughter. At 23, she was diagnosed with the degenerative eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa, and is now legally blind. In 1996, Maureen opened Bliss for Women, Melbourne’s only adult store and bookshop for women. Next year, bliss4women.com ... Read more

Sophie Cunningham

Sophie Cunningham AM is the author of seven books, across multiple fiction and nonfiction, children and adults and include City of Trees – Essays on life, death and the need for a forest, and Melbourne. She is also editor of the collection Fire, Flood, Plague: Australian writers respond to 2020... Read more

Kylie Maslen

Kylie Maslen is a writer and events producer from Adelaide, now based in Melbourne. Her writing is focussed on sense of place and feminism, covering topics including literary criticism, food writing and her love of Australian Rules football. In her spare time she writes about what she’s been readi... Read more

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The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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