Dead Letter Club

the slow communication revolution

Tired of Twitter, txtspeak and emojis?

A mash-up of creative writing, mystery parlour games and low commitment pen-pals.

Building Creativity and Community via the lost art of letter writing.

Pick up a pen and let the ink flow.

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MELB: Dead Letter Club March edition

  • The Gem Bar & Dining 289 Wellington Street Collingwood Australia (map)


A mashup of creative writing, mystery, parlour games and low commitment pen pals.

It is now standard to express ourselves through the immediacy of emojis, GIFs, and lols. 

We ask, what might be lost because of this? Dead Letter Club is our answer.  Pick up a pen and let the ink flow.

“Dead Letter Club was one of the most genuinely creative, powerful and beautiful experiences I've ever taken part in.”  Gemma Jones, Craft Victoria

DLC is a high concept game played by YOU.  A response and a call to restore balance to lives being lived through a little screen and a scrolling thumb.  Existing in dedication to the written word through creative letter writing.  Assume your nom de plume and through our secret postal service you will correspond with others in the room over the evening remaining unknown to each other. 

Until the end that is.  

NEVER FEAR! We have hundreds of prompt cards for those awkward moments of writers’ block! 

“Dead Letter Club is an evening of unbridled imagination and creative wonder convened under the watchful eye of a badass witch babe.”  Kat Skull, STREAT

Dead Letter Club is a Creative Social Movement built by Melbourne's cheerleader for creativity, Melanie Knight, and is now finding its way across cities around the world.  

Join us upstairs at Melbourne's cosiest pub The Gem for drinks, BBQ and written words.


INSTAGRAM @dead_letter_club


It is important for participants to arrive by start time and stay for the course of the correspondence.  Don't ditch your pen-pal by leaving early.  Doors at 6.30pm.  Writing from 7pm - 9pm (ish).

Later Event: March 30
DLC Castlemaine State Fair