THE SLOW COMMUNICATION REVOLUTION
Tired of Twitter, txtspeak and emojis?
Dead Letter Club, the world’s original creative letter writing movement joins Melbourne Writers Festival with an evening of creative writing, mystery, parlour games and low commitment pen pals.
Pick up a pen and let the ink flow.
"In an age like ours, which is not given to letter-writing, we forget what an important part it used to play in people's lives" - Anatole Broyard
In this special MWF event we invite you to reprise a character from your most loved, hated, celebrated or inconsequential novel and rewrite their story though the lost art of letter writing.
“Dead Letter Club was one of the most genuinely creative, powerful and beautiful experiences I've ever taken part in.” Gemma Jones, Craft Victoria
We'll be bringing the Dead Letters to life with some special guests from the Melbourne Writers Festival who will be reading the correspondence live.
It is now standard to express ourselves through the immediacy of emojis, GIFs, and lols. Communicating in sentences, phone calls and letters is becoming a thing of the past.
We ask, what might be lost because of this? Dead Letter Club is our answer.
Sending a letter is the next best thing to showing up at someone’s door. Ink from your pen touches the stationary, your fingers touch the paper, your spit seals the envelope. Thoughts revealed through the flourishes and flow of the pen, the texture and lingering scent on the paper.
Dead Letter Club is a Creative Social Movement built by Melbourne's cheerleader for creativity, Melanie Knight.
Come early and enjoy the gorgeous surrounds of Noisy Ritual People-Powered Urban Winery, drink some of their sweet local made wine to get those creative juices flowing. Delicious tasting platters spilling with cheese, meat and vegie goodness also available.
It is important for participants to arrive by start time - 7pm - and stay for the course of the correspondence. Don't ditch your pen-pal by leaving early.
DLC stationery supplied
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It is important for participants to arrive by start time - 7pm and stay for the course of the correspondence. Don't ditch your pen-pal by leaving early.