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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DLC East Coast tour - Canberra

  • Molly Odgers Lane Canberra, ACT, 2601 Australia (map)


Tired of Twitter, txtspeak and emojis? 

You asked, we delivered. The world’s original Creative Letter Writing Movement, Dead Letter Club is embarking on an East Coast tour. In keeping with the mystery of the Dead Letters we invite you to join us at Canberra's hidden Speakeasy, Molly, this October.

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

Pick up a pen and let the ink flow.

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.

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

Sending a letter is the next best thing to showing up at someone’s door (we think even better). 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.

"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

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

Bookings essential. Doors 6.30pm Dead Letter Club 7pm

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.

When it comes to Molly, a charming little speakeasy in the heart of Canberra, it’s all about who you know. Hidden behind an unassuming door lies a cosy night spot that will take you back in time with expertly mixed drinks, live jazz and a cool, nostalgic vibe. She’s a tricky lady to find, but guided by GPS coordinates 35°16'44.5"S+149°07'42.0"E, you’ll soon find yourself wandering down the perfect back alley.

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Earlier Event: October 24
DLC East Coast tour - Wollongong
Later Event: November 21
Dead Letter Club Melbourne - Film Night!