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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Dead Letter Club - Melbourne (1st birthday!)

  • Noisy Ritual Urban Winery 249 Lygon Street Brunswick East, VIC, 3057 Australia (map)

Dead Letter Club, the world’s original Creative Letter Writing movement returns after a sell-out Melbourne Writers Festival session with an evening of creative writing, mystery, parlour games and low commitment pen pals.

Pick up a pen and let the ink flow.

ONE WHOLE YEAR!  DEAD LETTER CLUB is connecting people and inspiring creativity with everyone it touches.  You're support has been astounding and incredible.  So much so that Dead Letter Club is now spreading across the world.

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. 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 an identity, 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.

Bookings essential. Doors open 6.30pm. DLC 7pm.

Come early and enjoy the gorgeous surrounds of Noisy Ritual People-Powered Urban Winery, delicious grazing platters to share, pizza and pies are all on offer to dine on.

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.

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