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Kaki King and More Set for November's WOMEN OF LETTERS at Joe's Pub

Women of Letters is a best-selling literary salon. Each month, New York's best and brightest women come together on stage to celebrate the lost art of letter-writing.

For the next show on November 2nd, host Sofija Stefanovic welcomes guests reading "A Letter to my Unrequeited."

Together on stage for the first time ever:

- Beloved writer and standup comedian JANELLE JAMES

- Esteemed actress and photographer Bojana Novakovic

- Celebrated guitarist and composer KAKI KING

- Revered author and The New Yorker staff writer ARIEL LEVY

- Iconic actress and writer Kathryn Grody

- Acclaimed soul singer and songwriter STEPHANIE MCKAY

- Music by TREYA

WOMEN OF LETTERS is set for November 2nd at 7pm at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater,, 425 Lafayette St, New York. Ticket Link: $20 -

The show attracts guests of the highest caliber, from all disciplines. Women of Letters veterans include: Molly Ringwald, Jean Grae, Megan Amram, Martha Wainwright, Kathleen Turner, Aparna Nancherla, Siri Hustvedt, Edie Falco, Susan Orlean, Emma Straub, Alexis Okeowo, Mara Wilson, Amanda Palmer, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Suki Kim, JD Samson, Tavi Gevinson, Stoya, Ophira Eisenberg, Lydia Lunch, Yael Stone, Jena Malone, Lisa Kron, Sonia Manzano, Maira Kalman, Amber Tamblyn and many more

Once a month at the iconic Joe's Pub, host Sofija Stefanovic introduces a lineup of six women, from various walks of life. The most interesting and acclaimed writers, musicians, actors, comedians and politicians appear together on stage, in an intimate setting, with the purpose of celebrating female talent and the lost art of letter-writing.

The shows are funny and heartfelt, and never recorded or filmed - part of the magic is that they exist in the moment, and the events are a safe storytelling space.

In the last five years, Women of Letters events have raised over $750,000 for charity. The New York shows have donated proceeds to various organizations we feel passionately about.

Women of Letters was founded in 2010 in Melbourne, Australia, by writers Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire. Since its inception, Women of Letters has enjoyed sellout success in Australia and toured internationally to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin (SXSW), London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Wellington and Indonesian cities Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Ubud.

"In our world which is becoming increasingly more disconnected by dependency on social media and our tendencies to live online, I feel that projects like Women of Letters are the antidote. Bringing people together in one room to hear people tell their stories is a powerful reminder of our humanity." - Molly Ringwald

"Women of Letters is the perfect alchemy of literary art-party and storytelling, with drinking and bonding for all genders of truth-seekers. Marieke and Michaela deserve a medal for creating this happening while we're on earth." - Amanda Palmer

While Hardy and McGuire continue to create sellout events in Australia and tour the world, the monthly show in New York is produced by performer and producer Trish Nelson and BanterGirl (a Production Company with an honest mission to establish a diverse and creative empire of women, and shine a light on their talents).

Acclaimed author and Moth storyteller Sofija Stefanovic hosts the New York shows. "The lineups we've curated are amazing," says Stefanovic, "I'm bursting to reveal them, but there's a gag order!" The Women of Letters team confirms that they have indeed put together an extraordinary (secret) program of New York artists for the months to come.

Penguin Random House has released five bestselling anthologies of letters from the live shows. The most recent volume, Airmail, is the first international edition.

Pictured: Women of Letters, October: Amber Tamblyn, Diana Cage, Laura Gomez, Sofija Stefanovic, Maira Kalman, Shalewa Sharpe, Estelle Tang and Treya.

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