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Dead Letter Club

  • Club Kwench 843 Fort Street Victoria, BC (map)

The Slow Communication revolution starts here... 

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Tired of Twitter, txtspeak and emojis?

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

Free (members)
$5 (non-members)

Creative Writing via the lost art of letter writing.

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 Brossard

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 (Aus)

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.

These evenings are in dedication to the written word through creative letter writing.

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

*The Dead Letter Club was conceived and formed by Melanie Knight in Melbourne in 2017.

This will be the very FIRST chapter of the Dead Letter Club in the northern hemisphere. Make sure you're a part of it!

More about the amazing stuff Mel does, here: www.hellomelanieknight.com

 

*****PLEASE NOTE***** It is important for participants to arrive by start time - 6pm and stay for the course of the correspondence. Please don't ditch your pen-pal by leaving early. Arrive from 5pm. Writing from 6pm - 8pm (ish).

Earlier Event: April 25
Sonic Drawing with June Yeo
Later Event: May 1
Breakfast