Every year, one of Australia's favourite lit events undergoes a slight, temporary rebranding, simply by dropping their first syllable. Yep, Women of Letters becomes Men of Letters, bringing to The Zoo stage a huge selection of Brisbane's — hell Australia's — best male talent as they rediscover the lost art of letter writing.
Included on this year's jam-packed lineup are a wealth of the titular men-folk, including comedian Paul Livingston, aka Flacco, plus Cleverman creator Ryan Griffen. They'll be demonstrating their winning ways with words, and they're not alone.
Also having a hand in the day's letter writing are musos Eddie Ayres and Danny Widdicombe, former parliamentarian Andrew Bartlett, journo and record label owner Andrew Stafford, surf culture author Tim Baker, actor Victor Parascos, playwright David Burton and 2017 Oodgeroo Noonuccal Poetry Prize winning poet Sachem Parkin-Owens. Each will be penning and reading a letter to 'The Woman Who Changed My Life'.
Doors open at 3pm, and wine, cheese, stamps and envelopes are provided. Grab your finest quill and head along.