SXSW Showcase: People of Letters

Tuesday, March 12, 9:30pm, 18th Floor at Hilton Garden Inn

Amanda Palmer
Amanda Palmer

Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire founded Women of Letters, a literary salon in Melbourne, Australia, in 2010 to celebrate the art of the epistolary tradition in an age of 140-character missives. The bestselling series presents a collection of notable female authors, musicians, and actors writing and reading a carefully composed letter following the predetermined theme of the evening. This special SXSW installment speaks to the energy of all three conferences. Among the writers slated for this coed evening of literary performance are former Dresden Doll-turned-folk singer and controversial Kickstarterer Amanda Palmer and her husband, novelist Neil Gaiman, who weaves the fantastic, macabre, and mythological into stories and graphic novels for children and adults. Also on deck is minimalist filmmaker John Sayles, whose quiet films like Lone Star and Honeydripper seethe with social critique. Singer Jenny Owen Youngs, in town to showcase her peppy indie rock at SXSW, joins the genteel fray, as does Emma Swift, a writer, singer, and radio personality from Sydney, Australia. Canadian rapper Buck 65 rounds out this deliciously eclectic program.

Keep up with all our SXSW coverage at austinchronicle.com/sxsw. Sign up for our South By-specific newsletter at austinchronicle.com/newsletters for news, reviews, and previews delivered to your inbox every day of the Fest. And for the latest tweets, follow @ChronSXSW.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
Saturday Picks & Sleepers
Saturday Picks & Sleepers
Last night blurbs – hip-hop Picks and slept-on Sleepers

March 20, 2015

Friday Picks & Sleepers
Friday Picks & Sleepers
Obvious Picks and loads of not-so-obvious Sleepers!

March 20, 2015

More by Melanie Haupt
Gluten-Free Wild Wood Bakehouse Shutters Guadalupe Location
Gluten-Free Wild Wood Bakehouse Shutters Guadalupe Location
Their second location, Wilder Wood, remains open on Seventh Street

Feb. 27, 2019

Top 10 Carby Treats
Top 10 Carby Treats
The ten best ways to indulge in a carbohydrate bomb by a bevy of talented local bakers and pastry chefs

Dec. 28, 2018

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle