Past event

WOW, 2020

8 March 2020

Part of WOW – Women of the World at London’s Southbank Centre, Letters Live made its debut on International Women’s Day 2020 in the tenth anniversary year of the festival.


Sunday, 8th March 2020
Sally Philips


Gentlemen, I just don’t belong here

Ursula Le Guin to Harcourt Brace Jovanovich


An instrument of joy

Margaret Mead to her sister



Adwoa Aboah


We are the gift

Melissa Harris Perry to Richard Mourdock


Don’t let anyone define who you are

Angelique Kidjo to girls of the world



Rose McGowan


Dear Hollywood

Rose McGowan to Hollywood



Ncuti Gatwa


Dear Principal
Stephen Callaghan to Principal


DO NOT be so bloody vulnerable
Noel Coward to Marlene Dietrich



Daisy Ridley


Ought women not to be abolished altogether?
Clementine Churchill to The Times


You did not just attack me that night

Ione Wells to her assaulter



Meera Syal


Live a life worth living
Julie Yip Williams to her daughters


Mick Jagger and I walked into Studio 54
Bianca Jagger to Financial Times

Amanda Abbington


Have a Happy Period
Wendi Aarons to James Thatcher



Louise Brealey


I’m amputating you
Frida Kahlo to Diego Rivera



Olivia Colman


Dear Sir
Sarah-Louise Jordan to an admirer



Jordan Stephens


Abortion is a terrifying thing
Italo Calvino to Claudio Magris






Burning in Birmingham

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