About Us

The Compassion Salon is a literary salon/speakeasy that is creating a community around new and established writers whose work relates to compassion and wellbeing.

At each salon, writers discuss their work and explore what compassion means to them, and share their favourite compassion-related poem.

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A word from our Director

I founded The Compassion Salon as a place for people to connect and feel inspired and supported, using books as a means through which to consider the various aspects of human existence in an increasingly fragmented and challenging global community.

This is a compassionate initiative to facilitate and strengthen community and belonging. The Salon celebrates, inspires and cultivates creativity, innovation, self-compassion and individual and societal wellness.

We look forward to you joining us for a future salon!

Dr Marti Balaam
Director and Founder of The Compassion Salon