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Family Fun at Words in Winter

Storytelling & Children’s Writing Award

Saturday 19 August, 10.30 – 11.30am

Daylesford Library, free event

Storytelling with Anne E Stewart

Followed by the announcement of the winners
of the WIW Children’s Writing Award.

Children’s handmade books are on display at the Library till 19 August.





OpeningAcknowledgement of Country & Stories Hosted by Anne E. Stewart

Friday, August 4 at 4 PM – 5 PM
The Hub 81 Vincent St. Daylesford 3460
We will open our 15th annual writers festival with an acknowledgement to country and a spell of storytelling, hosted by our storyteller, Anne E. Stewart. Bring the kids, bring your hearts and bring a story to share (up to 5 minutes long).





Amazing Word Games- Fun & games in the old hedge maze!

August 4 at 10am to August 6 at 5pm
Maze House, Midland Hwy, Blampied, Victoria, Australia 3364
Maze House is hiding all sorts of Book and Word Games in the old hedge maze and around the country carnival garden.
Win prizes and treats if you collect all the clues.





Simon Carroll- Songs & Poems for kids

Saturday, August 5 at 10 AM – 10:30 AM
Hotel Frangos Event Room 82 Vincent St. Daylesford, 3460
The wonderful musician and writer, SImon Carroll, presents: “Things go wrong when you tell lies and things could explode when you rub your eyes”.
Live songs & poetry performance and children’s book launch.
$5 per person. Bring the kids!




Alexandra De Beetle Reading By Michelle Pleasance

Saturday, August 5 at 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM
Hotel Frangos Event Room 82 Vincent St. Daylesford, 3460
Michelle @theformidableforest reads from her wonderful book, The Fairly Interesting LIfe of Alexandra De Beetle.
We got the first chapter last year and can’t wait to hear the next one!





Millipeed Land Kids Book Launch

Saturday, August 5 at 12 PM – 1:30 PM
Daylesford Senior Citizens 74 Vincent St. (behind the Town Hall)
Millipeed Land- Millie & friends launches her 2 children’s books: The Atkins Peeds & The Quarry
12 Noon Arrive / Seating / Welcome
12.10 Introduction to Millipeed / Introduce Sistapeed and First Book THE QUARRY
12:45 Millie and Morgi present Second Book ATKINS PEEDS
1:10 Finale (Sale of both books and Signings $10 each)
Cupcakes, free event kid friendly- parents & children.



Early Voyage, a Reading

Saturday, August 5 at 2 PM – 2:50 PM
Hotel Frangos Event Room 82 Vincent St. Daylesford 3460
‘It was 5 o’clock in the morning and many of the villagers were still sleeping and snoring.
But not the school children.
They were all awake and quietly nibbling into stewed apples, sourdough and chestnuts
and getting ready to make the long voyage to school’.
Early morning enchantment, magical animals and a mysterious school come together in this enthralling tale.
For children, their parents and lovers of fables.
Presented by author Mara Ripani and illustrator Michelle Pleasance. $5 Family .



Wordy Pets Workshop with Selena Smith

Saturday, August 5 at 4 PM – 5 PM
Daylesford Public Library
33 Albert St, Daylesford, Victoria 3460
“Wordy pets” from old books & maps, an art workshop for young and old.
You will utilise old books and maps to create a pet/animal portrait.
Imagine that dusty old tome reimagined into a wise owl or the tourist map forever hung on your wall
reminding you of your visit now a happy puppy.
Kids & Adults, suitable for arty crafty types of all ages, must be school age and above.


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What do you mean it’s not the End of the World?

Saturday, August 5 at 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Daylesford Town Hall, 74 Vincent St, Daylesford, Victoria 3460
Comedy, mayhem and melodrama
from Daylesford’s own Inside Out Youth Theatre.
Directed by Jen Bray
14 teenagers loose on stage – what could possibly go wrong?
Lots of family fun with comedy scenes and impro created by these energetic young performers.
$5 Adults; $2 Children



Fluctuating Spaces

Sunday, August 6 at 1 PM – 1:30 PM
Daylesford Town Hall, 74 Vincent St, Daylesford, Victoria 3460
Spoken word and stop motion animations showcasing work from the innovative art project “Fluctuating Spaces”.
Local Artist Jodie Goldring was in residence at Daylesford Secondary through Term 2, working with Year 7 and 10 students to make a series of innovative art installations. This project was funded through the Artist in Schools – A Victorian Government Initiative.
Free admission