2019 Programme

This year we our festival runs from Friday 16 August to Sunday 18 August. We also have pre-festival events throughout the month of August.

Select which day you would like to view. To view all events as a list click here.

"Trashlanders" Theatre Production
Friday 26 July
7:00 pm
Clever Towns Crossword
Clever Towns Crossword
Saturday 3 August
10:00 am
Masterclass with Rebecca Sullivan
Masterclass with Rebecca Sullivan
Sunday 4 August
11:00 am
Creswick - Words and Visions
Creswick - Words and Visions
Tuesday 6 August
6:00 pm
The Cicada storytelling slam workshop with Anne E Stewart
The Cicada storytelling slam workshop with Anne E Stewart
Saturday 10 August
1:00 pm
Trivia Night
Trivia Night
Thursday 15 August
6:00 pm
Launch Lunch at The Farmers Arms
Launch Lunch at The Farmers Arms
Friday 16 August
12:00 pm
Official Opening
Official Opening
Friday 16 August
5:00 pm
Words Out Loud: Poetry and Open Mic
Words Out Loud: Poetry and Open Mic
Friday 16 August
6:00 pm
The Cicada Story Slam
The Cicada Story Slam
Friday 16 August
7:00 pm
The Story Suite – Writers Reading 2: Live Again!
The Story Suite – Writers Reading 2: Live Again!
Friday 16 August
8:00 pm
Daylesford wildlife with award winning author Greg Pyers
Daylesford wildlife with award winning author Greg Pyers
Saturday 17 August
10:00 am
Kids event! Stories from the little theatre of Jeff Stewart
Kids event! Stories from the little theatre of Jeff Stewart
Saturday 17 August
10:30 am
Louise Milligan in conversation with Kevin Childs
Louise Milligan in conversation with Kevin Childs
Saturday 17 August
11:00 am
Jill Rivers: Writing off your Anxiety
Jill Rivers: Writing off your Anxiety
Saturday 17 August
12:00 pm
Writers Victoria Panel
Writers Victoria Panel
Saturday 17 August
1:00 pm
Chloe Hooper in conversation with Maureen Cooper, about her new book, The Arsonist
Chloe Hooper in conversation with Maureen Cooper, about her new book, The Arsonist
Saturday 17 August
2:00 pm
Good Storytelling: Your Friend, Your Future
Good Storytelling: Your Friend, Your Future
Saturday 17 August
3:00 pm
Heather Morris and Vivian Bi in Conversation @ Stone & Straw
Heather Morris and Vivian Bi in Conversation @ Stone & Straw
Saturday 17 August
3:30 pm
Life At War: Kevin Childs & our own Ellis Ebell read from a collection of Vietnam veterans' stories
Life At War: Kevin Childs & our own Ellis Ebell read from a collection of Vietnam veterans' stories
Saturday 17 August
4:00 pm
Memoir writing with Blaise van Hecke
Memoir writing with Blaise van Hecke
Saturday 17 August
4:00 pm
Sprung Circus presents
Sprung Circus presents "A Day in the Life"
Saturday 17 August
4:00 pm
Pub Talk! Authors Ilka Tampke & Kelly Gardiner in convo about historical fiction.
Pub Talk! Authors Ilka Tampke & Kelly Gardiner in convo about historical fiction.
Saturday 17 August
5:00 pm
Flash Fiction: An Exquisite Corpse
Flash Fiction: An Exquisite Corpse
Saturday 17 August
6:00 pm
The Artists' Revelations by Petrus Spronk
The Artists' Revelations by Petrus Spronk
Saturday 17 August
7:00 pm
Poetry and Performance
Poetry and Performance
Saturday 17 August
8:00 pm
U3A Stories
U3A Stories
Sunday 18 August
10:00 am
Di Percy: Elders Circle - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Di Percy: Elders Circle - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Sunday 18 August
11:00 am
Mini Masterclass. INTRO TO: social media and podcasting.
Mini Masterclass. INTRO TO: social media and podcasting.
Sunday 18 August
12:00 pm
Workshop: Character Development with Les Zig
Workshop: Character Development with Les Zig
Sunday 18 August
1:00 pm
Arnold Zable and Cate Kennedy in conversation
Arnold Zable and Cate Kennedy in conversation
Sunday 18 August
2:00 pm
Nikki Marshall presents: Open Mic Yandoit
Nikki Marshall presents: Open Mic Yandoit
Sunday 18 August
2:00 pm
Claire Coleman on her book, Terra Nullius with Emily McCulloch Childs in conversation.
Claire Coleman on her book, Terra Nullius with Emily McCulloch Childs in conversation.
Sunday 18 August
3:00 pm
Petrus Spronk Artist Talk
Petrus Spronk Artist Talk
Sunday 18 August
4:00 pm
Venie Holmgren Poetry Prize announcement & entertainment with Cate Kennedy
Venie Holmgren Poetry Prize announcement & entertainment with Cate Kennedy
Sunday 18 August
5:00 pm
The Artists' Revelations by Petrus Spronk  in Yandoit
The Artists' Revelations by Petrus Spronk in Yandoit
Saturday 24 August
7:00 pm
Biggest Blanket Fort Ever!
Biggest Blanket Fort Ever!
Sunday 25 August
11:00 am

Words in Winter is an annual literary and arts festival held in August each year in the Hepburn Shire and surrounding districts.