WORDS IN WINTER
4th – 26th August 2018
Welcome to Words in Winter 2018
Words in Winter is an annual literary and arts festival held in August each year in the Hepburn Shire and surrounding districts. Words in Winter is a celebration of words, stories and ideas in all their forms shared by locals and visiting presenters through readings, poetry, theatre, music, talks, workshops, visiting authors, and exhibitions.
Words In Winter is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
Our Platinum Sponsors
Short Story Comp.
Entries now closed!
Thank you to everyone who submitted a short story to our competition! The judges are now reading through your stories and have the very difficult job of deciding on a winner.
We look forward to seeing which story will be read out on Sunday afternoon 26 August at 4.30pm.
Kid’s Story Comp.
Deadline 4pm Thur 16th August 2018
Kids, It’s time to get writing! Talk to your school about how you can enter the Children’s Writing Award as part of Words in Winter 2018.
Winners will be announced at Daylesford Town Hall at 11am on Saturday August 25th.
20th July 2018 deadline.
The Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize is now open for submissions for 2018. There’s $1000 to be won and the shortlist and winner will be announced during the festival festival. The judges this year are Jessica Wilkinson and Stuart Cooke. Only $10 to enter.
Thursday 9th August 2018
Test your wits against the best minds in town (or at least some clever literary types). Get a group of 2-10 together and come along to the Woodshed for our trivia night. You will have the chance to win some great prizes and meet new friends!
Details coming soon.
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“We live by stories. It’s the principle by which we organize our experience and thus derive our sense of who we are. ”