DAYLESFORD | Words in Winter Festival

16-18 August 2019

Welcome to Words in Winter 2019

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.
You can find out more about the festival here

Cover image by Josh Bowes @drystonejackson

Winter is coming!

Trivia Night

6pm, Thursday 15 August

Get your brain into gear and gather some of your friends for a fun night of trivia, prizes and community gathering!

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The Artists’ Revelations by Petrus Spronk

@ The Convent Gallery Chapel

Hosted and created by our own formidable and beloved artist & friend, Petrus Spronk, we invite you to this special event where music and art merge.

Launch Lunch at The Farmers Arms

2 courses and a glass of wine or beer!

Grab a door prize which includes a 2 night stay at the luxe Farmers Arms Art Suites (valued at $610) and help us usher in our 18th year of our local writers’ festival!

Venie Poetry Prize

Entries are CLOSED

 

Winner will be announced at WIW & there will be a reading of the winning poem. 

 

Crosstown Crossword Challenge

Saturday 3 August 10-11.30am

This is a Shire-wide event where towns compete against each other trying to solve the Snodger’s crossword puzzle. Come and Join in at the Daylesford Library.

 

Trentham Programme

16 August – 18 August

The Trentham Words in Winter 2019 Programme is ready to view!

 

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Creswick Exhibition

Official Opening 6 August 6-8pm

Words in Winter Creswick 2019 Exhibition “Words and Visions” – 10 works by local wordsmiths plus the works of 10 visual artists based on the works.

 

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Newstead Programme

3- 25 August 

Words in Winter Newstead 2019 Programme 

 

2018 Festival Highlights

2018 Competition Winners

Poetry Prize Winner

Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Award Winner:

Shari Kocher – Ode to Earth

Typwriters in Cafes

Drusilla Dickenson-Bray

With and entertaining story about pillow forts…

Short Story Winner

Suzanne McKinley

With her story But You Always Have the Carbonara.

Story Slam Winner

Winner of the inaugural Mosquito Story Slam:

Rania Awad

“We live by stories. It’s the principle by which we organize our experience and thus derive our sense of who we are. ”

Tobias Wolf

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