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!
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.
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.
3- 25 August
Words in Winter Newstead 2019 Programme
2018 Festival Highlights
2018 Competition Winners
“We live by stories. It’s the principle by which we organize our experience and thus derive our sense of who we are. ”