Words In Winter 2024

Connection of the Heart

23 - 25 August
A sensory feast of community and beyond.
Come dip into the warmth of Words In Winter!

Author Talks

The Heart of Things

Detachable Penis: A Queer Legal Saga

Travelling with a cardboard cutout

Mission Archives and Indigenous Truths

Nature connection through narrative

Memoir writing from the heart

Poetry Readings

Under the Mop Top Tree

Kirsten Johnston readings from Minutiae

Clean Pages Filthy Ink

Heart Wisdom

Other Events

Publishing Is More Than Print

Nurturing the future of poetry

Words in Winter is a literary and arts festival held in August 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, author talks, and exhibitions.

Cover image by Nicole Wassell

Words in Winter acknowledge the Dja Dja Wurrung, the Traditional Owners of Country and custodians of the land. In recognition of their continued connection to land, water and the culture, and enduring tradition of storytelling, we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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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.