Programme: August 17-19

Friday August 17, 2018

Welcome to Country and Welcome to Words in Winter

August 17, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 7:30 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: Free event

Welcome to Country by a Dja Dja Wurrung elder and official opening of the festival by Mayor of Hepburn Shire, Cr John Cottrell.

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A writer’s journey: The humanising power of story

August 17, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: Free event

Arnold Zable will explore the inspirations, literary influences, sources of ideas, and practical lessons learnt in confronting the empty page.

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Saturday August 18, 2018

The Art of Story – a workshop with Arnold Zable

August 18, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 6:00 am
Paddock Room, Neighbourhood Centre, 13 Camp Street Daylesford,
Victoria 3460
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Price: Tickets through Writers Victoria

Explore the evolving structure of a story, and how to break the various blocks that can come up in the process.

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The Exhibition of the Open Door

August 18, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 12:50 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: $5 donation

Local Abstract Artist, Claire Clifton takes us on an exploration of those literal and metaphorical thresholds we cross throughout our lives. Abstract art meets philosophy with a touch of Bach.

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Like a House on Fire and other stories: The insider scoop!

August 18, 2018 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: $10/free for School Kids

Author Cate Kennedy’s short story collections are currently on the VCE English syllabus. In this session she will be giving an insider scoop on the stories, their themes, how she wrote them, and how to craft your own short stories for assessment.

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The Oasis: Screenplay Reading

August 18, 2018 @ 2:00 am - 3:30 am
Daylesford Library, Cnr Bridport & Albert Streets Daylesford,
VIC 3460
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Price: $5

Talented local actors join screenwriter Josephine Winter for a rehearsed read-through of The Oasis, a time-hopping science fiction drama set on the Nullarbor plain. 

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Pompey Elliott at War: In His Own Words with Ross McMullin

August 18, 2018 @ 2:30 am - 3:30 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: $10 / $5 conc

Award-winning historian Ross McMullin talks on his latest book about one of Australia’s most famous and controversial military leaders.

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Tree of Change: Workshop with Selena Smith

August 18, 2018 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 am
Cheshire Cat Studio, 4 Duke Street Daylesford,
Vic 3460
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Price: $5 donation

Utilising luggage tags ; Brown for change & blue for chance participants will write their reflections and hang them upon trees creating a social statement as an installation that will be collated at a later date for posterity.

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Can a Book Change the World? David Holmgren & Cate Kennedy

August 18, 2018 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Town Hall, 74 Vincent St Daylesford,
Victoria 3460 Australia
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Price: $10/$5 conc

Join leading writer and permaculture co-originator David Holmgren as he explores the power of ecological writing in our transition to a carbon-positive, low-energy future

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Lost Worlds: Barry Hill + Richard Zachariah

August 18, 2018 @ 5:30 am - 6:30 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: $15

Acclaimed authors Barry Hill (Reason & Lovelessness) and Richard Zachariah (This Vanished Land) illuminate different perspectives in their passions regarding the settlement of Australia and its historical predicaments.

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Wine, Stories and Open Mic with Cate Kennedy

August 18, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am
The Woodshed – Spade to Blade, 21A Raglan St Daylesford,
Victoria 3460 Australia
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Price: $5 donation

Cate Kennedy will kick off this event with some stories, a few poems, and a song or two to inspire any one game enough to step up to the mic.

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Slow Grains: Small is Beautiful.

August 18, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: $5

Come listen to the stories of Australia's pioneers in artisanal, small scale baking, from growers to millers, bakers, activists and researchers.

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Marieke Hardy in conversation with Mika Pediaditis

August 18, 2018 @ 8:15 am - 9:15 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: $20

Change and personal reflection: Both are essential in life. But what does it feel like for someone in the public eye?

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Anything But Words, Another Language

August 18, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
The Convent Gallery Chapel, 7 Daly Street Daylesford,
Victoria 3460 Australia
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Price: $10

Petrus Spronk will complement the beautiful music of the Mana Moto Duo, consisting of Justine Walsh on vocals, electric guitar and loops and Adam Menegazzo on electric violin and loops, with images from his extensive travels abroad.

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Sunday August 19, 2018

Waste-free Mushroom Cultivation

August 18, 2018 @ 11:00 pm - August 19, 2018 @ 12:45 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: $10

Nick Ritar will show you some low-tech mushroom cultivation methods from he and Kirsten Bradley's soon to be released book Milkwood - Real skills for down-to-earth living.

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U3A Stories

August 19, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 am
Frangos Hotel Function Room, 82 Vincent Street, Daylesford,
Victoria 3460 Australia
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Price: by donation

Be entertained by members of U3A Hepburn’s writing circle who will share their short, fascinating, historic and humorous stories about change and chance.

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The Book is not Dead

August 19, 2018 @ 1:00 am - 1:50 pm
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: $10

Michael Webster, distinguished publisher, explains why written books remain a vital part of our culture as sales continue to boom.

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Rural Crime Thrillers

August 19, 2018 @ 2:00 am - 2:50 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: $5

Award winning local crime writer Sandi Wallace shares her insights on chance, actions, reactions and consequences in contemporary crime fiction.

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Taking Poetry Beyond the Page: A Workshop with Amanda Anastasi

August 19, 2018 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 am
Paddock Room, Neighbourhood Centre, 13 Camp Street Daylesford,
Victoria 3460
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Price: $30

Join the convener of La Mama Poetica, Amanda Anastasi, in this his workshop that will equip you with practical ways on how to overcome nerves and read in a way that captures an audience, as well as give you advice on where to start in the world of spoken word.

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Inside RetroSuburbia: the making of a book

August 19, 2018 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: $5 donation

Join David Holmgren, permaculture co-originator, and his project team in open discussion about the remarkable journey to create his new book RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future.

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Fact to Fiction: Shokoofeh Azar + Dee White

August 19, 2018 @ 4:15 am - 5:15 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: $15

Two authors from very different worlds, Shokoofeh Azar and Dee White, talk about how they have successfully taken real life events and woven them into books that have been hailed as enchanting and engrossing.

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Milkwood: Seaweed, Tomato, Bees, Mushrooms & The Wild

August 19, 2018 @ 5:30 am - 6:20 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: $5 bookings essential!

Join Kirsten Bradley & Nick Ritar of Milkwood Permaculture as they read from their upcoming book  Milkwood – Real skills for down-to-earth living. 

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Table read of Captain Cook Discovers Celebrity Island

August 19, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
Paddock Room, Neighbourhood Centre, 13 Camp Street Daylesford,
Victoria 3460
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Price: $5

Follow Captain Cook on his fateful final journey as told by 6 actors channelling diarists Charles and Fanny Burney, Boswell, Elizabeth Cook and Omai the Tahitian. 

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Sow My Body: Music with Anthony Petrucci

August 19, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 7:15 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: $5 donation

Sow My Body: Local musician Anthony Petrucci performs sparse folk / land music / heart songs.

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Snow on Snow – Harpsichord, Voice and Flute Concert

August 19, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Christ Church, 54 Central Springs Rd Daylesford,
Vic 3460
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Price: $20

Harpsichordist and early music icon Ann Morgan has put together a unique programme of classical works centered around the theme of winter. She will be joined by soprano Vivien Hamilton and Alison Catanach playing baroque flute.

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Word Out Loud: with Joanne Tsakoumagos

August 19, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: $5 donation

Poetry, Prose, Stories and Songs: A warm casual gathering and reading of those words that have most comforted or inspired us in times of change.

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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.

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