Programme: August 24-26

Friday August 24, 2018

Ironbark: Growing up gay in the bush

August 24, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: Sponsored by Chillout

Jay Carmichael in conversation with local radio personality Max Primmer about his debut novel Ironbark about growing up queer in rural victoria.

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The Story Suite – Writers Reading: Live!

August 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: Free event

The Story Suite is a group of local writers who gather every week to hone their natural talents under the tutelage of Mark Dickenson. Our first published writer, Susi Fox, has her own session on Saturday afternoon, but come along on Friday evening to hear the rest of our budding literary superstars before they become […]

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Saturday August 25, 2018

Children’s storytime with Michelle Pleasance

August 25, 2018 @ 12:30 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 author and artist, Michelle Pleasance reads from her wonderful book, The Fairly Interesting Life of Alexandra De Beetle for the third year this year.

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Flipside Fairytales – The Other Side of the Apple Fairytale Show & Announcement of Children’s writing award.

August 25, 2018 @ 1:00 am - 2:30 am
Town Hall, 74 Vincent St Daylesford,
Victoria 3460 Australia
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Price: $5/$15 family

You might think you know these stories, but have you ever heard the Witch's point of view? And what the dwarves really think? And what Grandma's doing in that cupboard? Fairy tales are flipped on their head and we see the story from different characters' perspectives.

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Poems of Change and Chance

August 25, 2018 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 am
The Convent Gallery Chapel, 7 Daly Street Daylesford,
Victoria 3460 Australia
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Price: gold coin donation

Daylesford favourites, Ross Gillett, an Australian multi-award winning poet, and Richard Perry, a Canadian emeritus professor of Asian Arts will read and briefly discuss some of their favorite poems of Change and Chance.

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Beware! Memoirist at Work

August 25, 2018 @ 2:00 am - 2:45 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: $5 donation

Local librarian Allison Hadfield tells about the challenges in writing a family history.

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Post-Apocalypse Now: Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors

August 25, 2018 @ 2:45 am - 4:00 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: $5

A future where the rains never came. A child with a halo born of atheist parents. Science fiction, fantasy and dark humour meet in this fascinating session hosted by first-time novelists Lachlan Walters (The Rain Never Came) and Jeremy Stanford (Rapture).

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Speaking Up: Clementine Ford in conversation with Maia Irell

August 25, 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: $20

Best-selling author and feminist commentator, Clementine Ford discusses with festival director Maia Irell how ideas about masculinity need to change, in light of her forthcoming book Boys Will Be Boys.

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New Lives: A relaxed Salon Talk at Stone and Straw Guesthouse

August 25, 2018 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 am
Stone and Straw retreat, 5401 Midland Hwy Dry Driggings,
3460
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Price: $10

A relaxed salon talk at Stone and Straw Guesthouse Retreat where four speakers with different and intriguing stories to tell from China, Cornwall and Australia with entertain and delight.

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Taking a chance with Susi Fox

August 25, 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: $5 donation

Local GP Susi Fox tells how seizing the chance to write fiction led to a tantalising debut novel Mine was picked up by Penguin Australia and the UK and numerous territories worldwide.

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Mosquito Story Telling Slam with Anne E Stewart

August 25, 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 donation

Contestants have 5 minutes to win over the audience with a story about Change and Chance. No notes, no props just you and the audience!

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The Unknown Moons of Jupiter – How a space cadet made his way back to Planet Earth

August 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: $15

Local jazz legend Michael Westlake and his piano are your intrepid guides on this rollicking thrill ride through his inner psyche to the outer cosmos.

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Anything But Words, Another Language

August 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Yandoit Uniting Church, Church Road Yandoit,
Vic 3461 Australia
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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This event has been cancelled.

August 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Christ Church, 54 Central Springs Rd Daylesford,
Vic 3460
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Price: $20/$15

An intimate evening with acclaimed and talented musicians Sarah Carroll, Charles Jenkins and Paul Andrew Carey,  welcoming the audience behind the curtain of creative process and sharing insight into their literary craft through conversation and song.

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Sunday August 26, 2018

Children’s book writing workshop HAS BEEN CANCELLED

August 26, 2018 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 am
Paddock Room, Neighbourhood Centre, 13 Camp Street Daylesford,
Victoria 3460
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Price: $10

The Owl Who Travels Through Time - A Children’s Boobook Workshop with Craig Dent

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How to make a writers’ group work for you with Vivienne Ulman

August 26, 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: $5 donation

Viviene Ulman and others share hard-won wisdom about their writers workshop experiences including guidelines for safe, fun and effective workshopping and how workshops improve your writing.

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Elderhood: What really matters with Di Percy

August 26, 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

Di Percy, author and thought leader in Elder‐Transition and Elderhood will talk about her forthcoming book The Elderhood Epiphany, an invitation to embrace our most enriching life-stage.

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Crime Writers’ Special: Better Latte Than Never

August 26, 2018 @ 3:00 am - 3:50 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: $5 donation

Daylesford has a new mystery series, The Ex-Nuns of Daylesford. Come and help launch the first title, Better Latte than Never, with drinks and nibbles.

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White Settlement, what really happened in your backyard?

August 26, 2018 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: $10

Join festival co-director Kevin Childs in conversation with leading historian Bain Attwood (The Good Country) as they discuss the impact of white settlement/invasion on Aboriginals in Central Victoria.

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Lyric and Verse Writing Workshop HAS BEEN CANCELLED

August 26, 2018 @ 4:00 am - 6:00 am
Paddock Room, Neighbourhood Centre, 13 Camp Street Daylesford,
Victoria 3460
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Price: $20

This workshop uses music and visual stimuli, enhances creativity, and inspires verse writing and composing song structures with innovative ideas.

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Sow My Body: Music with Anthony Petrucci

August 26, 2018 @ 5:15 am - 6:00 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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Announcement of Venie Holmgren Poetry prize

August 26, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 6:30 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: Free event

Announcement of The Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize and reading of the winning poem.  

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Announcement of Short Story winner

August 26, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 7:00 am
Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs, 76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia
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Price: Free event

Announcement of Short Story winner and reading of the winning story.  

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Cocktails, Poetry and Farewell

August 26, 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: Free event

Join us for a drink and de-brief including raffle and auction winners.  

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