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Memoir writing from the heart

Join 2024 Stella Prize shortlisted author, Katia Ariel, for a compelling conversation, as she reflects on writing her debut memoir, The Swift Dark Tide, an open love letter on selfhood, [...]
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Nature connection through narrative

Writing about the natural world can help us first notice nature, but narrative – where living things have agency and inner lives – really fosters connection.
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Stories of the Heart

This interactive storytelling event has been curated by Joel Hines and draws upon principles found in his new book “Holding Space: Strategies to Cultivate Connection and Enable Potential”. Joel brings [...]
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Richard Perry & Ross Gillett

Richard Perry and Ross Gillett, who enjoy and excel in reading poems aloud, will read a wide range of poems (not their own) related to WiW’s theme: Connection of the [...]
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Travelling with a cardboard cutout

Come meet Michelle Bourke, author and storyteller, the only widow that has travelled around the world with a cardboard cut-out of her late husband. This story is a journey of [...]
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Detachable Penis: A Queer Legal Saga

Join Sam Elkin as he discusses his debut narrative non-fiction book Detachable Penis: A Queer Legal Saga, which centres on his experiences transitioning while working at a queer legal service.
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The Heart of Things

Leah Kaminsky will discuss her latest novel ‘Doll’s Eye’, an intriguing story of love, loss and survival against the backdrop of war brewing in 1930s Europe. A young German dollmaker [...]
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Love Affairs with Books

Daylesford resident and author Meyer Eidelson summarises his passionate but erratic affairs of the heart with his fifteen books. In literary infatuation there is obsession, conception, gestation but how do [...]
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On a Bright Hillside in Paradise

Author event with readings. Author Annette Higgs will talk about her novel On a Bright Hillside in Paradise which won the 2022 Penguin Literary Prize. In conversation (interviewer TBC)
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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.