Archives: Events

Secrets, Lies and Cults

Walkley Award winner, and now novelist, Erina Reddan talks about secrets, lies and cults in her latest crime thriller, DEEP IN THE FOREST. Fed up with being shunned by locals [...]
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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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Clean Pages Filthy Ink

“Clean Pages, Filthy Ink” is a riveting spoken word poetry reading that delves into the intricate themes of cultural identity and political uprisings. Through powerful verses and vivid imagery, Antonio [...]
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The Silver Cockatoo

Jeremy O’Carroll writes in a wide range of genres (comic, philosophical, literary, and fantasy). He will read from his latest work, ‘The Call of the Silver Cockatoo’, a locally set [...]
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Speaking Our Souls

Are you ready to unleash your unique poetic voice in a safe, supportive and inspiring space? Poetry is the language of the soul. In this workshop lead by acclaimed published [...]
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Tarp Green Light

Carl will read from ‘Tarp Green Light’ [Flying Islands 2024] a first collection of poems traversing history, memory, family and loss. Across the poems, rain falls and muddies Yarra or [...]
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RAW: Readers Are Writers workshop

Many readers have a secret stash of storytelling skills. In this fun and conversational workshop, Melbourne author of the acclaimed tragicomedy ‘Never Look Desperate’ and RMIT lecturer Dr Rachel Matthews, [...]
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Mission Archives and Indigenous Truths

An on-stage interview with Alison J Barton discussing nineteenth-century archives and the mistruths they tell about Indigenous people. Alison shares how contemporary Indigenous Australian poets are re-writing the archive with [...]
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Ekphrastic connections: making poetry with art

In conversation, Naarm/Melbourne-based poets Anne M Carson, Angela Costi, Anne Elvey and Rose Lucas will open up intersections between poetry and the visual arts, discussing collaborations between artists and writers. [...]
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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.