Jill Rivers: Writing off your Anxiety

August 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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A session called Write off Your Anxiety…detailing how writing staves off mental health issues, citing a few case studies and including a participatory exercise for the audience and other tips to free creativity.

Jill Rivers is a writer, producer and speaker who has been immersed in making arts & culture accessible for over forty years beginning as a journalist specialising in food, wine & the arts and Media Director of The Australian Ballet. She has served on various dance boards, staged events such as the Australian Dance Awards, National Choreographic Workshops, written a dance biography and film script, travel itineraries for the cultural capitals of Australia, New Zealand and China and started a series of Public Programs – Artspeak at the (Victorian) Arts Centre, Melbourne in 2002.

In 2008 she abandoned city life to move to Central Victoria, where she established Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios and Art-full Conversations – sharing the secrets of Movers, Shakers & Creators of Arts & Culture. Her book The Arts Apothecary – a vital prescription for health, happiness and wellbeing was published in 2017. She has set up a campaign of Art-full Challenges to encourage people to Be Creative and is a committed speaker and gives workshops on the message of the book.


Price: $10

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are only releasing 50% of tickets now.

If those restrictions are lifted, we will release the remaining tickets 2 weeks before the festival.

So please don’t wait! If you want to attend, please book early. Thank you!



Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs
76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia


Words in Winter is an annual literary and arts festival held in August each year in the Hepburn Shire and surrounding districts.