2018 Programme

In 2018, we had more than 50 events spanning over two weekends during the month of August, from the 17th through to the 26th. We also had pre-festival events on the 4th and 11th of August.

Select which weekend you would like to view. To view all events as a list click here, to download a printable PDF click here 

Cocktails, Poetry and Farewell
Cocktails, Poetry and Farewell
Sunday 26 August
5:00 pm
Announcement of Short Story winner
Announcement of Short Story winner
Sunday 26 August
4:30 pm
Announcement of Venie Holmgren Poetry prize
Announcement of Venie Holmgren Poetry prize
Sunday 26 August
4:00 pm
Sow My Body: Music with Anthony Petrucci
Sow My Body: Music with Anthony Petrucci
Sunday 26 August
3:15 pm
Lyric and Verse Writing Workshop HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Lyric and Verse Writing Workshop HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Sunday 26 August
2:00 pm
White Settlement, what really happened in your backyard?
White Settlement, what really happened in your backyard?
Sunday 26 August
2:00 pm
Crime Writers' Special: Better Latte Than Never
Crime Writers' Special: Better Latte Than Never
Sunday 26 August
1:00 pm
Elderhood: What really matters with Di Percy
Elderhood: What really matters with Di Percy
Sunday 26 August
12:00 pm
How to make a writers' group work for you with Vivienne Ulman
How to make a writers' group work for you with Vivienne Ulman
Sunday 26 August
11:00 am
Children's book writing workshop HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Children's book writing workshop HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Sunday 26 August
11:00 am
Good Storytelling: How To Do It - with Mark Dickenson
Good Storytelling: How To Do It - with Mark Dickenson
Sunday 26 August
10:00 am
This event has been cancelled.
This event has been cancelled.
Saturday 25 August
7:00 pm
Anything But Words, Another Language
Anything But Words, Another Language
Saturday 25 August
7:00 pm
The Unknown Moons of Jupiter - How a space cadet made his way back to Planet Earth
The Unknown Moons of Jupiter - How a space cadet made his way back to Planet Earth
Saturday 25 August
6:00 pm
Mosquito Story Telling Slam with Anne E Stewart
Mosquito Story Telling Slam with Anne E Stewart
Saturday 25 August
5:00 pm
Taking a chance with Susi Fox
Taking a chance with Susi Fox
Saturday 25 August
3:30 pm
New Lives: A relaxed Salon Talk at Stone and Straw Guesthouse
New Lives: A relaxed Salon Talk at Stone and Straw Guesthouse
Saturday 25 August
3:00 pm
Speaking Up: Clementine Ford in conversation with Maia Irell
Speaking Up: Clementine Ford in conversation with Maia Irell
Saturday 25 August
2:15 pm
Post-Apocalypse Now: Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors
Post-Apocalypse Now: Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors
Saturday 25 August
12:45 pm
Beware! Memoirist at Work
Beware! Memoirist at Work
Saturday 25 August
12:00 pm
Poems of Change and Chance
Poems of Change and Chance
Saturday 25 August
11:00 am
Flipside Fairytales - The Other Side of the Apple Fairytale Show & Announcement of Children's writing award.
Flipside Fairytales - The Other Side of the Apple Fairytale Show & Announcement of Children's writing award.
Saturday 25 August
11:00 am
Children's storytime with Michelle Pleasance
Children's storytime with Michelle Pleasance
Saturday 25 August
10:30 am
The Story Suite - Writers Reading: Live!
The Story Suite - Writers Reading: Live!
Friday 24 August
7:30 pm
Ironbark: Growing up gay in the bush
Ironbark: Growing up gay in the bush
Friday 24 August
6:30 pm
Word Out Loud: with Joanne Tsakoumagos
Word Out Loud: with Joanne Tsakoumagos
Sunday 19 August
5:30 pm
Snow on Snow - Harpsichord, Voice and Flute Concert
Snow on Snow - Harpsichord, Voice and Flute Concert
Sunday 19 August
5:30 pm
Sow My Body: Music with Anthony Petrucci
Sow My Body: Music with Anthony Petrucci
Sunday 19 August
4:30 pm
Table read of Captain Cook Discovers Celebrity Island
Table read of Captain Cook Discovers Celebrity Island
Sunday 19 August
4:00 pm
Milkwood: Seaweed, Tomato, Bees, Mushrooms & The Wild
Milkwood: Seaweed, Tomato, Bees, Mushrooms & The Wild
Sunday 19 August
3:30 pm
Fact to Fiction: Shokoofeh Azar + Dee White
Fact to Fiction: Shokoofeh Azar + Dee White
Sunday 19 August
2:15 pm
Inside RetroSuburbia: the making of a book
Inside RetroSuburbia: the making of a book
Sunday 19 August
1:00 pm
Taking Poetry Beyond the Page: A Workshop with Amanda Anastasi
Taking Poetry Beyond the Page: A Workshop with Amanda Anastasi
Sunday 19 August
1:00 pm
Rural Crime Thrillers
Rural Crime Thrillers
Sunday 19 August
12:00 pm
The Book is not Dead
The Book is not Dead
Sunday 19 August
11:00 am
U3A Stories
U3A Stories
Sunday 19 August
10:00 am
Waste-free Mushroom Cultivation
Waste-free Mushroom Cultivation
Sunday 19 August
9:00 am
Anything But Words, Another Language
Anything But Words, Another Language
Saturday 18 August
7:30 pm
Marieke Hardy in conversation with Mika Pediaditis
Marieke Hardy in conversation with Mika Pediaditis
Saturday 18 August
6:15 pm
Slow Grains: Small is Beautiful.
Slow Grains: Small is Beautiful.
Saturday 18 August
5:00 pm
Wine, Stories and Open Mic with Cate Kennedy
Wine, Stories and Open Mic with Cate Kennedy
Saturday 18 August
4:00 pm
Lost Worlds: Barry Hill + Richard Zachariah
Lost Worlds: Barry Hill + Richard Zachariah
Saturday 18 August
3:30 pm
Can a Book Change the World? David Holmgren & Cate Kennedy
Can a Book Change the World? David Holmgren & Cate Kennedy
Saturday 18 August
2:00 pm
Tree of Change: Workshop with Selena Smith
Tree of Change: Workshop with Selena Smith
Saturday 18 August
1:00 pm
Pompey Elliott at War: In His Own Words with Ross McMullin
Pompey Elliott at War: In His Own Words with Ross McMullin
Saturday 18 August
12:30 pm
The Oasis: Screenplay Reading
The Oasis: Screenplay Reading
Saturday 18 August
12:00 pm
Like a House on Fire and other stories: The insider scoop!
Like a House on Fire and other stories: The insider scoop!
Saturday 18 August
11:00 am
The Exhibition of the Open Door
The Exhibition of the Open Door
Saturday 18 August
10:00 am
The Art of Story - a workshop with Arnold Zable
The Art of Story - a workshop with Arnold Zable
Saturday 18 August
10:00 am
A writer's journey: The humanising power of story
A writer's journey: The humanising power of story
Friday 17 August
5:30 pm
Welcome to Country and Welcome to Words in Winter
Welcome to Country and Welcome to Words in Winter
Friday 17 August
5:00 pm
Helen's Salon: Your stories transformed into SOUNDIES
Helen's Salon: Your stories transformed into SOUNDIES
Saturday 11 August
3:30 pm
Storytelling with Anne E Stewart
Storytelling with Anne E Stewart
Saturday 11 August
1:00 pm
Trivia Night!
Trivia Night!
Thursday 9 August
6:00 pm
Clever Towns Crossword Challenge
Clever Towns Crossword Challenge
Saturday 4 August
10:00 am

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