This year, we have more than 50 events spanning over two weekends during the month of August, from the 17th through to the 26th. We also have pre-festival events on the 4th and 11th of August. Select which weekend you would like to view. 

The events currently in the programme are correct and up-to-date, however details may change closer to the festival date, so please check in again before the festival begins to make sure venues and start times are accurate.

To view all events as a list click here, to download a printable PDF click here

Tickets to most events will be available at the door.

Clever Towns Crossword Challenge
Clever Towns Crossword Challenge
Saturday 4 August
10:00 am
Trivia Night!
Trivia Night!
Thursday 9 August
6:00 pm
Storytelling with Anne E Stewart
Storytelling with Anne E Stewart
Saturday 11 August
1:00 pm
Helen's Salon: Your stories transformed into SOUNDIES
Helen's Salon: Your stories transformed into SOUNDIES
Saturday 11 August
3:30 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
A writer's journey: The humanising power of story
A writer's journey: The humanising power of story
Friday 17 August
5:30 pm
The Art of Story - a workshop with Arnold Zable
The Art of Story - a workshop with Arnold Zable
Saturday 18 August
10:00 am
The Exhibition of the Open Door
The Exhibition of the Open Door
Saturday 18 August
10:00 am
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 Oasis: Screenplay Reading
The Oasis: Screenplay Reading
Saturday 18 August
12:00 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
Tree of Change: Workshop with Selena Smith
Tree of Change: Workshop with Selena Smith
Saturday 18 August
1:00 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
Lost Worlds: Barry Hill + Richard Zachariah
Lost Worlds: Barry Hill + Richard Zachariah
Saturday 18 August
3:30 pm
Wine, Stories and Open Mic with Cate Kennedy
Wine, Stories and Open Mic with Cate Kennedy
Saturday 18 August
4:00 pm
Slow Grains: Small is Beautiful.
Slow Grains: Small is Beautiful.
Saturday 18 August
5:00 pm
Marieke Hardy in conversation with Mika Pediaditis
Marieke Hardy in conversation with Mika Pediaditis
Saturday 18 August
6:15 pm
Anything But Words, Another Language
Anything But Words, Another Language
Saturday 18 August
7:30 pm
Waste-free Mushroom Cultivation
Waste-free Mushroom Cultivation
Sunday 19 August
9:00 am
U3A Stories
U3A Stories
Sunday 19 August
10:00 am
The Book is not Dead
The Book is not Dead
Sunday 19 August
11:00 am
Rural Crime Thrillers
Rural Crime Thrillers
Sunday 19 August
12:00 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
Inside RetroSuburbia: the making of a book
Inside RetroSuburbia: the making of a book
Sunday 19 August
1:00 pm
Fact to Fiction: Shokoofeh Azar + Dee White
Fact to Fiction: Shokoofeh Azar + Dee White
Sunday 19 August
2:15 pm
Milkwood: Seaweed, Tomato, Bees, Mushrooms & The Wild
Milkwood: Seaweed, Tomato, Bees, Mushrooms & The Wild
Sunday 19 August
3:30 pm
Table read of Captain Cook Discovers Celebrity Island
Table read of Captain Cook Discovers Celebrity Island
Sunday 19 August
4:00 pm
Sow My Body: Music with Anthony Petrucci
Sow My Body: Music with Anthony Petrucci
Sunday 19 August
4:30 pm
Snow on Snow - Harpsichord, Voice and Flute Concert
Snow on Snow - Harpsichord, Voice and Flute Concert
Sunday 19 August
5:30 pm
Word Out Loud: with Joanne Tsakoumagos
Word Out Loud: with Joanne Tsakoumagos
Sunday 19 August
5:30 pm
Ironbark: Growing up gay in the bush
Ironbark: Growing up gay in the bush
Friday 24 August
6:30 pm
The Story Suite - Writers Reading: Live!
The Story Suite - Writers Reading: Live!
Friday 24 August
7:30 pm
Children's storytime with Michelle Pleasance
Children's storytime with Michelle Pleasance
Saturday 25 August
10:30 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
Poems of Change and Chance
Poems of Change and Chance
Saturday 25 August
11:00 am
Beware! Memoirist at Work
Beware! Memoirist at Work
Saturday 25 August
12:00 pm
Post-Apocalypse Now: Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors
Post-Apocalypse Now: Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors
Saturday 25 August
12:45 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
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
Taking a chance with Susi Fox
Taking a chance with Susi Fox
Saturday 25 August
3:30 pm
Mosquito Story Telling Slam with Anne E Stewart
Mosquito Story Telling Slam with Anne E Stewart
Saturday 25 August
5:00 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
Anything But Words, Another Language
Anything But Words, Another Language
Saturday 25 August
7:00 pm
This event has been cancelled.
This event has been cancelled.
Saturday 25 August
7:00 pm
Good Storytelling: How To Do It - with Mark Dickenson
Good Storytelling: How To Do It - with Mark Dickenson
Sunday 26 August
10:00 am
Children's book writing workshop HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Children's book writing workshop HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Sunday 26 August
11:00 am
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
Elderhood: What really matters with Di Percy
Elderhood: What really matters with Di Percy
Sunday 26 August
12:00 pm
Crime Writers' Special: Better Latte Than Never
Crime Writers' Special: Better Latte Than Never
Sunday 26 August
1:00 pm
White Settlement, what really happened in your backyard?
White Settlement, what really happened in your backyard?
Sunday 26 August
2:00 pm
Lyric and Verse Writing Workshop HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Lyric and Verse Writing Workshop HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Sunday 26 August
2:00 pm
Sow My Body: Music with Anthony Petrucci
Sow My Body: Music with Anthony Petrucci
Sunday 26 August
3:15 pm
Announcement of Venie Holmgren Poetry prize
Announcement of Venie Holmgren Poetry prize
Sunday 26 August
4:00 pm
Announcement of Short Story winner
Announcement of Short Story winner
Sunday 26 August
4:30 pm
Cocktails, Poetry and Farewell
Cocktails, Poetry and Farewell
Sunday 26 August
5:00 pm

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