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Great message from Maia Irell Festival Director (Daylesford) on this year’s focus – shiny new website and newsletter sign up here.
“First of all, we acknowledge the Dja Dja Wurrung, the Traditional Owners of the land on which Words In Winter is held.
This is the 16th annual Words In Winter writers’ festival! This is the third year that Kevin and I have run this festival, and it’s impossible to thank festival creators David and Lorelle Hall enough for bringing the warmth of community and shared experience to the unforgiving, cold month of August in Daylesford. Londoners even swear it’s colder here!
This year, we have combined our experience and talents to curate what we believe is a thoughtful and moving programme, with a theme of “Change and Chance”.
A twist of fate, a happy accident, an uncanny coincidence… how often have our lives and our futures been transformed and transfigured by the invisible hand of fortune? This is what we hope to explore over two weekends days in August. Join us as we warm ourselves around the hearth of electrifying ideas and stimulating conversations.
To help us, we’ve brought together some of the best thinkers, writers, poets and musicians in our region and beyond. You’ll experience intimate personal moments and compelling panel discussions as we tease out what it means to spin the wheel and roll the dice as the pace of innovation and disruption increases around us.
The countdown is on, so get ready for the launch of Words In Winter 2018 and early bird tickets.”
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Huge year themed “Change and Chance” for Words in Winter 2018 with around 20 events to light up winter in Victorian Goldfields. Watch this space for announcements, programme highlights, and so much more. With support and engagement from Regional Centre for Culture in the Goldfields Region this year we have great things in store. Exciting to see a new website created by Daylesford Head Office for their region and all towns, explore it here and here! Look for WIW2018 and other events shared and hosted from Regional Centre for Culture at Time Out Melbourne here. It’s going to be a wonderful fest in 2018.
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Words in Winter is a not for profit, community run festival and is grateful for support from Regional Centre for Culture in 2018.