25th August – Down the Rabbit Hole – Kids’ Fun Day – Hosted by Cathy Schwager & Maree Elliott – Maryborough Guide Hall – WIW2018

Sat 25th August 2018 – Children’s Literature Fun Day – Down the Rabbit Hole – Hosted by Cathy Schwager and Maree Elliott

Join KATESCASTLE Book Emporium’s Cathy Schwager and Goldfields Gymnastics Maree Elliot for a fabulous day of fun based on and inspired by Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”. Bring the kids to enjoy games, activities, and themed party food. Enter the competitions for “Best Cat in the Hat ‘Hat’” and “Best Alice in Wonderland Themed Costume”. Enter the colouring competition or Alice related tales writing competition. Great Prizes! Full details available at KATESCASTLE Book Emporium 194 High Street Maryborough or see details below. Note – children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Sat 25th August Venue: Maryborough Guides Hall 90 Napier Street Maryborough Bookings Cathy Schwager 03 5460 4285 or 0427 090 328 Maree Elliott 0428 983 635 Time: 11am – 2pm Cost: $5 Adult, $5 first child, additional children $2 each, under 2 free, Family of 4 $12 Note: this is an advance booking event, register early, limited numbers

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23rd August – Aviva Live Soiree -Hosted/Curated Gregg Joseph – Cambrian Hotel Maryborough – WIW2018

Thurs 23rd August 2018 – Aviva Live Soiree – Hosted & Curated by Gregg Joseph – Cambrian Hotel Maryborough

Festival favourite returns this year, the popular soiree filled with curated regional talent, from spoken word to blues, soul, rock and jazz. Hosted by composer and musician Gregg Joseph (Words in Winter Musical Director), this is a great night to enjoy the Thursday night Schnitzel menu starting at 6pm over a glass of local wine or brew, then linger for some great entertainment. Refreshments included in ticket. Advance bookings available, limited seating.

Date: Thurs 23rd August Venue: Cambrian Hotel 26 Nolan Street Maryborough Bookings Gregg Joseph 0490 065 337 Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start Advance Bookings limited seating Cost: $15 includes refreshments (Arrive early for Schnitzel Night starts 6pm)

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23rd August – Dignity in the Dark – Tilly Aston Talk Susan Tully & Edith Rabone – Carisbrook – WIW2018

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Thurs 23rd August 2018 – Dignity in the Dark – Tilly Aston Presentation by Susan Tully and Edith Rabone

With the help of various aids and tools, experience how people with low or impaired vision view the world. Susan Tully and Edith Rabone will lead an interesting afternoon of interactive learning about Tilly Aston and how she changed the lives of the visually impaired. Enjoy afternoon tea and a chat afterwards. Donations welcome to Tilly Aston Project, part of the Carisbrook History Society.

Date: Thurs 23rd August Venue: Carisbrook Senior Citizens Hall Urquhart Street Carisbrook Text any enquiries to Sue Tully on 0424 113 348 Time: 1.30pm Cost: Free (Donations can be made to Tilly Aston Project)

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22nd August – The B&B Nightmare – Maryborough Writers’ Group – Katescastle Book Emporium – WIW2018

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Wed 22nd August 2018 – The B&B Nightmare – Maryborough Writers’ Group – KATESCASTLE Book Emporium

Join Maryborough Writers’ Group members in a celebration of their creation of a collaborative nonsensical novella, “The B&B Nightmare”. Enjoy light refreshments at this afternoon of fun and humour.

Date: Wed 22nd August Venue: KATESCASTLE Book Emporium 194 High Street Maryborough bookings Val Dwyer 0439 738 498 Time: 1.30pm Cost: gold coin donation includes light refreshments

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21st August – The Polar Bear Family Book Launch – Imogen Davies – Maryborough Regional Library – WIW2018

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Tuesday 21st August 2018 – Story Book Launch “The Polar Bear Family” – Author Imogen Davies – Maryborough Regional Library

Inspired by knitted polar bears gifted to Imogen by her Nana, this five year old created her own story book for children called“The Polar Bear Family”, with assistance from Sienna Cooke. Val Dwyer is proud to dedicate this special launch event in honour of Imogen’s Grandfather Brendan Dwyer and Val’s fondly remembered brother Michael Alexander (Sienna’s Grandfather). Copies of this lovely book will be available for purchase at the launch.

Date:Tuesday21st August  Venue: Maryborough Regional Library 91 Nolan Street Maryborough Bookings and enquires Bec Clark 03 5461 1950 or Val Dwyer 0439 738 498 Time: 4pm Cost: Free

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19th August – Poetry Promenade – Avoca Arts Railway Gallery 127 – WIW2018

Sun 19th August 2018 – Poetry Promenade – Avoca Arts Railway Gallery 127

Enjoy a parade of poets, story tellers and players as they present an afternoon of great delight while listening to the magic of their word-craft and its impact on our imagination and emotions. Taltarni wines by the glass available at bar prices together with afternoon tea and finger food.

Date: Sun 19th August: Avoca Arts Railway Gallery 127 13-15 York Ave Avoca. Bookings Hugh 0439 462 344 Time: 2:30pm: Cost: $15 includes afternoon tea and finger food. This is an advance booking event, limited space.

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19th August – Romance Writer Morning Tea – Author Stacey McCoy – Avoca Arts Railway Gallery 127 – WIW2018

Sunday 19th August 2018 – Romance Writing Morning Tea with Author Stacey McCoy – Avoca Arts Railway Gallery 127

Join successful local author Stacey McCoy as she describes her journey into the world of romance and paranormal romance writing. Enjoy a lovely morning tea and question time with Stacey in the historic surrounds of the restored Avoca Railway Station Arts Complex with cosy wood fire. Taltarni wine and champagne available by the glass at bar prices.

Date: Sun 19th August Venue: Avoca Arts Railway Gallery 127 13-15 York Ave Avoca. Bookings Hugh 0439 462 344  Time: 11:30am Cost: $15 includes morning tea. This is an advance booking event, limited space.

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