What a fantastic nine days of arts, music, writing, writers, authors, poets and storytellers! Thanks to all who helped, bought tickets, provided support and much more. Special thanks goes to Maryborough Advertiser, Goldfields Getaway, Big Cat Print, Maryborough Butter Factory, The Welcome Record Dunolly, Maryborough Visitor Centre, Central Goldfields Shire Tourism, Maryborough Library, Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Katescastle Book Emporium, Goldfields Gymnastics, Avoca Arts Gallery 127, Madam Chi Chi Cafe, and all the artists and performers. Thanks to all other Words in Winter towns for linking us every year. Next year in 2020 will be running from Saturday 1st to Friday 7th August, with a great line up and more on offer in Maryborough, Dunolly, Carisbrook, and Avoca. It will be a special year for the region as we celebrate ten years. There are some value added events coming up for the year due to popularity, so keep following this site for details, and there was also a launch for Pyrenees Platform Writers at Avoca Railway Station complex, which will put on events through the year. All the best for Spring, just around the corner!
Great to get together yesterday afternoon with venues and artists for some press from Maryborough Advertiser at KATESCASTLE Book Emporium. Article appears this coming week. Some highlights from this year’s celebration of words in all their forms will come from children’s author Susan Day, Gregg Joseph’s annual Aviva Live Soiree always a festival favourite, children’s author/illustrator team Lowen Clarke and Adrian Masterman-Smith, Belinda Fabry’s mini TED style talk, and Lynda Vater’s fireside tales of origin with Susan Day and other storytellers. Delighted to have two events coming up from Avoca for the first time. Welcome Hugh Forster and team! More updates to come.
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Last Year Maryborough 2016 – Live & Local
Last year saw a wonderful range of winter events take place in the Central Goldfields region. Below is the programme for 2016. We thank all those who helped create the wonderful range of events last year.
Innovative exhibition of works of author and illustrator Renee Treml’s Random House 2014 publication “The Great Garden Mystery”. Gallery partners with Maryborough Regional Library for this popular event for all ages.
Date: Thurs 4th – 28th August Venue: Central Goldfields Art Gallery Neill Street Maryborough Kay Parkin 03 5460 4588 Time: Thurs to Sun 10-4 pm Cost: Free/Gold Coin donation
Sat 6th August 2016 – Clever Towns Crossword Challenge – Maryborough Library
Help Maryborough compete with other Goldfields towns to solve general knowledge crossword in a group setting. Join us at Maryborough Library and solve one clue or more, using only library books. Good fun!
Date: Sat 6th August Venue: Maryborough Library Maree Stephenson 03 5461 1950 Time: 10 am – 12 pm Cost: Free
Sat 13th August 2016 – Second Saturday Jane Austen Book Club – Kate’s Castle Book Emporium
Bring along a favourite book to review and share. Join Cathy each month for reading of two simultaneous reads of Jane Austen’s “Mansfield Park” and Dan Brown’s “DaVinci Code” for some interesting discussion. Refreshments provided. Great fun book club.
Date: Sat 13th August Venue: Kate’s Castle Book Emporium 170 High Street Maryborough Bookings 03 5460 4285 Time: 2 – 4 pm Cost: $5
Join Gail Oliver as well known local poet and host for an afternoon of readings by local writers. Always a festival favourite, bookings advised. Refreshments provided.
Date: Sat 20th August Venue: Maryborough Senior Citizens’ Hall Alma Street Maryborough Bookings advised Gail Oliver 03 5461 1203 Time: 1.30 pm Cost: Gold Coin (includes refreshments)
Thurs 25th August 2016 – Aviva Live -Soiree – Gregg Joseph and Friends – Maryborough Senior Citizens’ Hall
Local musician and composer Gregg Joseph hosts an evening of words and music that wowed audiences last year. Bookings advised, supper included.
Date: Thurs 25th August Venue: Maryborough Senior Citizens’ Hall Alma Street Maryborough Bookings Advised Gregg Joseph 0457 495 007 Gail Oliver 03 5461 1203 Time: 8 pm Cost: $10 ($8 conc) includes supper
Sat 27th August 2016 – Fireside Readings with Lynda Vater – Arts Hub Dunolly
Join Lynda Vater for a cosy fireside play read through and progressive story while enjoying mulled wine and hot chocolate. Rug up for outside bonfire fun too! Bookings advised.
Date: Sat 27th August Venue: Dunolly Arts Hub (Scout Hall) Alice & Thompson Street Dunolly Bookings advised Lynda Vater 0418 875 453 Time: 7 pm Cost: Gold Coin (includes refreshments)
Sun 28th August – Fireside Poetry Readings by Poets hosted by Rachel Buckley – Buckley’s of Dunolly
Rachel Buckley MC for intimate Melba Lounge poetry readings afternoon by the fireside. Bookings strongly advised, limited seating, refreshments provided.
Date: Sun 28th August Venue: Buckley’s of Dunolly 1787 Maryborough – Dunolly Road Dunolly Bookings advised limited seating Melba Lounge Rachel Buckley 0427 275 006 Time: 2 pm Cost: $10 (includes refreshments)