Fantastic WIW2019 – Thanks Everyone!

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!

Sun 4th August – Henry Lawson Talk – Melba Lounge – Buckley’s of Dunolly

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Sun 4th August 2019 – Henry Lawson Talk – Melba Lounge – Buckley’s of Dunolly

Warming winter fireside talk in Melba Lounge by guest speaker on works of Henry Lawson.

Date: Sun 4th August Venue: Melba Lounge Buckley’s of Dunolly 1787 Maryborough-Dunolly Road Dunolly Bookings: Rachel Buckley 03 5468 1858 Time: 2pm Cost: $15 includes champagne, tea and cake at interval

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Words in Winter Central Goldfields 2019 Programme – Maryborough Dunolly Carisbrook Avoca

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Words in Winter Programme

Sat 3rd – Sun 11th August 2019

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Sat 3rd – Sun 11th August 2019 – Sculpture Installation – “Strange Garden” – Eliza-Jane Gilchrist – Central Goldfields Art Gallery

Eliza-Jane Gilchrist, Central Victorian visual and performance artist, creates an intriguing installation of unusual organic forms in cardboard. A series of workshops and public programmes will accompany this sculptural installation.

Date: Sat 3rd Venue: Central Goldfields Art Gallery Neill Street Maryborough Enquiries: Kay Parkin 03 5460 4588 Time: Thurs – Sun 10-4pm Cost: Free/Gold coin donation

Sat 3rd – Sun 11th August 2019 – Exhibition – Watercolour Artist James McKay – Avoca Arts Gallery 127

Widely exhibited, popular watercolour artist, James McKay, on show during August.

Date: Sat 3rd – Sun 11th August Venue: Avoca Arts Gallery 127 13-15 York Ave Avoca Enquiries: Hugh 0439 462 344 Time: Open Fri -Mon 11am-4pm Cost: Free/Gold coin donation

Sat 3rd – Sun 11th August 2019 – The Artist’s Mind – A Journey into Words – Deborah Halpern Studio

An installation of books and miscellaneous objects. A window display.

Date: Sat 3rd – Sun 11th August – Venue: Deborah Halpern Studio 107 Broadway Dunolly Ph: 0417 352 797 Time: Window Display Only – view from Broadway Cost: Free

Sat 3rd – Sun 11th August 2019 – Fast Stories – Word Exhibition – Madam Chi Chi Deli Maryborough

Have you got a really short story in you? Bash out words on the typewriter to go on exhibition for fest.

Date: Sat 3rd – Sun 11th August Venue: Madam Chi Chi Deli 60 Nolan Street Maryborough Ph: 0417 247 413 Cost: Free

Sat 3rd – Sun 11th August 2019 – Tilly Aston Memorial – Carisbrook

Learn about local historic writer and advocate for vision impaired, Tilly Aston, at this informative memorial.

Date: Sat 3rd – Sun 11th August Venue: Tilly Aston Memorial Pyrenees Highway Carisbrook Time: All hours Cost: Free

Sat 3rd – Sun 11th August 2019 – Dunolly Turns Another Page! – Dunolly Book Trail

Dunolly shops are expanding with a wide range of books, a free lending library, and many vintage and collectible books. Various locations on Broadway, visit Thrifty on Broadway for map.

Date: Sat 3rd – Sun 11th August Venue: Broadway Dunolly Time: during trading hours Cost: Free or as marked

Sat 3rd August 2019 – Clever Towns Crossword Challenge – Maryborough Regional Library

Help Maryborough compete with Goldfields towns to solve general knowledge crossword. Solve one clue or more, using only reference books. A favourite of our many crossword lovers. Sponsored by Snodger Media.

Date: Sat 3rd August Venue: Maryborough Library 91 Nolan Street Maryborough Enquiries: Kerry Peterson 03 5461 1950 Time: 10 am – 11.30am Cost: Free

Sat 3rd August 2019 – Stone Stories – Hosted by Susan Day – Thrifty on Broadway Dunolly

Create and paint your life’s story on Dunolly Story Stones. Celebrate and commemorate your personal journey. (Postponed until further notice.)

Date: Sat 3rd August Venue: Thrifty on Broadway 84 Broadway Dunolly Bookings: Susan Day 0421 582 067 Time: 11 am Cost: $7 (includes materials.)

Sat 3rd August 2019 – Vintage Pop-Up Book Sale – Soup and Stories – Dunolly Arts Hub

Drop in to this fabulous fundraising pop-up book sale, grab a bargain. Variety of book traders on site.

Date: Sat 3rd August Venue: Dunolly Arts Hub Alice and Thompson Street Dunolly Enquiries: Lynda Vater 0418 875 453 Time: 1-4pm Cost: Free entry. Books at marked prices. (Mug of Hot Soup available $5.)

Sun 4th August 2019 – Bards at the Bakery – Parkview Bakery Maryborough

Join local writers at Parkview bakery Sunday morning, just to listen, or share your own writings.

Date: Sun 4th August Venue: Parkview Bakery 21 Tuaggra Street Maryborough Time: 11am Cost: Free

Sun 4th August 2019 – Children’s Literature Fun Day – Magical Mythical Creatures – Maryborough Guide Hall

Join hosts KATESCASTLE Book Emporium Cathy Schwager and Goldfields Gymnastics Maree Elliott for a fun day of games, activities, and party food.

Date: Sun 4th August Venue: Maryborough Guide Hall 90 Napier Street Maryborough Bookings: Cathy Schwager 0477 817 687 Maree Elliott 0428 983 635 or Facebook Messenger Time: 12-2pm Cost: $5 Adult, $5 first child, additional children $2 each, under 2 free, family of 4 $12 Advance bookings, register early, limited numbers. Note – children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sun 4th August 2019 – Henry Lawson Talk – Melba Lounge – Buckley’s of Dunolly

Warming winter fireside talk in Melba Lounge by guest speaker on works of Henry Lawson.

Date: Sun 4th August Venue: Melba Lounge Buckley’s of Dunolly 1787 Maryborough-Dunolly Road Dunolly Bookings: Rachel Buckley 03 5468 1858 Time: 2pm Cost: $15 includes champagne, tea and cake at interval

Tues 6th August 2019 – Words on Wheels – Mystery Tour Bus – Adrian Masterman-Smith & Lowen Clarke

Experience poetry on wheels at various mystery Goldfields destinations. Lunch at winery cost.

Date: Tues 6th August Venue: various Bookings: Adrian Ph: 0433 111 068 Time: 10am Cost: Winery Lunch

Tues 6th August 2019 – Silent Reading Party – Maryborough Regional Library

Silent Reading Party craze returns at Maryborough Library, option for discussion afterwards over refreshments.

Date: Tues 6th August Venue: Maryborough Library 91 Nolan Street Maryborough Enquiries: Bec Clark/Maree Stephenson 03 5461 1950 Time: 6-7.30pm Cost: Free

Wed 7th August 2019 – Collaborative Novella – Maryborough Writers’ Group – Community Hub

Join Maryborough Writers’ Group members in a celebration of their creation of a collaborative nonsensical novella.

Date: Wed 7th August Venue: Community Hub Burns Street Maryborough Enquiries: Val Dwyer 0439 738 498 Time: 1.30pm Cost: Gold coin donation (includes refreshments)

Thurs 8th August 2019 – Upcycle Book Craft Session – Dunolly Branch Library

Join in a session of craft at St John’s Hall. Upcycle old books to create a masterpiece to take home.

Date: Thurs 8th August Venue: Dunolly Library St Johns Hall Barkly Street Dunolly Enquiries: Bec Clark 03 5461 1950 Time: 2-4pm Cost: Free (All ages welcome, resources supplied.)

Thurs 8th August 2019 – Crime Writer – Local Author Talk – Janice Simpson – Maryborough Regional Library

Talk and book signing by local crime writer Janice Simpson. Author of “Murder in Mt Martha” and “A Body of Work”.

Date: Thurs 8th August Venue: Maryborough Library 91 Nolan Street Maryborough Enquiries: Bec Clark 03 5461 1950 Time: 6-7pm Cost: Free (Copies of book available for purchase and signing.)

Thurs 8th August 2019 – Aviva Live Soiree – Hosted by Gregg Joseph – Supreme Hotel Maryborough

Festival favourite returns, the popular soiree with curated regional talent, word to blues, soul, rock and jazz.

Date: Thurs 8th August Venue: Supreme Hotel Havelock Street Maryborough Bookings: Musical Director Gregg Joseph 0490 065 337 Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start Cost: $15 (includes refreshments)

Sat 10th August 2019 – Historic Fiction Workshop – Heather Whitford Roche – Avoca Arts Gallery 127

Learn fiction writing, historic research session. Informative workshop from local self-published author, Heather Roche.

Date: Sat 10th August Venue: Avoca Arts Gallery 127 13-15 York Ave Avoca Bookings: Hugh 0439 462 344 Time: 2pm for 2.30pm start Cost: $15 (includes afternoon tea) (Taltarni wines available by the glass at bar prices)

Sun 11th August 2019 – Poetry Promenade – Avoca Arts 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.

Date: Sun 11th August Venue: Avoca Arts Gallery 127 13-15 York Ave Avoca Bookings: Hugh 0439 462 344 Time: 2pm: Cost: $15 includes afternoon tea/finger food. (Taltarni wines by the glass at bar prices.)

Maryborough Information Centre stocks a fantastic range of local history books for purchase

Programmes available at Maryborough Info Centre, Maryborough Library,

Central Goldfields Art Gallery and all venues, or online, search Visit Maryborough “What’s On”,

or select “Maryborough” under “All Towns” at https://wordsinwinter.com/

We wish to thank Central Goldfields Shire Tourism and Maryborough Butter Factory

for print promotion support.

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WIW2018 – Poems of Edgar Lee Masters – Dunolly

Venue – Buckley’s of Dunolly, Dunolly, Victoria.

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12th August – Poems of Edgar Lee Masters – Maurice Nestor Talk – Buckley’s of Dunolly – WIW2018

Sun 12th August 2018 – Poems of Edgar Lee Masters – Talk by Maurice Nestor – Buckley’s of Dunolly

Warming winter fireside talk by American literature specialist Maurice Nestor, on the poems of Edgar Lee Masters, whose 1915 Spoon River anthology is a famed classic, set to musical accompaniment. Enjoy champagne on arrival, tea and cake at interval, included in ticket price.

Date: Sun 12th August Venue: Buckley’s of Dunolly 1787 Maryborough-Dunolly Road Dunolly bookings advised – limited seating Melba Lounge Rachel Buckley 03 5468 1858 Time: 2pm Cost: $15 includes champagne on entry, tea and cake at interval

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Words in Winter Central Goldfields 2018 – Venues and Artists August 4th – 25th

Welcome and enjoy! We have a fabulous line-up of wonderful, warming winter venues and talented artists to entertain, enliven and inspire everyone this year.  Themed “Change and Chance”, there is an exciting feel to this winter with lots to see, do, and experience.  Check programme for event details here, or http://www.wordsinwinter.com and also on Facebook @wordsinwintercentralgoldfields.  See you right through August!

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With thanks to Regional Centre for Culture 2018, Visit Maryborough, Central Goldfields Shire, and many others in the community who helped with planning this year.

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Thanks Everyone for a Great Words in Winter Central Goldfields 2017

With the close of Words in Winter for 2017, thanks go out to everyone who made it great!  To all the venues, to all the performers, to all the authors, to all the poets, to all the artists, helpers and talents that contributed, a big thank you.  Thanks also to Central Goldfields Shire Tourism Manager Joel Chadwick and team, Central Goldfields Art Gallery Manager Kay Parkin with Michael Grant and team, Go Goldfields Arts Officer Adrian Masterman-Smith, Maryborough Butter Factory Lowen Clarke with Adrian Masterman-Smith, Ripon Member Louise Staley MP, Big Cat Print Graphic Artists Sue and Chris, Maryborough Library Manager Maree Stephenson with Bec Clark and team, Snodger Media for Clever Towns Crossword Challenge, Festival Hub Katescastle Book Emporium Owner Cathy Schwager.  Follow this site for updates on Words in Winter 2018, which promises to be a big year for the arts in the Victorian Goldfields with Regional Centre for Culture initiatives occurring across all shires.  See you in August 2018 for some more great live and local events.

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Last Year – 2016 Live & Local – Words in Winter Central Goldfields Victoria

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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.

Thurs 4th August 2016 – The Great Garden Mystery – Renee Treml Author and Illustrator – Central Goldfields Art Gallery
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
Sat 20th August 2016 – Readings at Senior Citizens Hall – Hosted by Gail Oliver
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)
Wed 24th August 2016 – Empowerment Script Workshop – Author Lowen Clarke & Illustrator Adrian Masterman-Smith
Join author Lowen Clarke and illustrator Adrian Masterman-Smith for a workshop on the value of reading for children
Date: Wed 24th August Venue: Kate’s Castle Book Emporium 170 High Street Bookings essential call 03 5460-4285 Time: 1-3 pm Cost: $20.00 includes course material

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)

 

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Words in Winter 2017 – Central Goldfields Region Victoria

Welcome to the 2017 Words in Winter Central Goldfields Victoria website and blog for all the events and latest updates on this coming festival season. This year the theme is “Origins” and runs from Friday 4th – Sunday 20th August. For the first time, Maryborough, Dunolly and Carisbrook will be joined by Pyrenees town Avoca, with an event or two to inspire in the wonderful new Avoca Arts and Gardens Precinct/Gallery 127 at the newly rescued Avoca Railway Station complex.  With more than a dozen events planned, this season promises inspiration in the cold weather with cosy fireside evenings for all ages, exhibitions, performances, readings, and much more to warm up this winter.  Follow this blog with your email address registered in the sidebar to keep up to date directly from your inbox, or simply save the link for future updates.  See also the main Daylesford Head Office site http://www.wordsinwinter.com to see this region linked with Daylesford, Hepburn Springs, Clunes, Trentham, Newstead and Creswick.  Programmes due for release late June, so look for these at your local arts outlets and Info Centres.

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Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough Library, Kate’s Castle Book Emporium, Avoca Arts and Garden Precinct, Maryborough Butter Factory, and more participate this year as event venues.  Programme available June 2017.

Previous years of Words in Winter Central Goldfields Victoria 2011 – 2016.