Past Years Words in Winter Central Goldfields 2011 – 2016

An average of 10 – 15 events have been held annually in August within the Central Goldfields Victoria region over the past 6 years.  The towns of Maryborough, Carisbrook and Dunolly have shown their best, and continue onward to include Avoca in 2017.  Now in the 7th year, the upcoming programme promises to be just as good as previous years with a variety of events to be announced late June, 2017.  Many different venues in the past such as Maryborough Railway Station, The Supreme Hotel, Bucknall’s Church, Senior Citizens’ Hall, Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough Library, KATESCASTLE Book Emporium, Maryborough Community Hub, Paramount Theatre, Dunolly Arts Hub, Buckley’s of Dunolly, Wright on Broadway, and more have supported the festival.  Many talented artists have presented in the region, such as Fay White, Jane Thompson, Jenny Davies, Jane Sullivan, Ken Haley, John Harms, Carmel Bird, Justine Sless, Nicole Jenkins, David & Rosie Demant, Storytelling Australia Victoria, Gregg Joseph, Gail Oliver, Chooka Parker, berni m janssen, Geoff Bonney, Forest Keegel, Rachel Buckley, Julie Gittis, Susie Sarah, Chris Hillier, Truly Madly Deeply, Lowen Clarke, Adrian Masterman-Smith, Hilda & Laurie Inglese, and many more.  We are so grateful for their participation and thank them!

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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 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.


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.