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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Sat 19th August 2017 – Words in Winter Central Goldfields – Sam the Tram Dance Club Party – Katescastle Book Emporium

Sat 19th August 2017 – “Sam The Tram’s Dance Club Party” Children’s Author Lowen Clarke & Illustrator Adrian Masterman-Smith – KATESCASTLE Book Emporium

Join in the fun, children’s book author Lowen Clarke and illustrator Adrian Masterman-Smith are hosting a party to celebrate the story of Sam the Tram! Fun, treats, dancing, street parade and activities all included in this event for kids and all ages. Choreographed entertainment by Maryborough Gymnastics Teacher Maree Elliott. Music by Dunolly Street Band. Sponsored by Maryborough Butter Factory, Creative Goldfields, KATESCASTLE Book Emporium, Dunolly Street Band.

Date: Sat 19th August Venue: KATESCASTLE Book Emporium 194 High Street Maryborough bookings Cathy Schwager 03 5460 4285 or 0427 090 328 Enquiries Adrian Masterman-Smith 0433 111 068 Time: 11 am – 12 pm Cost: $5 one adult and child $1 per extra child includes refreshments

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Sat 12th August 2017 – Words in Winter Central Goldfields – Clarence the Snake – Susan Day

Sat 12th August 2017 – “Clarence the Snake” – Children’s Author Susan Day – KATESCASTLE Book Emporium

Come along and join the fun with Dunolly based children’s book author Susan Day, with readings from her humorous book “Clarence the Snake”, games and lots of fun.

Date: Sat 12th August Venue: KATESCASTLE Book Emporium 194 High Street Maryborough bookings Cathy Schwager 03 5460 4285 or 0427 090 328 Time: 11am – 12.30 pm Cost: $5 one adult and child $1 per extra child includes refreshments

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Wed 9th August 2017 – Words in Winter Central Goldfields – Muther Trucker Talk by Belinda Fabry

Wed 9th August 2017 – Mini TED Talk – “Words As Healing Inspiration” – Belinda Fabry KATESCASTLE Book Emporium

“Muther Trucker!One Daughter’s Reflection on Motherhood” evening talk will be presented by writer and speaker Belinda Fabry with discussion to follow, includes refreshments.

Date: Wed 9th August Venue: KATESCASTLE Book Emporium 194 High Street Maryborough bookings Cathy Schwager 03 5460 4285 or 0427 090 328 Time: 7.30 pm Cost: $5 includes refreshments

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Words in Winter 2017 – Pre Publicity Meet

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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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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.