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!
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.