Fantastic WIW 2018 – Thanks Everyone!

What a fantastic three weeks of arts, music, writing, writers, authors, poets and funny storytellers! Thanks to all who helped, bought tickets, provided support and much more.  Special thanks goes to RCC2018, Maryborough Advertiser, Big Cat Print, Carisbrook Mercury, The Welcome Record Dunolly, Maryborough Visitor Centre, Maryborough Library, Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Katescastle Book Emporium, Maple Tree House, Avoca Arts Gallery 127, and all the artists and performers.  Thanks to all other Words in Winter towns for linking us every year.  Congratulations to all authors who launched books during the three weeks.  Next year will be running from Saturday 3rd to Sunday 11th August, with a great line up and more on offer in Maryborough, Dunolly, Carisbrook and Avoca.  There are some value added events coming up for the year due to popularity, so keep following this site for details.  Happy Spring!

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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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Thurs 17th August 2017 – Words in Winter Central Goldfields – Aviva Live Soiree – Gregg Joseph & Friends

Thurs 17th August 2017 – “Aviva Live Soiree” Gregg Joseph and Friends – Maryborough Highlander Motel Function Room

Festival favourite musician/composer Gregg Joseph hosts a popular event of live music and entertainment by the cosy Highlander Haven fireside. Gregg curates an evening of talent including poet Gail Oliver, singer Natalie Passalick, Zac and Tom, Bibby and Kiki, Jan Stephenson, jazz and blues greats, and more.

Date: Thurs 17th August Venue: Maryborough Highlander Haven Motel Function Room 72 Sutton Road Maryborough 03 5460 4122 Enquiries Gregg Joseph 0457 495 007 Time: 8 pm Cost: $10/$8 conc. includes refreshments

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Sat 12th August 2017 – Words in Winter Central Goldfields – Readings Among Art – Gail Oliver and Friends

Sat 12th August 2017 – “Readings Among Art” – Maryborough Senior Citizens’ Hall

Festival favourites Gail Oliver and friends will read from their original works among original art created by Goldfields Artists. Themes of “Origins” and other related inspirations.

Date: Sat 12th August Venue: Maryborough Senior Citizens’ Hall Alma Street Maryborough enquiries Gail Oliver 03 5461 1203 Time: 1.30 pm Cost: Gold Coin Donation includes refreshments

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