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!
Words in Winter Programme
Sat 3rd – Sun 11th August 2019
Maryborough Dunolly Carisbrook Avoca
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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