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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22nd August – The B&B Nightmare – Maryborough Writers’ Group – Katescastle Book Emporium – WIW2018


Wed 22nd August 2018 – The B&B Nightmare – Maryborough Writers’ Group – KATESCASTLE Book Emporium

Join Maryborough Writers’ Group members in a celebration of their creation of a collaborative nonsensical novella, “The B&B Nightmare”. Enjoy light refreshments at this afternoon of fun and humour.

Date: Wed 22nd August Venue: KATESCASTLE Book Emporium 194 High Street Maryborough bookings Val Dwyer 0439 738 498 Time: 1.30pm Cost: gold coin donation includes light refreshments

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21st August – The Polar Bear Family Book Launch – Imogen Davies – Maryborough Regional Library – WIW2018


Tuesday 21st August 2018 – Story Book Launch “The Polar Bear Family” – Author Imogen Davies – Maryborough Regional Library

Inspired by knitted polar bears gifted to Imogen by her Nana, this five year old created her own story book for children called“The Polar Bear Family”, with assistance from Sienna Cooke. Val Dwyer is proud to dedicate this special launch event in honour of Imogen’s Grandfather Brendan Dwyer and Val’s fondly remembered brother Michael Alexander (Sienna’s Grandfather). Copies of this lovely book will be available for purchase at the launch.

Date:Tuesday21st August  Venue: Maryborough Regional Library 91 Nolan Street Maryborough Bookings and enquires Bec Clark 03 5461 1950 or Val Dwyer 0439 738 498 Time: 4pm Cost: Free

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8th August – Finding Eliza – Heather Roche – Author Talk – Maryborough Library – WIW2018


Wed 8th August 2018 – “Finding Eliza” Heather Roche Author Talk – Maryborough Regional Library

Talk and book signing by Maryborough born author Heather Roche, now living in Ballarat, who has used 1920’s era regional Victorian Goldfields locations and parts of inner Melbourne for her novel “Finding Eliza”. This is an intriguing story of a man’s search for his true self, there will be copies of the book available for purchase and author signing.

Date: Wed 8th August Venue: Maryborough Library 91 Nolan Street Maryborough Enquiries Bec Clark 03 5461 1950 Time: 3.30 – 4.20pm Cost: Free

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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 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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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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