WIW2018 – Aviva Live Soiree – Gregg Joseph

Venue – Cambrian Hotel, Maryborough, Victoria.

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WIW2018 – Recycled Book Art

Venue – Dunolly Branch Library, Dunolly.

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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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25th August – Down the Rabbit Hole – Kids’ Fun Day – Hosted by Cathy Schwager & Maree Elliott – Maryborough Guide Hall – WIW2018

Sat 25th August 2018 – Children’s Literature Fun Day – Down the Rabbit Hole – Hosted by Cathy Schwager and Maree Elliott

Join KATESCASTLE Book Emporium’s Cathy Schwager and Goldfields Gymnastics Maree Elliot for a fabulous day of fun based on and inspired by Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”. Bring the kids to enjoy games, activities, and themed party food. Enter the competitions for “Best Cat in the Hat ‘Hat’” and “Best Alice in Wonderland Themed Costume”. Enter the colouring competition or Alice related tales writing competition. Great Prizes! Full details available at KATESCASTLE Book Emporium 194 High Street Maryborough or see details below. Note – children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Sat 25th August Venue: Maryborough Guides Hall 90 Napier Street Maryborough Bookings Cathy Schwager 03 5460 4285 or 0427 090 328 Maree Elliott 0428 983 635 Time: 11am – 2pm Cost: $5 Adult, $5 first child, additional children $2 each, under 2 free, Family of 4 $12 Note: this is an advance booking event, register early, limited numbers

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23rd August – Aviva Live Soiree -Hosted/Curated Gregg Joseph – Cambrian Hotel Maryborough – WIW2018

Thurs 23rd August 2018 – Aviva Live Soiree – Hosted & Curated by Gregg Joseph – Cambrian Hotel Maryborough

Festival favourite returns this year, the popular soiree filled with curated regional talent, from spoken word to blues, soul, rock and jazz. Hosted by composer and musician Gregg Joseph (Words in Winter Musical Director), this is a great night to enjoy the Thursday night Schnitzel menu starting at 6pm over a glass of local wine or brew, then linger for some great entertainment. Refreshments included in ticket. Advance bookings available, limited seating.

Date: Thurs 23rd August Venue: Cambrian Hotel 26 Nolan Street Maryborough Bookings Gregg Joseph 0490 065 337 Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start Advance Bookings limited seating Cost: $15 includes refreshments (Arrive early for Schnitzel Night starts 6pm)

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23rd August – Dignity in the Dark – Tilly Aston Talk Susan Tully & Edith Rabone – Carisbrook – WIW2018

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Thurs 23rd August 2018 – Dignity in the Dark – Tilly Aston Presentation by Susan Tully and Edith Rabone

With the help of various aids and tools, experience how people with low or impaired vision view the world. Susan Tully and Edith Rabone will lead an interesting afternoon of interactive learning about Tilly Aston and how she changed the lives of the visually impaired. Enjoy afternoon tea and a chat afterwards. Donations welcome to Tilly Aston Project, part of the Carisbrook History Society.

Date: Thurs 23rd August Venue: Carisbrook Senior Citizens Hall Urquhart Street Carisbrook Text any enquiries to Sue Tully on 0424 113 348 Time: 1.30pm Cost: Free (Donations can be made to Tilly Aston Project)

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19th August – Poetry Promenade – Avoca Arts Railway Gallery 127 – WIW2018

Sun 19th August 2018 – Poetry Promenade – Avoca Arts Railway 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. Taltarni wines by the glass available at bar prices together with afternoon tea and finger food.

Date: Sun 19th August: Avoca Arts Railway Gallery 127 13-15 York Ave Avoca. Bookings Hugh 0439 462 344 Time: 2:30pm: Cost: $15 includes afternoon tea and finger food. This is an advance booking event, limited space.

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19th August – Romance Writer Morning Tea – Author Stacey McCoy – Avoca Arts Railway Gallery 127 – WIW2018

Sunday 19th August 2018 – Romance Writing Morning Tea with Author Stacey McCoy – Avoca Arts Railway Gallery 127

Join successful local author Stacey McCoy as she describes her journey into the world of romance and paranormal romance writing. Enjoy a lovely morning tea and question time with Stacey in the historic surrounds of the restored Avoca Railway Station Arts Complex with cosy wood fire. Taltarni wine and champagne available by the glass at bar prices.

Date: Sun 19th August Venue: Avoca Arts Railway Gallery 127 13-15 York Ave Avoca. Bookings Hugh 0439 462 344  Time: 11:30am Cost: $15 includes morning tea. This is an advance booking event, limited space.

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16th August – Recycled Book Art and Word Workshop – Dunolly Branch Library – Bec Clark – WIW2018

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Thurs 16th August – Recycled Book Art and Word Workshop – Dunolly Branch Library – Hosted by Bec Clark

Come to Dunolly Branch Library at St John’s Hall and join in a session of blackout & reconstructed poetry using recycled books. All ages welcome. Create a poetry art piece to take home. All resources supplied.

Date:Thursday16th  August  Venue: Dunolly Library St Johns Hall Barkly Street Dunolly Enquiries: Bec Clark 03 5461 1950 Time: 2pm-3pm Cost: Free

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12th August – Poems of Edgar Lee Masters – Maurice Nestor Talk – Buckley’s of Dunolly – WIW2018

Sun 12th August 2018 – Poems of Edgar Lee Masters – Talk by Maurice Nestor – Buckley’s of Dunolly

Warming winter fireside talk by American literature specialist Maurice Nestor, on the poems of Edgar Lee Masters, whose 1915 Spoon River anthology is a famed classic, set to musical accompaniment. Enjoy champagne on arrival, tea and cake at interval, included in ticket price.

Date: Sun 12th August Venue: Buckley’s of Dunolly 1787 Maryborough-Dunolly Road Dunolly bookings advised – limited seating Melba Lounge Rachel Buckley 03 5468 1858 Time: 2pm Cost: $15 includes champagne on entry, tea and cake at interval

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