Sat 19th August 2017 – “Words and Wine” Hosted by Hugh Forster – Avoca Arts and Gardens Railway Station Precinct
Enjoy a fireside gathering of local writers and poets reading works accompanied by fine wines and finger food. Railway Precinct now restored and patrons can enjoy art displays, garden culture, great silo views and photo opportunities at this heritage listed site.
Date: Sat 19th August Venue: Avoca Arts and Gardens Railway Precinct 13-15 York Avenue Avoca bookings advised 0439 462 344 Time: 2 pm Cost: $10 includes refreshments
Sat 19th August 2017 – “Sam The Tram’s Dance Club Party” Children’s Author Lowen Clarke & Illustrator Adrian Masterman-Smith – KATESCASTLE Book Emporium
Join in the fun, children’s book author Lowen Clarke and illustrator Adrian Masterman-Smith are hosting a party to celebrate the story of Sam the Tram! Fun, treats, dancing, street parade and activities all included in this event for kids and all ages. Choreographed entertainment by Maryborough Gymnastics Teacher Maree Elliott. Music by Dunolly Street Band. Sponsored by Maryborough Butter Factory, Creative Goldfields, KATESCASTLE Book Emporium, Dunolly Street Band.
Date: Sat 19th August Venue: KATESCASTLE Book Emporium 194 High Street Maryborough bookings Cathy Schwager 03 5460 4285 or 0427 090 328 Enquiries Adrian Masterman-Smith 0433 111 068 Time: 11 am – 12 pm Cost: $5 one adult and child $1 per extra child includes refreshments
Wed 16th August 2017 – “Origins and Adventures of Tilly Aston” – Susan Tully at Tilly Aston Memorial Carisbrook
Attend an informative talk on Carisbrook’s historic figure, Tilly Aston, by researcher Susan Tully at the Tilly Aston Memorial. Susan will discuss Tilly’s origins, childhood, family life, and adventures in Carisbrook. Readings from Tilly Aston’s work will be recited by Edith Rabone.
Date: Wed 16th August Venue: Tilly Aston Memorial Site Pyrenees Highway Carisbrook (follow the signs) enquiries Susan Tully 03 5364 1212 Edith Rabone 0437 352 233 Time: 2 pm Cost: Free or donation to site or Vision Australia
Tues 15th August 2017 – Special Event – “Silent Reading Party” – Maryborough Library
Join in the Silent Reading Party craze through Maryborough Library this year as part of Words in Winter! Planned to be an evening event at Library, followed by book chat, get in touch with Bec or Maree for further details.
Date: Tues 15th August Venue: Maryborough Library Alma and Nolan Street Maryborough bookings and enquiries Bec Clark or Maree Stephenson 03 5461 1950 Time: 6 – 7.30 pm Cost: Free
Sun 13th August 2017 – “An Afternoon with Mark Twain” – Buckley’s of Dunolly
Mark Twain visited Maryborough and famously quipped about it being a railway station with a town attached. This symposium will feature songs written by his contemporary Stephen Foster within the cosy fireside Melba Lounge.
Date: Sun 13th August Venue: Buckley’s of Dunolly 1787 Maryborough-Dunolly Road Dunolly Bookings advised – limited seating Melba Lounge Rachel Buckley 03 5468 1858 Time: 2 pm Cost: $15 includes glass champagne on arrival – tea and cake at interval More Information Here
Sat 12th August 2017 – “Origins in our Community” – Lynda Vater Event Curator – Dunolly Arts Hub
Experience personal tales of origin told around the bonfire, guest speakers, curated exhibition based on the concept of Origins, historical displays, art and mixed media. Includes works and stories by Judy Meldrum, Jenny Scott, Joyce Vater, among others, and a warming supper served at the Hub. Come along and explore our collective origins.
Date: Sat 12th August Venue: Dunolly Arts Hub Alice & Thompson Street Dunolly Lynda Vater 0418 875 453 Time: Exhibition 2 pm Tales from 6 pm Cost: Gold Coin Donation includes refreshments
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