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Posted 18 July 2007 - 02:21 PM

Words In Winter Celebrations 2007

Event Dates: - 3 - 12 Aug 2007


It’s time for the annual WORDS IN WINTER CELEBRATIONS with writers, actors, musicians, poets, bookaholics, tourists and locals sharing in the magic of Words.

Now in its sixth year, the annual WORDS IN WINTER CELEBRATIONS will see poets, authors, artists, musicians and Wordsmiths gather to delight tourists and locals in Daylesford, Clunes and Talbot.

In cafes and pubs, a bowling club and an old court house, town halls, bookshops, libraries, a church and wine bars, a market and classrooms, studios and a B&B you’ll come across Wordsmiths putting magic into words with enchanting performances during August. Poets will read their own compositions, authors discuss their work, singers/songwriters perform original material and historians present the community’s past.

WORDS IN WINTER CELEBRATIONS opens with a traditional Mummers’ play and a presentation of Morris Dancing on August 3 and concludes with cosmic words and Russian supper at the privately-owned Talbot Observatory where a rare glimpse of a lunar eclipse may be seen on August 28. In between it is all happening in Daylesford and Clunes on 3, 4, 5 and 6 of August and in Talbot throughout the month.

Among the many and varied events there will be a food, wine and foodie trivia event, Super-8 film screening, a performance novella with six writers each writing a chapter in a café, community choirs, a piano performance with poetry, photography with text, humorous poetry workshop, Shakespeare sonnets and monologues with period music, a Scrabble Fest, a Book Ball where people dress as their favourite character and even an Op Shop Ball.

For more information visit the website or phone Daylesford and Regional Visitor Information Centre - 03 5321 6123.

Address
Venues in and around the Shire of Hepburn
98 Vincent St
Daylesford VIC 3460
Phone
03 5321 6123
Web
http://www.visitdaylesford.com.au

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Here is a sample of the events on offer:

WORDS IN WINTER - DAYLESFORD EVENTS

Friday, 3 August 2007

CELEBRATION OPENING: MUMMERS, MORRIS
DANCING AND PRIZES
A traditional Mummers’ play and a presentation of Morris
Dancing (by Red Raven Morris) will set the stage for the awarding of prizes for the Words in Winter Short Story Contest,
open to students of Daylesford Secondary College. A hearty
welcome to all.
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Venue: Daylesford Senior Citizens Centre
Cost: Free

BELLY LAUGH: A FOOD & DRINKWIZ
Julia Zemiro, fabulous host of SBS Rockwiz, presides over two panels of entertaining, well-known “foodies” and the alarming prospect of audience participation. A feast of winter food, wine
and foodie trivia.
Time: From 7:30 pm
Venue: Lake House Terrace Room
Cost: $125 includes great food, wine and entertainment.
Bookings 5348 3329

SUPER-8 FILM SCREENINGS
The ever-popular, Daylesford-based, Super-8 film-makers return with their arty, humorous and often anarchic short screen gems for all ages. This year’s theme may be “Lean.”
Time: 8 pm – 9:30 pm
Venue: Perfect Drop, Daylesford, Cost: $5

GOING DOWN SWINGING SPOKEN WORD & MUSIC
SPECTACULAR
EVENT CANCELLED
LOCATION: Daylesford & Hepburn Springs Venues
WEB: http://www.hepburnsh...2007program.pdf


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WORDS IN WINTER - DAYLESFORD EVENTS
Saturday, 4 August 2007

MORNING POETRY / WINNERS OF THE REASON BRISBANE
POETRY PRIZE
Joy Brisbane, patron of the prestigious Reason-Brisbane Poetry Prize will announce this year’s winners, with readings of the winning poems, followed by an eclectic selection of poetry
performed by experienced readers. Hosted by Peppa Sindar.
Time: 10 am – 11:30 am
Venue: Courtroom, Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre
Cost: $2

WRITING FOR CHILDREN
Writing for children, whether fiction or non-fiction, ought to adhere to simple principles. Greg Pyers, a prolific and published author for children, will discuss and explore these principles in his Words in Winter workshop.
Time: 10 am – 11:30 am
Venue: Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre classroom
Cost: $2

PERFORMANCE NOVELLA
During the course of six hours, at a table in the Red Star Café,six writers will create a novella, writing a chapter each in turn.
Hear it develop as it’s read aloud on the hour.
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Venue: Red Star Café, Main Road, Hepburn Springs
Cost: Buy an excellent coffee

SCRABBLE FEST
All scrabblers – young, old, beginners and advanced – are invited to participate in a series of scrabble games. The event will be part of the Australian Scrabble Players’ Association Victorian Country Championships.
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
Venue: Daylesford Bowling Club
Cost: Free

MEET THE AUTHOR: ROBERT GOTT
Robert Gott, the creator of The Adventures of Naked Man and the author of the William Power mysteries, will read from his
latest novel, Amongst the Dead – a witty and elegant pastiche starring a failed Shakespearean actor and would-be detective.
Set in Australia during WWII, it’s a case of Sam Spade meets Jacques Tati. A question period will follow.
Time: Noon – 1 pm
Venue: Avant Garden Bookshop, Daylesford
Cost: $2

MEET THE AUTHOR: ALICE PUNG
Alice Pung, author of Unpolished Gem, tells the story of growing up with a Chinese-Cambodian family in Australia, but it is not a story filled with wild swans or falling leaves. “This story does not begin on a boat,” is the opening line of the book, and so begins this quintessentially Australian memoir.
Time: 2 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue: Daylesford Public Library
Cost: Free, but bookings essential 5348 2800

A MUSLIM WOMAN IN AUSTRALIA
Manar Chelebi, writer, journalist, mother and cross-cultural consultant, will read from her forth-coming book on her experiences as a Muslim woman in Australia, and then answer questions from the audience.
Time: 2 pm – 3 pm
Venue: Courtroom, Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre
Cost: $2

USING THE ARTS TO KNOW YOURSELF
By using the arts as a form of active meditation, one can
potentially heal the self and connect with others in a profound way that can effect lasting change in the human condition. A talk by Isha Cavan.
Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue: Courtroom, Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre
Cost: $2

SONGS IN WINTER
Three established community choirs from Daylesford and
Castlemaine will celebrate words in musical settings, from madrigals to contemporary folk song.
Time: 4 pm – 5 pm
Venue: Stanbridge Hall, Central Springs Rd.
Cost: $5

WHERE WORDS MEET MUSIC
Weaving away from and back to the spoken word, Helen Davey will improvise her pianoscapes to Linnet Hunter’s poetry.
Audience participation may be required – which means it could be you.
Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue: The Grande Boutique Hotel, Hepburn Springs
Cost: $10

GHOSTS OF THE PROVENDER STORE
Hear the entertaining story of the historic Provender Store as told by ABC’s Anne E. Stewart. Tour the National Trust building
and enjoy a dinner from the past made from fresh produce from the farm gates of the region.
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Venue: Provender Store Restaurant, Central Springs Inn
Cost: $55 includes 3 course dinner, glass of wine, historical
talk, and guest “ghost”. Bookings essential 5348 3134

IMAGES AND TEXT
An evening with Jeff Moorfoot to accompany his exhibition of photographs at the Perfect Drop Wine Bar. Moorfoot will explain
why he increasingly incorporates text within his photography imagery.
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Perfect Drop Wine Bar, 5 Howe Street, Daylesford
Cost: Free

BOOK BALL
Come as a character from your favourite book or the star of your autobiography. Organize a table for 10 or just join in and dance.
Prizes for best costume and dancer/s. BYO supper and drinks.
Book early for a fabulous night.
Time: 8 pm – midnight
Venue: Daylesford Town Hall
Cost: $25 / Bookings essential 5348 1625
LOCATION: Venues in around Daylesford & HepburnSprings
CONTACT NAME: Daylesford Visitor Information Centre
WEB: http://www.hepburnsh...2007program.pdf


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WORDS IN WINTER - DAYLESFORD EVENTS
Sunday, 5 August 2007

BOOK LOVERS @ THE MILL MARKETS
Offering all book lovers a unique experience at a special indoor book market nestled in amongst the Mill Markets café and
surrounded by over 100 stalls offering antiques, arts, collectables, retro fashion, etc.
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Venue: Mill Markets, Daylesford
Cost: Free

HUMOROUS POETRY WORKSHOP
An active workshop, led by Jim Williams, will introduce
techniques and styles for writing humorous poems. Each
participant will receive an explanatory booklet.
Time: 10 am – 11:15 am
Venue: Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre classroom
Cost: $2

NOT GUILTY,YOUR HONOUR
From the bench of the Daylesford Courtroom, historian Les Pitt
will discuss the dispensation of justice in Daylesford, who handed
it out and who received it. Sponsored by the Daylesford
Historical Society.
Time: 10 am – 11 am
Venue: Courtroom, Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre
Cost: $2

WINTER MASTERCLASS
Some of Australia’s best chefs – Greg Malouf (Mo Mo), Justin North (Becasse), Phillipa Sibley (Circa) and Alla Wolf-Tasker
(Lake House) – talking food, produce and cooking in the Lake House demonstration kitchen.
Time: 10 am until late
Venue: Lake House Terrace Room
Cost: $195 full day of classes and baguette lunch;
$275 full day of classes, lunch and regional dinner;
$95 regional dinner only. Bookings 5348 3329

MEDITATIONS ON A KOREAN ODYSSEY
Sculptor, ceramicist and writer, Petrus Spronk will present an
illustrated talk describing his journeys to Korea and their effect
on his much acclaimed studio pottery. He will also welcome
questions from the audience.
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: Convent Gallery Chapel
Cost: $5

THE MYTH OF THE DEPRESSION
Dr. David Potts, LaTrobe University historian, will read from his recent, much-reviewed book, The Myth of the Depression. He will
be interviewed and then welcome questions from the audience.
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: Courtroom, Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre
Cost: $2

ENCHANTED WATER
With only a few props and one big squeezebox, award-winning writer and actor Andrew McKenna will tell the story of an hilarious love triangle between a pink dolphin, an opera singer
and a rubber clerk set in the steamy back blocks of the Brazilian Amazon
Time: 12:30 pm
Venue: The Grande Boutique Hotel, Hepburn Springs
Cost: $50 includes two-course lunch, performance and glass of wine.
Bookings 5348 8500

SEEKING REFUGE THROUGH WORDS AND MUSIC
Spend time sharing the stories of refugees as they journey to safety and a new life in Australia. Our speakers and musicians
bring to life the fear, sadness, hope and joy of freedom in a strange land.
Time: 1 pm – 3 pm
Venue: Daylesford Town Hall
Cost: $5

SHAKESPEARE:WORDS AND MUSIC
Sonnets and monologues from Shakespeare’s plays will be
presented, together with modern settings sung by VOX, an a cappella choir. Measure for Measure will provide instrumental music of the period.
Time: 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Venue: Daylesford Town Hall
Cost: $5

AN AFTERNOON AT SAULT WITH SOME GIRL WITH WORDS
Genevieve Ryan was a young writer who held a particular affinity with the Spa country, so much so that when she died in a
waterfall accident, aged 20, her family buried her at Trentham.
She left behind words, words and more words. Come listen to Genevieve’s words about the Daylesford/Trentham area.
Time: 4:45 pm – 6:30 pm
Venue: Sault
Cost: $14 includes drink and canapés.
Bookings essential 5348 6555 or jodi@sault.com.au

MOVING WORDS
Ivor Bowen hosts a screening of poetry and text-based films, including the premiere public showing of Ivor’s documentaries on
British poets George Barker (TS Eliot called him a “genius”) and Ken Smith.
Time: 8 pm – 9:30 pm
Venue: Perfect Drop Wine Bar, Daylesford
Cost: $5 / Bookings essential 5348 3373
LOCATION: Assorted Venues in and around Daylesford & Hepburn Springs
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