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The theme for Words In Winter this year is "Renaissance".

This exciting festival depicting our talented writers, artists, and showcasing vibrant exhibitions throughout the Central Goldfields Shire.

"Renaissance" commences Saturday 7th through to Sunday 15th August.

Due to #6 Lockdown the 'Words In Winter' Writers Festival has altered the program format, please check their latest updates and event reschedules: HERE

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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: Saturday 7th August (PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AT THE MARYBOROUGH REGIONAL LIBRARY DUE TO COVID CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS)

Where: Maryborough Regional Library

When: 10am-11.30am

Contact: Kerry Peterson (03) 5461 9111

Cost: Free

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Tilly Aston Memorial - Carisbrook

Learn about local historic writer and advocate for vision impaired, Tilly Aston, at this recently updated and informative memorial. Audio is available for insightful facts on this amazing historical figure as a self-guided outdoor presentation.

Date: 7th - 15th August

Where: Tilly Aston memorial Pyrenees Highway Carisbrook

When: All hours

Cost: Free

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Word Pictures - Central Goldfields Art Gallery & Maryborough Writers

Maryborough Writers' Group will write their interpretations in response to viewing four artworks from the Central Goldfields Art Gallery permanent collection. Literary responses will be shared in a public reading session at Central Goldfields Art Gallery. All members of the public are welcome to attend to listen to the readings and see the artworks.

Date: Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th August

Where: Central Goldfields Art Gallery

When: Friday - Sunday (10am-4pm)

Contact: 035461 6600

Bookings: HERE

Cost: Free

 

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Winter Light I & II Exhibition - Central Goldfields Art Gallery

A vibrant exhibition showcasing the talents of visual artists living in the northern and southern regions of the Central Goldfields Shire, Dunolly, Bealiba, Talbot and Majorca.

Date: Thursday 12th - 15th Sunday August

Where: Central Goldfields Art Gallery

When: Friday - Sunday (10am-4pm)

Contact: 035461 6600

Bookings: HERE

Cost: Free

Works: Fiona Somerville

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Historic Talbot & Artisans - Lyons Commercial Hotel Building Talbot

Visit one of Talbot's oldest buildings, Lyon's Commercial Hotel, and learn about the fascinating history it holds from the Victorian Goldrush of the 1850's to the present. View the works of in-house artisans, Corridor Gallery, Felix Ceramics, Lyons Objects & Art. Informative tours through the building available on request.

Date: Saturday 14th - 15th Sunday August (Weekends only)

Where: Lyons Commercial Hotel, Fyffe Street, Talbot

When: Saturday & Sundays (10am-3pm)

Cost: Free

 

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Vintage Book Sale and Street Open Mic - Yellow Dog Vintage Dunolly

A fun new event hosted by Lynda Vater, street poets at Yellow Dog Vintage on Broadway. Antique & Collectable Book Sale @ Renaissance Prices. Writers and poets take a seat in the reading chair, share your favourite written work (no experience necessary, just come along and read from your own or other works).

Date: Saturday 14th August

Where: Yellow Dog Vintage & Design, 155 Broadway, Dunolly

When: 10.30am-3pm

Cost: Free

Contact: 0418 875 453

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Gregg Joseph & Friends - Music and Words

Enjoy an afternoon of first class music and readings from local musicians, writers, and poets, including special guest Ballarat Words Out Loud.

Light refreshments at interval. Bookings not required, all welcome.

Date: Saturday 14th August

Where: Maryborough Senior Citizens' Hall, Alma Street, Maryborough

When: 2pm

Cost: $10

Contact: 0457 495 007

 

 

 

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Museum of Lost and Found: Stories of Australian Adoptees

A session led by local author, Janice Simpson, features readings from stories about place and identity of adoptees to enrich participants' understanding of the fragmentary history of adoption in Australia, when the adoption of children was conducted and sanctioned by both the church and the state. Also included is an exhibition of artefacts created by Janice.

Date: Sunday 15th August

Where: Slightly Bent Books, Cnr Scandinavian Crescent and Camp Street, Talbot

When: 2.15am

Cost: $10 (includes light refreshments)

Bookings: HERE

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The Red and White Socks - Maryborough Writers

Great afternoon's entertainment from the collaborative talents of the Maryborough Writers' Group and U3A members, as they read their joint authorship work "The Red and White Socks".

Date: Wednesday 11th August

Where: Community Hub, Maryborough

When: 1.30pm

Cost: Free (includes light refreshments)

Enquiries: 0439 738 498

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Silent Reading Party

Silent Reading Party craze returns at the Maryborough Regional Library.  There's an option for discussion afterwards over refreshments.

Date: Wednesday 11th August (PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AT THE MARYBOROUGH REGIONAL LIBRARY DUE TO COVID CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS)

Where: Maryborough Regional Library, Nolan Street, Maryborough

Enquiries: 035461 9111

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Winter Craft Session

Maryborough Regional Library staff present a wonderful winter craft session suitable to all ages. All materials are provided.

Also available via Dunolly Library, Old Police Station, 42 Market Street, Dunolly.

Silent Reading Party craze returns at the Maryborough Regional Library.  There's an option for discussion afterwards over refreshments.

Date: Thursday 12th August (PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AT THE MARYBOROUGH REGIONAL LIBRARY DUE TO COVID CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS)

Where: Maryborough Regional Library, Nolan Street, Maryborough

Enquiries: 035461 9111

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Children's Writing Workshop - Hannah Clarke

A workshop combining story-telling, writing, and drawing with Hannah Clarke, primary teacher of fifteen years' experience (7-9 age group).

Date: Sunday 15th August (this event has been cancelled due #6 Covid lockdown)

Where: Talbot Library, 11 Camp Street, Talbot

When: 2pm

Cost: $10

Enquiries: 0414 703 102

Bookings: HERE

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Tales From The Treehouse - Leigh Hay

Rachel Buckley hosts an afternoon of music and poetry presented by Melbourne author/poet Leigh Hay in the Melba Lounge by the fireside.

Light afternoon tea at intervaled included, copies of Leigh's books will be available for purchase. Bookings recommended.

Date: Sunday 15th August (this event has been cancelled due #6 Covid lockdown)

Where: Buckley's of Dunolly, 1787 Maryborough-Dunolly Road, Dunolly

When: 2pm

Cost: $15 (includes afternoon tea)

Enquiries/Bookings: 035468 1858