Monday, June 20, 2011

Words In Winter August 2011

Hepburn Shire Presents Words in Winter 2011

Before there were books there were storytellers

6 August Saturday: 12.00 - 2.30pm

Ballarat Storytellers invite you to lunch - again! Bring a plate and your favourite story to share, nourishment for body and soul.

Cost: Gold coin donation

Ballarat Storytellers

So who was the first gay in the Village

11 August Thursday

Horvat’s Wine Bar


Many of the locals missed it at Chillout ( busy weekend) but back by popular demand Anne E Stewart will again tell the story 'So who was the first gay in Village.' Words and images combine to tell the history of our gay friendly town.

Cost: $7.50

An afternoon in conversation with the Story Gatherers

13 August Saturday 2.00pm

Daylesford Courthouse and Neighbourhood Centre

Local Daylesford storyteller Anne E Stewart invites three of Victoria's working storytellers to share their knowledge of story and their individual take on the telling . Anne has been working as a writer, broadcaster and oral storyteller for over 30 years. Through her deep connections to the Australian storytelling culture she is able to attract some of the best to Words in Winter.

  • Jan 'Yarn' Wositzky will launch the new edition of his Tommy Woodcock biography
  • Jackie Kerin will have copies of her picture book Phar Lap
  • Matteo the wandering minstrel, will share a few songs and tales.
All of the contributors will share their path to a storytelling career.
Cost : $7.50 (Enquiries: Anne

Fairy Lou and Matteo

14 August Sunday 12 - 3pm

Daylesford Town Hall

Mary Lou Keaney and Matthew Flemming (Fairy Lou and Matteo) are two of the oldest fairies in the business and met and honed their craft at Wonderwings, Melbourne’s first fairyshop.“Fairy Lou” is always ready with her wand, wishes and stardust and a fabulous and engaging collection of stories for everyone. Matteo immediately engages audiences with his musical skills, use of mime, his voice and humour and has been variously described as a genie, a funky pirate or a gypsy.

Don't miss two of Australia's premier storytellers at this years Words in Winter family day

A Weekend with the Girls

14 August Sunday 2.30 - 4pm

Daylesford Convent Gallery:

Daylesford based, internationally renowned storyteller, Anne E Stewart is bringing her latest show, A Weekend with the Girls to the Convent Gallery.

Be captivated as this award winning storyteller shares stories of brave and bold women, extraordinary deeds, life at the crossroads and shape shifting woman of legend. From Celtic, to Indigenous to World and Contemporary stories.

ADMISSION $25 Includes Champagne and High Tea


An event not to be missed.

Learn more about:

Anne E Stewart

Jan 'Yarn' Wositzky


Jackie Kerin

Storytelling Guild (Vic)

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