2024 Schedule

Winterwords 2024 is generously sponsored by Indigo Shire Council, Beechworth Bendigo Bank, Regional Arts Victoria and Tanswell’s Commercial Hotel.

Wednesday 12th June

5:30pm Memorial Hall

Opening of Artwords Exhibition: Drinks and nibbles and a wander through the artwork

Gold Coin

7.30pm Memorial Hall

Playwords: ‘Out of the Flying Pan’ & ‘Caged Birds’ a play reading by Beechworth Theatre Company

Gold Coin

Thursday 13th June

6.00pm Beechworth Books

Bookshopwords: Open night at Beechworth Books with soup and mulled wine


Friday 14th June

5:30pm Supper Room

Official opening of Winterwords.

7:30pm Memorial Hall

Letters From My Heroes…if they’d actually bothered to write back! Stephen Hall shares some imagined advice from his heroes, by way of 27 celebrity impressions

8.30pm Tanswell’s Hotel

Bandwords 1: Music in the pub


Saturday 15th June

10:00am Library

Kidswords Storytime: Anne Shanley hosts a special story time for preschoolers and toddlers


10:00am Supper Room

From Personal to Universal: Making Your Story Entertaining for a Wide Audience. Storytelling and writing using comedy and character. A small-group workshop by Stephen Hall

10:00am Old Railway Station

Womenswords: No Apology: Subversive Women Poets. Presented by Joy Phillips

11:30am Supper Room

Novelwords 1: Imbi Neeme chats about her new novel ‘Kind of, Sort of, Maybe, But Probably Not’

1:00pm Supper Room

deBeauvoirwords 1: David Crawford talks about Simone de Beauvoir’s life, works, and times

2:15pm Supper Room

Novelwords 2: An interview with journalist Kirsty Jagger about her debut novel ‘Roseghetto’

3:30pm Supper Room

Crimewords: Shelley Burr and Margaret Hickey chat about crime writing and their new books

5:00pm Beechworth RSL

Philosophywords: Drink and Think! A fun, interactive, session of philosophical banter

6:00pm Stanley Hall

Theatrewords: Dragonfly Theatre Group Juniors present the original play ‘Bush Spirit’

7:00pm Tanswell’s Ballroom

Poetrywords 1: Grab a drink, head upstairs and enjoy the thoughtful writings of Ender Baskan

8:00pm Tanswell’s Hotel

Bandwords 2: Music in the pub

Sunday 16th June

10:30am Supper Room

deBeauvoirwords 2: Writing tips from Simone de Beauvoir! A workshop by David Crawford

12:00pm Supper Room

Screenwords: Nadia David talks with Dr Ian David about his life as a screenwriter

1:15pm Supper Room

Poetrywords 2: Rose Lilley presents her poetry based on Beechworth’s living history

2:15pm Town Hall

Musicwords: This session combines poetry, song, and music to explore the seasons and history of music in Beechworth.

3:30pm Tanswell’s Back Bar

Singingwords: Come and sing with Leanne Murphy in a fun, interactive 90-minute workshop

5:30pm Tanswell’s Back Bar

Storyslam: Hear a story, tell a story, read a poem, sing a song. Our theme is Heroes!

12th to 16th June

10am to 2pm daily @ Memorial Hall

Artwords: Check out an exhibition of wordy artworks by local artists

Tanswell’s Back Bar

Winternudes: Wander through an exhibition of artworks by the local life drawing group

Old Beechworth Gaol

Blackboardwords: Life Sentence. Make your mark in this interactive instalment the OBG


Tinywords: Fun, games, and weird wordy things at Tiny’s

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