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Woodend Winter Arts Festival

Woodend Winter Arts Festival

The 19th Woodend Winter Arts Festival will deliver a four-day feast of music, words and ideas in Victoria’s Macedon Ranges. 

Raw Salt. Image is a young woman with long dark wavy hair on the left standing in front of external foliage, body turned slight to her right, wearing black polo neck jumper under black and white patterned sleeveless dress. She has dark red lipstick and a slight smile. On the right is a book cover of close-up of a public phone push button pad, above the book's title in a grey stripe at the bottom.

Book review: Raw Salt, Izzy Roberts-Orr

This debut poetry collection canvasses death and the environment, mourning and memory.


Sauerbier House


Using gouache, local artist Lynn Lobo paints some of the many faces of the Onkaparinga river.

A poetry slam at Sonic Poetry Festival with Lane Milburn, Hayley Ricketson and Jason Voss. Photo: Brendan Bonsack.

Spoken word poetry: screaming their truths

To acknowledge and celebrate World Poetry Day, ArtsHub explores some grassroots spoken word festivals and speaks to their participants.

Ghost Poetry. On the left is a book cover with a close-up of a horse's face. On the right is an author image of a young man in a field, with his hands in his pockets and looking off to the right.

Book Review: Ghost Poetry, Robbie Coburn

A poetry collection that reflects deeply on trauma, loss and hope.

Who Comes Calling? On the left is a red and blue abstract book cover, on the right a head and shoulders author image of a woman of Asian appearance with shoulder length straight black hair parted in the middle and a grey short sleeved T shirt.

Book review: Who Comes Calling?, Miriam Wei Wei Lo

Miriam Wei Wei Lo's second poetry collection explores motherhood, immigration, religion and the creative life.

Two panels. Left with black and white portrait of a woman with dark hair and glasses. Right is cover of a book, called Television.

Book review: Television, Kate Middleton

An ode to the ways in which television nurtures our self-understanding.

Performances & Gigs

Riverside Theatres

Wild Dogs Under My Skirt

An exhilarating theatrical poetry experience

Anne-Marie Te Whiu holding a copy of Woven.

Book review: Woven, edited by Anne-Marie Te Whiu

A poetry collection that weaves together First Nations voices from around the globe.

Festivals & Programs

Berry Writers Incorporated

Berry Writers Festival

An intriguing program featuring major and emerging authors as well as noted thought leaders set in the unsurpassed beauty of…

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