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February 2020

Words Out Loud – February edition

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Printers Room, Sebaastiaans basement, cnr Lydiard and Mair streets
Ballarat, VIC 3350 Australia

Words Out Loud explores the non-compulsory theme of “Tainted Love” in February. Wordsmiths are invited to explore the theme or simply ignore it altogether. This is a great opportunity to road test new material, celebrate a success or share some inspiration, or simply enjoy a diverse range of spoken word — poetry, prose or storytelling; read or recited; your own work or someone else’s. Performances are limited to 5 minutes each. Sign up on the night. Held at the Printers…

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They Are Us official opening

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre, 613 Main Road
Ballarat, VIC 3350 Australia
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They Are Us is an ekphrastic exhibtion in which 20 Central Highlands writers at various stages of career tackled the titular theme in short fiction and poetry. Soldiers Hill Artist Collective members responded to those works in a variety of media, including painting, photography, weaving and woodwork. The exhibition will be officially launched by City of Ballarat deputy mayor Cr Belinda Coates. A highlight will be Ballarat musician Reuben Morgan performing a composition he's written specifically for the exhibition. The…

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