About jason nahrung

Raised on a Queensland cattle property, I now live in Ballarat, Australia. A newspaper journalist with more than 30 years' experience, my interests include writing, editing, travel, reading, photography and drinking coffee.

WOL does Smythesdale

Thanks to the efforts of our regular campaigner Megan J Riedl, Words Out Loud is participating in the Smythesdale Fiesta on Sunday 7 February.

Starting at 2pm in the Old Courthouse in Brooke Street, the event will feature Megan with special guests including fellow WOL regulars Fraser Mackay and Zoe Werner, and we will have some 5-minute open mic opportunities available.

Please contact us if you’re interested in sharing poetry or spoken word at the event. 

We attended a spoken word event at the Fiesta in 2019 and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and the town of Smythesdale, so we’re chuffed to have this opportunity. We hope to see some familiar faces!

Looking ahead

Welcome to 2021!

We are monitoring the Victorian Government’s advice on the requirements for live entertainment and are on the lookout for a suitable venue in Ballarat. We are also considering changes to the WOL model that might facilitate a return to some kind of live gig, but are adamant the event be as inclusive and accessible as possible.

We expect to have signs of life soon – watch this space!

We’ll keep updating our Facebook page with interesting opportunities and news for writers, and encourage you to keep an eye on Melbourne Spoken Word, where gigs are happening in the virtual space.