Words in Winter – Reading the Lifeline 2019

Words Out Loud presented Reading the Lifeline: an exquisite corpse as part of Daylesford’s Words in Winter program.

Words in Winter is a fabulous series of events running in August in Hepburn (program) and Central Goldfields (program) shires, including Trentham, Maryborough, Avoca and other centres.

We selected five of our regulars, being WOL’s convenors Kirstyn McDermott and Jason Nahrung along with Rebecca Fletcher, Megan Riedl and Zoe Werner, for the event.

Reading the Lifeline had each of the five writers present two four-minute pieces themed on decades in a lifetime, working from 0 to 100. The catch was that the last line of each piece becomes the first line of the piece that followed – including the concluding piece, which looped back to the first one.

Reading the Lifeline was performed on Saturday 17 August at 6pm at the Daylesford Hotel, 2 Burke Square.

Reading the Lifeline. Picture: Kathy Elder