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!

We have a home, from April

A teaser for our new venue, beginning April 16.

We are pleased to have been able to find a new home for Words Out Loud’s monthly events in Ballarat, starting from our April 16 edition. But we’re not announcing it officially until this month’s event, our road trip to Creswick! One exciting bit of news at a time, we figure.

The new digs can’t replace the Printers Room, the same way the Printers Room was a different space to Babushka, but the welcome is just as warm and supportive, and we’re confident the new venue will suit us just as well. We’re grateful to have found one so quickly after the Printers Room’s sudden closure and can’t wait to reveal it.

But first, Creswick, which is shaping up to be a great night at Odessa at Leaver’s Hotel on March 19!

Don’t forget, Harvest Festival is on at the same time, with the launch and art festival opening 5-7pm that night at Town Hall and Odessa hosting the Harvest Feast on March 20 ahead of a big weekend of events.