Jason & Megan Roweth

This award-winning father and 12-year-old daughter combination delight in older traditional poems and those just being born, yarns resonant with Australian character and place. They will take you on an emotional journey, make you laugh and think.

Poets Breakfast

Grab your coffee and settle in to enjoy daily featured poets and walk- ups. First-time poets are especially encouraged. Get your name down early and polish your poems for a chance to win the prize for Walk Up of the Year – a season ticket to next year’s festival.

Fri, Dec 27 8:00AM Bluestown
Mon, Dec 30 8:00AM Bluestown

Word Works

Bring a poem, say a poem, hear a poem, write a poem. An opportunity to share stories in rhyme with the Roweth Family.

Sat, Dec 28 2:30PM Stardust Theatre
Mon, Dec 30 2:30PM Stardust Theatre

Comedy Club

The end of another decade... what with political turmoil, climate change, fidget spinners or some kind of bucket challenge, there’s been plenty of tragic material for comedians. Let the tears from the era keep rolling... along with the laughs.

Mon, Dec 30 7:30PM Luna

Raise a Glass

Join a toast to our evocative wordsmiths past and present by our featured poets, hosted by Jason and Megan Roweth. It’s poetry and story to warm your heart, and fire up your spirit, as you gather yourself for the new year.

Tue, Dec 31 4:00PM Small Hall

The First of the First Poets Breakfast

Celebrate the mighty potential of a shiny new year by sharing firsts of all kinds. Hear a last first thought for the festival from featured poets, and join us for the big announcement of Walk Up of the Year.

Wed, Jan 01 8:00AM Bluestown