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Find your roots in the earth, new history, the bush, poetry, food, fermenting, song, wine. In fact, just about anything you can put into words.

Marking the fifteenth year of Words In Winter with a theme of Origins, Daylesford guests include award-winning author Don Watson, investigative reporter-author Louise Milligan, human rights advocate Julian Burnside QC, novelist Arnold Zable, local illustrator and children's author Michelle Pleasance and singer-storyteller Mara Ripani.

Words will also light up Trentham, Clunes and Maryborough from the start of August and through the month.

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