Bourke’s annual Festival of a Thousand Stories gears up again for it’s early September storytelling, poetry and music. The event kicks off with a ‘mini-music festival at the wharf in Bourke with locals and invited guests all sharing the stage for a few songs. After Poets Brekkie and Markets on Saturday morning, guests can enjoy…

The Festival of a Thousand Stories starts September 2nd with a week-long program of exciting new events in addition to past favourites. Since its humble beginnings back in 2013, the festival has grown steadily every year with more and more locals and visiting writers and performers jumping on board to build the program. Kicking off the…

This year we’ll have special guests coming to the 2016 Festival of 1000 Stories from near and far. We’re excited to be welcoming Sydney Story Factory for the first time, all the way from Redfern. They’ll be in Bourke from 4-9 September. Sydney Story Factory is a not-for-profit creative writing centre that runs workshops for…

Planning for the 2016 Festival of 1000 Stories is currently in full swing. We are planning a full schedule of events for a period of 9 days between September 2 – September 10 in Bourke NSW. This year we have included some new events as well as popular events from previous years. We will be…

The Festival of a Thousand Stories 2015 – a celebration of literature, poetry, and story telling. It all happens in Bourke on the first week of September. There are workshops, performances, tours, campfires, presentations, launches, and more. Local poets ,readers and writers, along with invited guests, musicians and authors – and of course, you !…

Join us for an ‘Open Mic’ evening of original songs from local musicians and others. All are welcome to this impromptu event, MC’d and hosted by the indomitable Chris ‘the Werewolf’ Ware and featuring The Jerry Chaser Band. Guests are invited to bring a guitar, or just bring a song, and perform some of their…

Don’t forget Dinner with TED is on tonight at Diggers on the Darling starting at 6.30pm. On Tonight’s menu: Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce; Suicidal crickets, zombie roaches and other parasite tales; Language without words; Wonders of the Unseen World and more… Hope to see you there!

The Festival of a Thousand Stories continues today with lots more on the agenda: Writing workshops at the Bourke library: Joining Bill “Swampy” Marsh today is ABC Open’s Alison Plasto who is looking to encourage more locals in their monthly writing challenges. From 10am at the Bourke Library. Historical town tours with historian Paul Roe…

The 2014 Festival of a Thousand Stories has begun. Check the events schedule for details or download event itinerary. Tomorrow night don’t miss the world premiere of LLooking for Lawson at the Port of Bourke Hotel.

Hi Everyone, The Festival of a thousand stories begins next week. We hope to see you at some of the events, especially our very special late addition to the Festival – Looking for Lawson. One year ago, John Thorn came to Bourke on a journey retracing the steps of the poet Henry Lawson. This Tuesday,…

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