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September 2015

Stories of Travel & Place

More than just physical descriptions, writing about travel and place is selective and specific, using sensory language. Along with getting started and finding a narrative hook this workshop by Graham Gibson considers the writer’s point of view.

01
September
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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Poetry on a Plate

Dinner beneath the stars, around the campfire, with the finest Australian poetry and music.

Chloe & Jason Roweth Perform Live

The Roweths bring cutting edge arrangements of Australian traditional music and poetry to the big stage. They work with new and old ballads, work songs, early country music, original music, poetry and yarns.

02
September
September 2, 2015 8:30 am — September 3, 2015 5:00 pm
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Poets Trek

Follow the footsteps of renowned poets such as Henry Lawson, Will Ogilvie and Breaker Morant.

Outback Show

The Show conducted by well known Bush character Luke Thomas with his team of bullocks, talking camels, clydesdales and working dogs stage a true Outback Show!

02
September
6:00 pm — 7:30 pm
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Celebration Campfire

Come and join us around the campfire to share stories from the Writing and Storytelling Workshop.

02
September
7:00 pm — 10:00 pm
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Firestone Performance

See Andrew perform Firestone at Shindy’s Inn, along with performances by Chloe & Jason Roweth and Dave Graffin.

02
September
7:00 pm — 10:00 pm
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Chloe & Jason Roweth Perform Live

See Chloe & Jason perform live at Shindy’s Inn, along with performances by Andrew Hull & Dave Graffin

Outback Show

The Show conducted by well known Bush character Luke Thomas with his team of bullocks, talking camels, clydesdales and working dogs stage a true Outback Show!

03
September
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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Poetry on a Plate

Dinner beneath the stars, around the campfire, with the finest Australian poetry and music.

Short Story Reading Night – Stories by Bruce Delaney

Hear Lisa Crothers, Michael Powell, Kristy Smiles and John Thompson narrate Bruce Delany stories, bringing to life how Bourke was viewed by Bruce.

04
September
9:00 am — 10:00 am
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Jandra Tour

Join Paul Roe on this special one off tour on board the PV Jandra. Paul will give a special commentary highlighting the importance of the riverboat era to Bourke.

Outback Show

The Show conducted by well known Bush character Luke Thomas with his team of bullocks, talking camels, clydesdales and working dogs stage a true Outback Show!

04
September
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
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Bourke Cemetery Tour

Join Paul as he details the lives of some of the characters buried in the Bourke cemetery.

September 2016

02
September
9:00 am — 10:00 am
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Morning PV Jandra Cruise

Cruise the Darling on the Paddle Vessel (PV) Jandra with Captain William Hockins and learn more about the regions rich river boat history.

02
September
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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Afternoon PV Jandra Cruise

Cruise the Darling on the Paddle Vessel (PV) Jandra with Captain William Hockins and learn more about the regions rich river boat history.

04
September
8:00 am — 10:00 am
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Poets Breakfast

Release the Poets! – The inaugural Festival of a Thousand Stories Poets Breakfast – hosted by local poet, Andrew Hull. Come and join local poets and storytellers for a bacon and egg brekkie with real coffee and real stories, and be sure to bring one or two to tell – on the banks of the Darling at Bourke.

04
September
6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
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Poetry on a Plate

Dinner beneath the stars, around the campfire, with the finest Australian poetry and music.

05
September
9:00 am — 10:00 am
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Morning PV Jandra Cruise

Cruise the Darling on the Paddle Vessel (PV) Jandra with Captain William Hockins and learn more about the regions rich river boat history.

Come walk with us – Indigenous Tour

Take a look at Bourke through a different lense with the local Aboriginal tour ‘come walk with us’ – a walking tour along the river and the cultural centre with insights from local Aboriginal telling their story, their way.

05
September
1:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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Stories of the Road

Creative non-fiction with a focus on experiences of travel. Whether your interest is in a travel diary, memoir or “Wish you were here” postcards home, this workshop by Graeme Gibson will help.

Bourke Talks

Bourke Talks is an evening of local perspectives hosted by the Bourke Arts Council. Guests have been carefully selected and have each prepared a short talk on their particular area of interest – all relating to Bourke and surrounds.

06
September
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Bourke Cemetery Tour

Join Paul as he details the lives of some of the characters buried in the Bourke cemetery.

06
September
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
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Bourke Cemetery Tour

Join Paul as he details the lives of some of the characters buried in the Bourke cemetery.

Bourke Women’s Stories

Bourke Women’s Stories – Hosted by the Bourke Arts Council – a view of life in this iconic outback town from the women in front of, and behind the scenes. Dinner and drinks available.

07
September
September 7, 2016 8:00 am — September 8, 2016 2:00 pm
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Poets Trek

The Poets Trek – heading off on an intrepid journey of writing and discovery through the story-rich landscape around Bourke with writers, musicians and poets in tow. Overnighting on the banks of the Barwon River at Brewarrina – not to be missed.

September 2017

02
September
7:00 am — 8:30 am
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The Poets Breakfast

An literary feast on the wharf!  Come and join local poets and storytellers for a bacon and egg brekkie with real coffee and real stories, and be sure to bring one or two to tell – on the banks of the Darling at Bourke.

Outback Show

A stockman style show conducted by Lachie Cosser – he is a true storyteller and animal wrangler!

02
September
3:00 pm — 5:00 pm
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Blues Cruise with Frank Povah and the Captain Starlight Express

Cruise the Darling on the Paddle Vessel (PV) Jandra with Captain William Hockins and learn more about the regions rich river boat history.

Henry Lawson’s Wake

Locals and Lawson enthusiasts gather together on the 95th Anniversary of Henry Lawson’s death to discuss his legacy, poetry and stories. Music from Chloe and Jason Roweth plus the Festival Pop-Up Band.

03
September
September 3, 2017 8:00 am — September 4, 2017 12:00 pm
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Poets Trek

The Festival Flagship – the Annual poets Trek. This year trekkers will venture in Lawson’s footsteps to Hungerford, via Comeroo, for a campfire session. Trekkers return midday Monday. ($350/head)

Outback Show

A stockman style show conducted by Lachie Cosser – he is a true storyteller and animal wrangler.

03
September
2:30 pm — 4:30 pm
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Afternoon PV Jandra River Cruise

Cruise the Darling on the Paddle Vessel (PV) Jandra with Captain Stephen Coade and learn more about the regions rich river boat history.

The Toorale Room

Story Telling Event featuring the stories of locals and invited guests.

03
September
6:30 pm — 8:30 pm
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Poetry on a Plate

Dinner and Poetry around the Campfire featuring Frank Povah

One-Eyed Film Festival

Short films made locally (Dubbo) projected onto the big screen at the Back of Bourke exhibition centre.

Come walk with us – Indigenous Tour

Take a look at Bourke through a different lense with the local Aboriginal tour ‘come walk with us’ – a walking tour along the river and the cultural centre with insights from local Aboriginal telling their story, their way.

04
September
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Bourke Cemetery Tour

Join Paul as he details the lives of some of the characters buried in the Bourke cemetery.

04
September
September 4, 2017 11:00 am — September 4, 2019 12:30 pm
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Outback Show

A stockman style show conducted by Lachie Cosser – he is a true storyteller and animal wrangler.

Book Launch – Tony Pritchard

Partly truth, partly fiction, Tony Pritchard’s 2nd instalment of his ongoing affair with the Darling River – launched in Bourke

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