Words Out Loud opens its Snapshot Series on September 19 as part of the Ballarat Foto Biennale.
The Snapshot Series is a three-event series celebrating the power of photographs to trigger stories, whether real or fantastical.
The three events each target a theme, and are headlined by special guests with opportunities for writers, poets and storytellers to also be involved.
Alicia Sometimes will headline the Thursday night event on September 19, Windows to the Past, with a theme of history.
Jenny Valentish will headline at our Saturday afternoon event on October 5, Mirrors of Ourselves, with a theme of family.
And Jessica Wilkinson will headline the Thursday night event on October 17, Gateways to Elsewhere, with a theme of travel.
All will be held at the Printers Room, cnr of Lydiard and Mair streets, Ballarat. Poets, writers and storytellers are welcome to sign up for the open mic sections at each event, either performing to a photograph from their own collection, or simply to share their work in an unthemed, non-photographic section (time permitting).
The Printers Room, under Sebastiaans, will be providing a full menu for those who would like to dine out or enjoy a nibble and a drink.
Full event details and instructions on how to be part of the open mic sections are available at the website.