Writer's Festival August 4-13

Words in Winter

A wonderful writer’s festival is happening right on Shizuka’s doorstep next month. Words in Winter is an annual literary and arts festival held across Daylesford, Trentham, Clunes and Maryborough. This year marks the fifteenth year of Words in Winter with a theme of Origins. Daylesford guests include award-winning author Don Watson, investigative reporter Louise Milligan, human rights advocate Julian Burnside QC, novelist Arnold Zable, local illustrator and children’s author Michelle Pleasance and singer-storyteller Mara Ripani. Accommodation at Shizuka Ryokan during the festival is still available but is booking fast.


It’s QOSY here!

Travel bloggers QOSY visited Shizuka Ryokan.

“Although our stay was only one night, we left breathing deeper, thinking slower, and much more mindful. The atmosphere of the retreat coupled with the bushland setting made for one of the most rejuvenating get-aways I’ve ever experienced.”

Read the full review here.