Program of Event
Keynote Speakers

Di Wills

Di Wills is a storyteller, playwright, performer and director. Di strives to bring the best out of each individual. After working on two Creative Regions projects in the past, including flood recovery work and theatre, Di began full time in 2016 in the role of Creative Producer with Creative Regions, developing the Socially Engaged Theatre program. Di brings over fifteen years’ experience in theatre, creative writing and community engagement to the role and is excited to be developing new work in connection with the local community. After leading many projects in the Bundaberg and Rockhampton region, she is excited to be coming out to the far west.

Theatre: ‘I am woman, hear me roar’

We are stoked to announce that at this year’s Channel Country Ladies Day we will be experiencing a performance where you, the women of the Channel Country, are the headline act! The theatre production will be a storytelling celebration of women on the land and the daily challenges that you face. Women have been joining in with Di’s workshops as she has ‘Homestead Hopped’ her way across western Queensland and will be sharing their stories in a theatre piece on the Saturday night of Ladies Day.

Workshop: ‘It’s funny now…storytelling meets comedy’

Everyone’s got that story that’s funny now but maybe wasn’t so funny when it happened. Learn the craft of sharing your tragic tidbit it a lighthearted way that connects us all and tickles the ribs with the opportunity to perform just to the group or even to the whole crowd. Workshop led by guest artist & storytelling extraordinaire, Di Wills.