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Booktown On Sunday in September – Anna Krien

Anna Krien – The Long Goodbye Coal, Coral and Australia’s Climate Deadlock 2pm Sunday 17 September – The Warehouse – Clunes – Free The Great Barrier Reef is dying. Extreme weather is becoming all too familiar. Yet when it comes to action on climate change, division and paralysis rule the land. In this vivid, urgent […]

Clunes Ceramic Award 2017

As visitors to Clunes know, there’s more us than books! What you may not know is that every two years, the team behind the Clunes Booktown Festival run one of the biggest dedicated ceramics exhibitions in the country. This year, with 129 extraordinary ceramic entries from every state across Australia, the judges faced a difficult […]

In the news… in Norway!

A Norwegian Among Gold Dust and Old Books We were very pleased to host Norwegian journalist Jan H. Landro during the Clunes Booktown Festival this year. We knew he was writing a story for his newspaper back home. We didn’t realise we’d get a double-page spread! Dag Og Tid is a major weekly paper in […]

Clunes Spring Fair Sunday 10 September

The inaugural Clunes Makers Market ‘Spring Fair’  will be hosted in the beautiful gardens of the historic Keebles Country House, 114 Bailey Street Clunes this Sunday. The Spring Fair will feature visual artists, crafts people, makers and artisan food producers – and books! This is also a rare opportunity to explore the grounds of Keebles Country House. […]

Sami Shah – The Islamic Republic of Australia in Clunes

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see award-winning comedian Sami Shah in conversation with Clunes-based journalist Andrew Masterson. Shah will discuss his funny and informative exploration of Islam in Australia. He takes us behind the stereotypes and generalisations to find out who Australian Muslims are, how they live and what they think. Sunday 27th August […]

Les Twentyman – The Mouth That Roared

Booktown on Sunday presents Les Twentyman The Mouth That Roared Meet one of Australia’s best-known youth outreach workers and social campaigners.In his latest book he has brought his story to the public in his wonderful storytelling style. What makes Les tick? Who and what made him Australia’s number one advocate for our most vulnerable young people? […]

Jane Edmanson – Gardening Australia in Clunes

Keen gardener? Then you won’t want to miss this! Jane Edmanson Jane is Gardening Australia’s presenter in Victoria. She is author and co-author of several gardening books, including: Ideas from Private Gardens, The Australian Garden and more. She also contributes to Gardening Australia magazine. Jane was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for educational and […]

Booktown on Sunday – July

Author Talk Nick Richardson ‘Game of Their Lives’   Sunday 16th July 2pm at The Warehouse – Clunes.  As the Great War raged in 1916, two teams of Australian soldiers played an Australian Rules football match in London. It was the first time the world had seen our national game. But this was more than an […]

Clunes Booktown Festival Annual Review 2017

We are pleased to present the Clunes Booktown Festival Annual Review. Clunes Booktown Festival Review 2017 From now until May 2018 we will  be working hard to bring you another successful Festival. Volunteers, sponsors and donors are welcome to participate – please speak to one of the current team via: admin@clunesbooktown.com.au or call 03 5345 3947 […]

The Big Owl 2017 – A Magazine in a Weekend

We are proud to present our inaugural Magazine in a Weekend: created by 2017 Clunes Booktown Festival-goers and inspired by the Festival itself. THE BIG OWL 2017 This magazine is a response to the places, spaces, people, experiences and ideas encountered by writers during the Festival this year. Contributors began with a series of flash workshops […]

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