Clunes Booktown Founder Recognised

One of the four founders of Clunes Booktown Festival, Dr Tess Brady, has been nominated as a finalist in the Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards for her contribution to the transformation of Clunes to a vibrant and prosperous community. Dr Brady is a finalist in Life Activities Clubs Victoria and Henry Carus and Associates Senior Achievement Award, recognising her significant volunteer […]

Booktown on Sunday in October – Sally Rippin

Sally Rippin – Polly and Buster Australia’s bestselling female author in Clunes 2pm Sunday 15 October – The Warehouse – Clunes – Free From Australia’s best-selling female author, Sally Rippin, comes Polly and Buster – a brand new junior fiction series about the magic of friendship. Who ever heard of a witch and a monster […]

Listen Now… in Conversation with Anna Krien

This month, we hosted an In Conversation with Anna Krien as part of our monthly Booktown on Sunday series of author talks, chaired by Creative Clunes Chair Tim Nolan. Anna is the author of several books and, most recently, an essay for the Quarterly Essay on climate change in Australia. Anna’s research meant this in […]

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 […]

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