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2018 Clunes Booktown Festival


Along with author talks and panel discussions, festival-goers can discover the largest collection of rare, out-of-print and collectable books in Australia, go inside heritage buildings, listen to live music, watch street performers, take a creative writing workshop and immerse themselves in the State Library of Victoria’s exhibition curated specifically for the Festival.

The Clunes Booktown Festival is all about celebrating books and the great conversations and big ideas that come from them. The Festival is turning the stereotype of rural towns on its head: from slow, dusty and dry to a hub of ideas and the arts. Join the conversation during the first weekend of May in Clunes.

Entry to the Festival

- $10 for adults
- $5 for secondary school students (aged 12 to 18)
- FREE for children under 12 years
- FREE for 3370 residents and ratepayers.

This gives access to:

- A number of selected author talks
- All booksellers, food stalls, live music, entertainment and experiences, including buskers, cartoon portraits and circus workshops and the Kids Festival area
- The Wesley College Bluestone church, which will host the State Library of Victoria’s exhibition curated specifically for the Festival. Plus a collection of the best rare, antiquarian and art booksellers in Victoria.
- Many of Clunes’ heritage buildings, not generally open to public access
- And supports our events program across the whole year, such as our FREE Booktown on Sunday author talks run on the third Sunday of each month, at 2pm at The Warehouse, Clunes.

The Empty Chair will be acknowledged in two events.

For more info: www.clunesbooktown.com.au

To book tickets visit TryBooking