Booktown is happening from May 1 live and online. From Saturday May 1 & 2 and then next two weekends in May in Clunes.
This well-loved and respected month long event is happening in a Covid limited way, after last year’s Covid forced cancellation. It is an admiral effort and compliment to re-engage speakers and discussion leaders of renown, back to the small regional village of Clunes, and as well participants and astounding audience numbers of high and enticing calibre. The Clunes event is the only regional village in Australia as member for this international organisation.
Creative Clunes inc; Clunes Booktown has managed to re-book some renowned and new authors, and committed discussion leaders who were booked for the cancelled 2020 event Presenters such as Tim Flannery, recently awarded yet again, for his environmental work announced this week. Another in discussion is “ Stealing the Scene” Landscape as Character.
For the Love of Books is a discussion about the value of Book Clubs. To be held in October
Another stimulating discussion group, the Recovery, is led by well respected and forthright Ross Garnaut in conversation with Bill Bowtells, a foremost health strategist for Australia and internationally and promises to be informative and stimulating.
See here for the full program and also biographical details of authors and presenters.
Sadly the closed street will not be the site for numerous book vendors, as in previous Festivals, but they will be available online.
The limitations of Covid safety have also reduced numbers for the two venues, the Town Hall and former Free Lending Library, and so bookings are strongly advised to be made early. These are through trybooking.com. All events are ticketed.