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Clunes Booktown Presents Turn The Page

A month of Author Talks, Panel Discussions and Writer Workshops

Current Events

Past Events

  • Saturday 29 May 2021
    What works and what does not with running book clubs. Chaired by Jennifer Hutchison, author and publisher Panelists: Pam Kershaw, book club veteran, and Shay Leighton, founder and director, Tough Guy Book Club Includes results of the first national book club survey.
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Between Saturday 29 May 2021 and Sunday 30 May 2021
    Join us for the first national symposium to explore how book clubs connect us with ideas, books, and each other. On May 29 & 30 we will celebrate the power of book clubs; share stories and experiences; discuss the best ways to run different types of clubs; and look at how clubs interact with authors, libraries, the publishing industry, and local communities. Full program on website. Tickets include morning and afternoon tea and a Saturday evening reception with drinks and nibbles.
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Saturday 29 May 2021
    Learn about how book clubs and authors can connect more for mutual benefit in a discussion led by Toni Jordan novelist, with Vikki Petraitis, true crime author and successful podcaster, and Lindy Cameron, author and independent publisher, Clan Destine Books.
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Saturday 29 May 2021
    Sleuthing while speed dating with others in the audience, wrangled by Heather Horrocks of the Book Clubs Hub Steering Committee
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Saturday 29 May 2021
    One of our aims is to think about how Book Clubs can help bring culturally diverse communities together. In this panel you will hear about working with older Australians, why there was a need to set a book club for south Asian women and how the vision impaired benefit from Book Club membership. Be inspired by our panellist stories, which include:Richard Freadman, Daizy Maan, Sarah Bloedorn, Nathalie Jones Chaired by Maryanne Vagg.
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Saturday 29 May 2021
    Sharing stories found during the sleuthing. Hear about the weird, wonderful and huge range of experiences of book clubbers from around the country
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Sunday 30 May 2021
    Commercially run book clubs and their place in the book ecosystem. Maryanne Vagg, reviewer, programmer and librarian Panelists: Angela Crocombe, manager of Readings Kids, and Bill Collopy, Manager, Council of Adult Education Book Club Operations
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Sunday 30 May 2021
    What libraries and book clubs can do for each other
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Sunday 30 May 2021
    Where to from here? How can we best support and encourage book clubs around Australia? Audience Discussion led by Cora Trevarthen, member of the Book Clubs Hub Committee
    Clunes Town Hall