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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 1 May 2021
    Murder, Mystery and Criminally Good Stories! Join Robert Gott, Garry Disher and Karina Kilmore as they reveal their crime writing secrets to Jane Sullivan.
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Saturday 1 May 2021
    Is short always better? Sean O’Beirne, Scot Gardner and Leah Swann share their insights into the unique craft of short story writing with Elizabeth McCarthy from Triple RRR
    Former Free Lending Library
  • Saturday 1 May 2021
    Debut author Madeine Ryan talks to Andrew Fuller about the searingly honest moments of her brilliant new novel.
    Former Free Lending Library
  • Saturday 1 May 2021
    The poetry of Margaret Hickey and prose of Rosalie Ham and JP Pomare resonate deeply within their settings. Join this insightful discussion with Robert Gott.
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Saturday 1 May 2021
    Ramona Koval discusses the journey of her beautifully wrought latest release in conversation with Elizabeth McCarthy.
    Clunes Former Free Lending Library
  • Saturday 1 May 2021
    Adrian Tame and Derryn Hinch reminisce with Leslie Falkiner-Rose about the good, bad, and often hilarious days of gripping gossip, the Truth newspaper, tabloid TV and their resonance in news today.
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Saturday 1 May 2021
    Katherine Kovacic, Sandi Wallace, and Lyn Yeowart talk about why rural and remote communities are ideal scenes of the crime with Maggie Baron. Presented by Sisters In Crime.
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Saturday 1 May 2021
    Gardening expert Stephen Ryan (3CR), Director of Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Tim Entwisle and the Hungry Gardener Fabian Caponolla explore our response to the unique Australian climates and seasons and discuss what to plant and grow.
    Former Free Lending Library
  • Sunday 2 May 2021
    Renowned thinkers and writers Ross Garnaut and Bill Bowtell explore the politics and economics of the COVID-19 pandemic. Who got it right and where to from here?
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Sunday 2 May 2021
    Writer, columnist and social commentator, Monica Dux shares her frank attempt to exorcise her religious upbringing in conversation with Sue Lawson.
    Former Free Lending Library
  • Sunday 2 May 2021
    Best-selling authors, Maya Linnell, Alli Sinclair and Fiona Lowe talk to Ramona Koval about their contemporary tales of love and loss that have struck a chord with readers of all ages.
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Sunday 2 May 2021
    Culture is Life. Renowned Aboriginal photographer Wayne Quilliam discusses his stunning new book in conversation with Sue Lawson.
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Sunday 2 May 2021
    Writer and historian Robyn Annear and author and ‘Modern Mender’ Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald will discuss the fickle nature of fashion and whether what goes around does or should come around again?
    Former Free Lending Library
  • Saturday 15 May 2021
    Current trends in our book industry. With Mark Rubbo, Readings. Chair: Leslie Falkiner-Rose
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Saturday 15 May 2021
    The realities of preparing your work for publishers with Jen Hutchison.
    Former Free Lending Library
  • Saturday 15 May 2021
    How to do your own PR with Jules Brooke.
    Former Free Lending Library
  • Saturday 15 May 2021
    Book Design and Layout with freelance cookbook designer Vaughan Mossop. Chaired by Maryanne Vagg.
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Saturday 15 May 2021
    How Editors and Authors work best together. Those with experience discussing do’s and don’ts, with Lindy Cameron (editor and publisher), Emeritus Professor Richard Freadman and author Jenny Scouller.
    Former Free Lending Library
  • Saturday 15 May 2021
    Alison Goodman and Anne Gracie discuss effective ways to pitch with Jen Hutchison.
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Saturday 15 May 2021
    Print on demand workshop with Debbie Lee from Ingram Spark.
    Former Free Lending Library
  • Saturday 15 May 2021
    Writing Crime with Lindy Cameron
    Former Free Lending Library
  • Saturday 15 May 2021
    The Meteoric Rise of Podcasts and Audiobooks. Where do they fit in the life cycles of books? With Vikki Petraitis, Emily Webb and Bolinda/Borrow Box
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Saturday 15 May 2021
    Writing Romance workshop with Anne Gracie
    Former Free Lending Library
  • Saturday 15 May 2021
    Getting It Out There – Printing, Distribution and Sales with Debbie Lee (Ingram Spark) and Mark Rubbo ( Readings).
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Saturday 15 May 2021
    Writing Fantasy with Alison Goodman
    Former Free Lending Library
  • Saturday 15 May 2021
    Learning from the experiences of those who have tried and taken different paths. Lora Starling, Self-published author of several non-fiction books, Vaughan Mossop, Somekind Press and Jennifer Scouller, bestselling author of Australian rural fiction discuss different publishing and promotion paths, and worked for them and why. Chaired by Leslie Falkiner-Rose.
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Saturday 15 May 2021
    What You Need to Create Audiobooks with Dave Stokes
    Former Free Lending Library
  • Sunday 16 May 2021
    Podcasting with Vikki Petraitis and Emily Webb
    Former Free Lending Library
  • Sunday 16 May 2021
    Writing Memoir with Emeritus Professor Richard Freadman
    Former Free Lending Library
  • Sunday 16 May 2021
    Part 1: Building Your Book Marketing Strategy – Identifying what you are offering, your audiences, ways to reach those audiences. We’ll give you the principles then work through examples. Part two: Implementing Your Book Marketing Strategy tools. Choosing , using and measuring the impact of the most suitable platforms and tools. – choosing what’s best and making sure it’s actually working. Diane Shelton, Carmel Shute and Maryanne Vagg with Leslie Falkiner-Rose
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Sunday 16 May 2021
    Writing for Young Adults with Ellie Marney
    Former Free Lending Library
  • Sunday 16 May 2021
    Writing History workshop
    Former Free Lending Library
  • Sunday 16 May 2021
    Learning from those who have successfully created, formed partnerships and marketed books that have boosted businesses. Join Alva, Rita Erlich and Vaughan Mossop in conversation with Leslie Falkiner-Rose
    Clunes Town Hall
  • Between Saturday 29 May 2021 and Monday 28 February 2022
    Benefits of your annual membership are - funding to support our Literacy in Schools program & Booktown on Sunday - 10% discount on all ticketed events - 10% discount on all books purchased at Booktown on Sunday - invitations to the annual Booktown welcoming event & post Booktown Party - acknowledgement by name in the annual Booktown program
    Clunes Township, Victoria
  • 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
  • Monday 28 February 2022
    Benefits of your lifetime membership are - funding to support our Literacy in Schools program & Booktown on Sunday - 10% discount on all ticketed Booktown events - 10% discount on all books purchased at Booktown on Sunday - invitations to the annual Booktown welcoming event & post Booktown Party - acknowledgement by name in the annual Booktown program
    Clunes Township, Victoria