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Clunes Booktown Festival

03 5345 3947

6 - 7 May 2017

The most amazing whole town bookshop in the world returns with a full weekend of activities for all ages.

The annual Clunes Booktown Festival is back on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May, with 18,000 people expected to join the weekend of book browsing, author talks and an immersive new program for school students.

Workshops for students by students and the creation of a Magazine in a Weekend will keep teenagers engaged, while all can enjoy talks by authors Hannah Kent (Burial Rites), Kate Grenville (The Lieutenant) and A.S. Patric (Black Rock, White City) and more. The regular crowd pleasers of live music, street entertainment and the kids festival area are back.

There are several themes that flow throughout this year’s Festival. The first is women’s stories: what grows, changes, heals and is empowered when they're told? The second is the idea of belonging in Australia: what does it mean to belong in Australia today? Third is the sense of connection to land and place: from indigenous knowledge to permaculture, how connected are we?

Clunes Booktown Festival is all about celebrating books and the great conversations and big ideas that come from them.

Content: Back to Booktown

Price & booking


Type Entry cost
Weekend Festival Pass: Adults $10 Author Talks: Adults $10 12 years old and under free
Weekend Festival Pass: high school students $5 Author Talks: high school students $5
12 years old and under free

More info

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  • Bar
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Kiosk
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Public telephone
  • Public toilet
  • Restaurant - licensed
  • Shop

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