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Clunes Booktown Festival

Clunes Booktown Festival

Event Date: 25 March 2023 to 26 March 2023

Running from dawn to dusk in the historic township of Clunes in Regional Victoria. A two day festival full of author and artist talks, workshops and live entertainment for the whole family. Discover the outdoor book bazaar with over a hundred stall holders and immerse yourself in Clunes from cover to cover. It’s worth the visit.

Featuring this and much more:
Environment from the First Nations Perspective
Blackfella activists, authors and scholars Tony Birch and Jacqui Katona will reflect on how caring for country has always been a foundation of Indigenous culture and that the eons of accumulated knowledge of Blackfellas is an essential ingredient to successfully confronting the current crisis.

Crime: Thrillers v. Literary
Founded on hardboiled detectives and genteel private eyes, we’re mired in fictional crime more than ever. It’s attractive, it’s addictive, it’s awarded. Not only in dedicated crime awards but also in prestigious literary awards. Think the Miles Franklin. So, is literary crime flipping the tropes or merely a beat-up? Janice Simpson, Josh Pomare, Candice Fox, Tania Chandler, Jacqui Bublitz, Aoife Clifford will thrash it out.

The Edge of the Known World
What is the impulse to fictionalise? How does fiction respond to times of extreme change? How do we proceed when we do not know what we are doing? Sophie Cunningham (This Devastating Fever) Emily Bitto (Wild Abandon) and Miles Allinson (In Moonland ) will discuss all this and more.

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