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Award of Merit
Clunes - Back to Booktown was awarded the Australian Civic Trust '2010 Award of Merit'
Clunes, proudly a member of the International Organisation of Booktowns
Clunes Booktown Festival, 2013
4 and 5 May 2013
9am - 5 pm
Indulge in a weekend of book browsing amid the historic streetscape of Clunes.
Thousands of rare second-hand new, small press publications and collectable books on sale.
Visiting writers include Kate Grenville, Gary Crew, Anne Summers, Peter FitzSimons.
Childrens Booktown guest include Hazel Edwards.
Festival Entry $5
Festival Director, Stephen Samuel
Assistant Director, Peter Billings
Festival enquiries: email@example.com
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Clunes Sunday Selection - April, 2013
Bill 'Swampy' Marsh & Maurilia Meehan
Lunch in Clunes, browse in the bookshops and meet the author. - a perfect Sunday afternoon.
Union Bank Arts Centre, 22 Fraser St, Clunes
Free, Books on sale at the venue
7 April, 3pm
Bill 'Swampy' Marsh, introduced by Peter Hanrahan
Tall Tales and True From Boyhood and Beyond
‘Swampy’ has written many books of yarns and light short stories and is well know for his Great Australian Stories - The Drover’s Stories, The Flying Doctor Stories, Railway and Shearing stories.
In Tall Tales he traces his own boyhood in a tiny country town, his time in boarding school and finally he searches for traces of his father, a bank manager in small rural towns.
‘Swampy’s’ stories will touch your heart and also make you laugh out-loud.
21 April, 3pm
Maurilia Meehan, launched by Carmel Bird
Madame Bovary’s Haberdashery
What the critics say about Maurilla's new novel....
'Where else but in Maurilia Meehan's irreverent literary noir novel could Jane Marple and Emma Bovary co-exist with such panache?' CARMEL BIRD
'An assured literary work with the rare ability to laugh at itself.' GABRIELLE CAREY
Clunes International Booktown - Projects
Clunes is working with 5 other European booktowns on a project, A Shared Story
Paju Book City, South Korea
A delegation from Clunes International Booktown, Graeme Johnstone, Tim Hayes and Tess Brady presented at the World Booktown Symposium on 16 September in
A report of the trip can be found here
Assistance was been kindly given by Paju Bookcity, Wine Australia Japan Office, Tourism Australia Korea Office, Rosemount Wines, Australia, Treasury Wine Estates, South Korea, Melbounre UNESCO City of Literature, Australian-Korean Foundation, Korean Office, Daylesford Macedon Ranges Tourism Board. Hepburn Shire, Daylesford Macedon Ranges Produce.
The village of Clunes is famous for its bookshops. From the collectables to the bargains, from the small shops to the large shops stocking thousands of titles.