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Clunes Booktown Festival 2016 program announced

The program for the 2016 Clunes Booktown Festival, to be held from 30 April to 1 May in Clunes, Victoria, has been announced.

This year the festival celebrates its 10th anniversary under new artistic director Ailsa Brackley du Bois and CEO Richard Mackay-Scollay.

Anna Bligh and Stan Grant will headline the festival, joining over 50 authors, nine entertainment acts and nine educational acts on the program. Over 70 book traders will also participate in this year’s event.

The program includes sessions on ‘fiction and literature’, with Cate Kennedy, Rod Jones and Arnold Zable, among others; ‘history and politics’; and ‘collecting, travel photography and mental health’. Industry sessions include a panel on booksellers as authors, with Neal Drinnan, Gregory Day and Miles Allinson; and the independent publishing scene, with Sam Cooney, Miles Allinson, Aaron Mannion and Linda Mannheim.

View the full program here.



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