Clunes Booktown Festival

Returning March 25 – 26, 2023
Our date is changing. We are now the fourth weekend in March.
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We will shortly announce a community meeting to discuss our exciting plans for 2023.


We respectfully acknowledge the Dja Dja Wurrung people, traditional custodians of the land on which we celebrate our love of stories through books.

 Creative Clunes pays respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of lands and waters across the Kulin nation and Australia and we recognise that Indigenous sovereignty has never been ceded.

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Creative Clunes and the Booktown Festival are saddened to see that Blaise van Hecke author and principal at Busybird Publishing passed away in March 2022. She was a powerhouse in the industry, an author of short stories, novels and memoirs and tireless in helping other writers to realise their publishing dreams through Busybird. Blaise was to appear on a panel at the 2022 Booktown Festival and we will miss her vibrant and encouraging presence. Our deepest condolences go to her family and friends.

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Creative Clunes Inc, the producers of the Clunes Booktown Festival, Booktown on Sunday, Book Clubs Hub  and the Clunes Ceramic Award, is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.


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