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Clunes Booktown presents a series of prolific author talks in this special reader-focused event filled with conversations running over two days. 

 

 

 

Cancelled – This is the first national weekend for book clubs with opportunities for members to meet other clubs, discover tactics and programs around building and boosting their own book-loving community.

Postponed from May 15-16. For emerging and experienced authors; the book is the central character across this weekend with workshops and expert panels on what goes on between the pages from creation, to pre-production and on to publication. 

The 2021 Program

Great conversations at

Skilling Up Weekend

COMING SOON!

15-16 MAY  POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 9-10, 2021

Skilling Up Emerging and Experienced Authors

TICKET COSTS – see below

Dive deep into the creation of a book and discover what goes on between the pages. Listen to expert panels and take in workshops to understand what is needed before, during and after publication today.

SATURDAY 9 OCTOBER

9.00am – 9.45am | CLUNES TOWN HALL, 98 BAILEY STREET – $15

Expert Panel: Current trends in our book industry

 

9.00am – 10.00am | FORMER FREE LENDING LIBRARY, 6 TEMPLETON STREET – $30

Workshop: The realities of preparing your work for publishers

Jen Hutchison

 

10.00am – 11.00am | ATTITUDE, 25 FRASER STREET – $30

How to do your own PR

Jules Brooke

 

10.15am – 11.00am | CLUNES TOWN HALL 98 BAILEY STREET – $15

Expert Panel: Looking Good – Book Design and Layout. What’s in a Cover?

 

10.30am – 11.30am | FORMER FREE LENDING LIBRARY, 6 TEMPLETON STREET – $15

Expert Panel: How Editors and Authors Work Best Together

 

10.00am – 11.00am | THE WAREHOUSE, 36 FRASER STREET – FREE

How Writers can Seek Funding

With Debby Marziarz 

 

11:15am – 4:00pm | THE WAREHOUSE, 36 FRASER STREET – $25

One-on-one (30mins) grant writing consultations

With Debby Marziarz 

11.30am – 12.15pm | CLUNES TOWN HALL, 98 BAILEY STREET – $15

Expert Panel: Effective Pitching to Publishers

 

12:00pm – 1:00pm | FORMER FREE LENDING LIBRARY, 6 TEMPLETON STREET – $30

Workshop: How to Publish Like a Pro

Print on demand workshop with Debbie Lee from Ingram Spark

12.30pm – 2.30pm | ATTITUDE, 25 FRASER STREET – $60

Workshop: Writing Crime

Lindy Cameron

12.45pm – 1.30pm | CLUNES TOWN HALL, 98 BAILEY STREET – $15

Expert Panel: The Meteoric Rise of Podcasts and Audiobooks

The Meteoric Rise of Podcasts and Audiobooks. Where do they fit in the life cycles of books? With Vikki Petraitis, Emily Webb and Bolinda/Borrow Box

1.30pm – 3.30pm | FORMER FREE LENDING LIBRARY 6 TEMPLETON STREET – $60

Workshop: Writing Romance

Anne Gracie

 

2.15pm – 3.15pm | CLUNES TOWN HALL, 98 BAILEY STREET – $15

Expert Panel: 

Getting It Out There – Printing, Distribution and Sales

 

3.00pm – 5.00pm | ATTITUDE, 25 FRASER STREET -– $60

Workshop: Writing Fantasy

Alison Goodman

 

3.30pm – 4.30pm | CLUNES TOWN HALL, 98 BAILEY STREET – $15

Expert Panel: Going It Alone or Going Rogue

Learning from the experiences of those who have tried and taken different publishing and promotion paths

 

4.00pm – 5.00pm | FORMER FREE LENDING LIBRARY, 6 TEMPLETON STREET – $30

What You Need to Create Audiobooks

Join Dave Stokes for an in-depth insigne into Audiobooks.

Audiobooks continue to outstrip sales growth for both paperbacks and eBooks, and have done so for the past few years. Why?

With the concurrent phenomenal growth in podcasting and audio social media (like Clubhouse), you gotta believe that there is a reason for it!

As this engaging workshop will illustrate, we talk and listen to learn and entertain.

Verbal communication goes way back prior the invention of written language and the printing press.

Let’s get that inner voice out of you!

SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER

10.00am – 12.30pm | CLUNES TOWN HALL, 98 BAILEY STREET – $60

Expert Panel: Marketing Morning

  • Part 1: Building Your Book Marketing Strategy
  • Part 2: Implementing Your Book Marketing Tools. Choosing, Using, and Measuring Their Impact

 

10.00am – 12noon | ATTITUDE – $60

Workshop: Writing Memoir

Emeritus Professor Richard Freadman

 

10am – 12.00pm | FORMER FREE LENDING LIBRARY, 6 TEMPLETON STREET – $60

Workshop: Podcasting

With millions downloading their podcasts, Emily Webb from Australian True Crime and Vikki Petraitis from Casefile Presents The Vanishing of Vivienne Cameron are the veritable experts in making podcasts that top the charts around the world. If you are interested in how podcasts are made or want to develop and make your own, come along to their workshop. It will cover: craft, podcast communities, content creation, formatting, scripting, equipment, and podcast platforms. 

 

12.30pm – 2.30pm | FORMER FREE LENDING LIBRARY, 6 TEMPLETON STREET – $60 

Workshop: Writing for Young Adults

Ellie Marney

12.30pm – 2.30pm | ATTITUDE, 25 FRASER STREET – $60

Workshop: Writing History 

Join Professor Keir Reeves, who has written, edited and contributed chapters to numerous books, loves public history and heritage that bring our past alive, as he explains how to approach writing history.

Keir holds a chair in Australian History at Federation University is on the boards of Goldfields Tourism and the Museum of Chinese-Australian History.  

Expert Panel: Books and Partnerships for Your Business
1.00pm – 3.00pm | CLUNES TOWN HALL, 98 BAILEY STREET – $60

Learning from those who have successfully created, formed partnerships and marketed books that have boosted businesses. Join Alva, Rita Erlich and Vaughan Mossop in conversation with Leslie Falkiner-Rose.