CELEBRATION OF BOOKS MALENY is a boutique community event designed to embrace and inspire all who love books. Our coordinating team include booksellers, librarians, authors, artists, editors, arts administrators and teachers, brought together by a shared passion for the written word. Set in the gorgeous Sunshine Coast hinterland, the scenic book town of Maleny plays host each year to a weekend dedicated to celebrating all things books, reading and writing
Friday: Poetry writing workshop, a display of illustrations and childrens books (on display at Maleny Library until 28 July), Dream Bird Book Launch Pyjama Party, Bri Lee (author of Eggshell Skull) with Kate Evans,
Saturday: Bumper Book Sale (9am to 11.30am), Sunshine Storytime Party, Poetry on the Precinct (Angela Gardner, Brett Dionysius, MTC Cronin, Robyn Nugent and Vivienne Mohan perform their work in the beautiful Maleny Community Precinct. Meet ABC Radio National’s Kate Evans the MC for this popular event), Book folding Workshop, Creative Writing Workshop: Fairies, Unicorns & Dragons for children, Magic Mountain Illustration workshop for Children, Maleny Big Bookclub (multi-award winning The Traumer Cleaner by Australian/American author Sarah Krasnostein in conversation, facilitated by Dr Clare Archer-Lean, USC and organisational psychologist Sue Collaro), MFS Film screen - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society.
Sunday: Sunday Morning Talking Writing 10.30am to 11.45am, Maleny Community Centre
Festival guest ABC Radio’s Kate Evans loves nothing better than chatting with people about books. Join her in conversation with three leading Australian authors. Multi-award winning writer Trent Dalton will talk with his debut literary fiction novel, Boy Swallows Universe. He will be joined by Stellar Prize shortlisted author Mirandi Riwoe discussing her award-winning novella The Fish Girl and Sally Piper will talk about her second novel The Geography of Friendship.
Visit https://celebrationofbooksmaleny.com/ for full details on all events, times and locations.
Celebration of Books Maleny
13 to 15 July
various venues in Maleny
various venues, Maleny
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