BookFest 2020

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Goulburn BookFest Saturday, 28 March 2020 from 10:00

This is our third festival, and this year we have added a new name and focused on having high quality, high profile authors and speakers come to Goulburn for the festival.  The Goulburn Mulwaree Library has been able to attract authors such as Markus Zusak, Peter FitzSimons, Jane Caro, Sulari Gentill and Richard Glover.  

Come along and enjoy a number of interesting workshops for writing, illustrating and publishing and a fun mystery magic show for the kids.   Make the most of the day and enjoy all the speakers and other activities the Library team has organised, including our literary dinner at the Astor hotel.  Come along and enjoy a lovely 3 course meal and some wonderful conversation with a number of the presenting authors.  

We are always looking for opportunities to support our local writers and researchers, and at our event this year we are holding a local author showcase where authors will have the opportunity to speak about themselves and their books.

This year we have also been working on a fantastic project for our young writers; the Mighty Playwrights project.  With assistance from the Australian Government, 11 young primary school students have been working with mentors for the last 6 months to develop some amazing short play scripts.  The plays will come to life on stage at our gala Mighty Playwrights performance at the Lieder Theatre on Sunday 29 March.

Entry into the BookFest event is free!

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