Stories that are…

The 8th Annual Booklovers Festival

Listen. He is going to tell you a tale. She is going to speak to you words. They are going to give you stories like small boxes tightly sealed, taped and bound with ribbon. And inside will be things.

Dangerous, funny, taboo, local, scientific, performed, crafted, criminal, oral, historic things. Things great and things small. Things that are for the 8th Annual BOOKLOVERS Festival, Stories that are…

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Join us at any Yarra Plenty Regional Library from Thursday 30 June until Sunday 31 July for a festival of stories, meet authors, participate in writing workshops, explore oral history and so many more… things.

Download the brochure HERE or scroll down for a list of events to be featured at each library branch.

Diamond Valley Library

Stories that are… yours - Writing Yourself and Others as Characters: Writing Workshop

Friday 15 July

12.00noon - 2.00pm

Stories that are… mythical - Subterranean Ink: Myth Magic and Dreams

Thursday 28 July

4.00pm - 5.00pm

Eltham Library

Stories that are… adapted - Booklovers Festival Launch: The Dressmaker and the Storyteller with Rosalie Ham

Thursday 30 June

6.45pm - 8.00pm

Stories that are… dangerous and taboo - Memoir Writing and Other Adventures

Tuesday 5 July

7.00pm - 8.00pm

Stories that are… local and cultural - Laughing Waters Road: Reclaiming traces of culture, mapping marks of time

Tuesday 12 July

7.00pm - 8.00pm

Stories that are… local and celebrated - Literary Nillumbik Collection

Wednesday 20 July

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Stories that are… difficult - Keeping it Unreal: Crafting Characters for a Novel About Overseas Surrogacy

Monday 25 July

7.00pm - 8.00pm

Ivanhoe Library

Stories that are… performed - Little Red Riding Hood Panto

Wednesday 6 July

10.00am - 11.00am

Stories that are… good for you - Looking for a good book?

Wednesday 13 July

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Stories that are… fashionable, stylish and always chic - 200 Years of Australian Fashion

Wednesday 13 July

2.30pm - 3.30pm

Stories that are… oral and intriguing - Secret Stories, Hidden Histories

Thursday 14 July

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Stories that are… outside the mainstream - On The Outside

Thursday 14 July

7.00pm - 8.00pm

Stories that are… scientific - Making Sense of your Senses

Monday 18 July

7.00pm - 8.00pm

Stories that are… translated and performed - Never Lost, Only Found, In Translation

Tuesday 19 July

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Lalor Library

Stories that are… a good yarn - Stafford Ray: Writing Tourist

Monday 11 July

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Stories that are… radically and artfully yours - Inner Workings Visual Story Telling by Van T Rudd

Saturday 16 July

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Stories that are… ours - Our Stories: Communicating Indigenous Stories

Thursday 21 July

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Stories that are… self-made - Hijabi Girl: Writing and publishing stories that want to be told

Tuesday 26 July

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Mill Park Library

Stories that are… artistic, local and yours - Merri Creek: From Whittlesea to Parklands Exhibition: Story Collection

Monday 4 July - Sunday 17 July

Stories that are… digital - Book Lovers Green Screening

Monday 18 July

1.00pm - 2.00pm and 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Stories that are… yours - Beginnings: Writing Workshop

Saturday 23 July

1.00pm - 3.00pm

Stories that are… trivial - Literary Trivia Afternoon

Saturday 30 July

2.30pm - 4.00pm

Stories that are… in ruins - Rajith Savandasa Doesn’t Know

Sunday 31 July

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Rosanna Library

Stories that are… poignantly historical - Lithium and Lost Souls: the History of Bundoora Homestead as a Repatriation Mental Hospital (1920 - 1993)

Tuesday 12 July

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Stories that are… about going under - Going Under

Thursday 21 July

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Stories that are… classic - Discovering Shakespeare afresh over 400 years - along with Paul Scott, the Bronte sisters and other writers

Tuesday 26 July

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Stories that are… journeys - Confessions of a Sort of Crime Writer

Saturday 30 July

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Thomastown Library

Stories that are… inclusive -  Hijab Girls Storytime

Saturday 9 July

11.00am - 12.00noon

Watsonia Library

Stories that are… yours - Road to Somewhere: Writing Workshop

Saturday 16 July

11.00am - 1.00pm

Stories that are… life changing journeys - My Good Money Journey

Wednesday 20 July

7.00pm - 8.00pm

Stories that are… internationally recognised - Writing your Future: How to Follow your Dreams and Influence People

Tuesday 26 July

7.00pm - 8.00pm

Stories that are visionary and legendary - Degas: A New Vision

Thursday 28 July

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Whittlesea Library

Stories that are… yours - Creating Compelling Writing: Writing Workshop with Ruth Clare

Saturday 2 July

11.00am - 1.00pm

Stories that are… locally performed - Whittlesea Word Weavers - Memoir Evening

Tuesday 12 July

6.30pm - 7.30pm