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Attention VCE teachers and students! Booked Out is excited to announce the return of the VCE Twilight Seminars for 2020.⁣

On 26th March, we welcome the masterful Cate Kennedy back to the stage to speak about her book LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE. ⁣

This is a fabulous opportunity for VCE English students to hear Cate’s presentation, which she’s specially tailored to the VCE English curriculum. ⁣

Don’t take our word for it – Cate’s previous Twilight Seminar booked out in a flash. ⁣

Don’t miss out! Book now: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=597511

Attention VCE teachers and students! Booked Out is excited to announce the return of the VCE Twilight Seminars for 2020.⁣

On 19th March, we welcome the eminent Maxine Beneba Clarke back to the stage for the third year running to speak about her book FOREIGN SOIL. ⁣

This is a fabulous opportunity for VCE Literature students to hear Maxine’s wonderful presentation, which she’s specially tailored to the VCE Literature curriculum. ⁣

You don’t have to take our word for it – Maxine’s previous Twilight Seminars have booked out in a flash. ⁣

Don’t miss out! Book now: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=597500

Attention VCE teachers and students! Booked Out is excited to announce the return of the VCE Twilight Seminars for 2020.⁣

On 5th March, we welcome the illustrious Ceridwen Dovey to speak about her book of short stories ONLY THE ANIMALS. ⁣

This is a rare opportunity for VCE Literature students to hear Ceridwen’s wonderful presentation, specially tailored to the VCE Literature curriculum. ⁣

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity – the Sydney-based Ceridwen is in Melbourne for one night only! ⁣

Book now: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=597494

Get set… Get Ready…

And we’re off! To all the students and teachers starting school this week, or simply returning for the new year, we wish you a fantastic year full of success and fun! 📚✏🍎

We were devastated to learn yesterday that Steph Bowe has passed away. ⁣

Steph was a wonderful author and speaker (Night Swimming, Girl Saves Boy, All This Could End) who inspired hundreds of students and young adult readers over the years. This is a terrible loss to the YA community, and our thoughts are with Steph’s loved ones during this difficult time.

New speaker alert: the legendary Jared Thomas! ⁣

A Nukunu person of the Southern Flinders Ranges, Jared works as a museum curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Cultural Material.⁣

With multiple YA and childrens’ titles under his belt (Calypso Summer, Songs That Sound Like Blood, Game Day series with Patty Mills), Jared’s books often center on the stories, histories and aspirations of Aboriginal people and communities.⁣

Themes of gender, sexuality, the environment and marginalisation are also explored in Jared’s work, under the wider topics of belonging and culture.⁣

Get on the phone to your friends and teachers in Adelaide – Jared is now available for Book Week and beyond!

Over the break, we’ve been keeping a close eye on the amazing #authorsforfireys campaign, launched by Nova Weetman and Emily Gale which has since raised hundreds of thousands for fire relief. ⁣

As #authorsforfireys is now over, we want to draw attention to the CBCA and GIVIT fundraiser to Buy a Book for children and adults affected by the bushfire crisis.⁣

100% of the money donated to #booksforbushfires will go to buying books from local independent booksellers, to be distributed among schools, libraries, evacuation centres and others supporting those in need.⁣

To donate, you can do so via: https://cbca.org.au/news/buy-a-book-for-a-child-or-young-adult

Hi all! Booked Out are back for 2020!

We do hope that everyone has had a safe and happy holiday break. We’ve certainly had a busy summer holiday, filled with lots of reading, reading, reading and well… more reading!

This year looks set to be one of our biggest and busiest yet. To get in early to make a booking, please contact us via phone (03 9824 0177) or email (bookings@bookedout.com.au).

As always, we wish everyone a fantastic start to 2020, and a wonderful year ahead. We look forward to hearing from you!

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring tingle tingling too…!

The Christmas season is finally upon us, and we are excitedly starting to wrap up for the annual holiday break.

Booked Out will close on the 19th of December and reopen on the 13th of January 2020.

For those with bookings on the go, we will be delighted to assist you until Thursday this week, and be back on deck in mid-January in the new year. To catch booking coordinators, you can call Booked Out on 03 9824 0177 to get your final questions in!

Booked Out wish you a very relaxing and safe holiday break, full of good food, good company, and good thoughts of all the authors and illustrators visiting you in the year ahead!

Christmas gremlins have started celebrating Christmas early!

Wrecking havoc in our systems, unfortunately we are currently experiencing some technical issues with our internet today. While we are working hard to bring all of our systems back online, at this stage we are sadly delayed in accessing our emails and database.

If you have an urgent query, we are very happy to speak to you over the phone. Please call (03) 9824 0177 and ask for your booking coordinator and we will be available to give you an update on your booking or enquiry. Thank you for your understanding.