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We are celebrating International Women’s Day in style with some of our favourite feminist authors!⁣⁣
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As a team of women, led by the incredible Lauris Pandolfini, IWD is very close to our hearts.⁣⁣
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The 2020 theme of #EachForEqual is especially important. We believe in a fairer society for all, and intersectional feminism is at the core what we do in our professional and personal lives.⁣⁣
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If your feminism excludes gender, sexuality, race, disability, class and education from the conversation, IWD is the time to reassess. ⁣⁣
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We encourage everyone reading this to pick up a book by a feminist author this Sunday, and continue working toward a more inclusive and progressive society overall!⁣⁣

Books pictured: Say Hello by Carly Findlay, Not Just Lucky by Jamila Rizvi, Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee and Fight Like a Girl by Clementine Ford

Are we bursting with pride this morning? Why, I do think we are…

A massive congratulations is in order for the many Booked Out authors who are on the 2020 CBCA Book of the Year Notables list. You’re all winners in our eyes!

To read the full list of notables, visit cbca.org.au/notables-2020.

Booked Out authors include…

Well done all.

Booked Out are back up and running!

ICYMI, Booked Out have been without phone and internet for the past 10 days, due to the NBN severing our lines. This has affected us and 50 other businesses in our area.

We are delighted to say we are finally back online, and working hard to get back up to speed.

If you have tried to call Booked Out during the past 10 days and have not heard back from us, please CALL US NOW on 03 9824 0177.

If you have emailed a booking coordinator and not received a reply, we will get back to you ASAP. We thank you for your understanding and patience.

Maxine Beneba Clarke’s VCE Twilight Seminar on Thursday 19 March is now sold out! 

Maxine’s presentation will focus on her book Foreign Soil, which she’s specially tailored to the VCE Literature curriculum. ⁣

If you would like to join our waiting list for this event, please contact us on 03 9824 0177 or bookings@bookedout.com.au. There may a possibility for a second event, depending on waiting list numbers so please be in touch if you are interested.

Tickets to Ceridwen Dovey’s seminar on the 5th of March, and Cate Kennedy’s seminar on the 26th of March are still available – but get in quickly so you don’t miss out!

Book tickets for Ceridwen Dovey’s seminar on Only the Animals here.

Book tickets for Cate Kennedy’s seminar on Like a House on Fire here.

We are sorry to report that Booked Out has been seriously affected by NBN technicians, who have cut through our internet and phone lines.

Without internet or phones, we are soldiering on while our technicians are hard at work to get us back online.⁣

We apologise for delays, but unfortunately we will be slow to reply to emails and calls at the present moment.⁣

If you have an urgent message, please email your relevant booking coordinator, or email bookings@bookedout.com.au.

We thank you for your understanding at this tricky time.

Booked Out are proud to present a new professional development event for teachers and school librarians.⁣

Join experienced teachers turned YA authors MARK SMITH, ARCHIE FUSILLO and GABRIELLE WILLIAMS for three unique workshops designed to empower teachers to engage students in reading and writing.⁣

This is a certified event which constitutes 2 hours of professional development for English and literacy teachers.⁣

Learn to love literacy with Booked Out on Thursday 12 March at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. ⁣

Contact Booked Out to book your ticket: bookings@bookedout.com.au // 9824 0177.

Huge congratulations to the 2020-2021 Australian Children’s Laureate, Ursula Dubosarsky! ⁣

Ursula has authored over 60 books, and her theme for the two year term will be Read For Your Life.

In her address, Ursula prioitises getting children to their local library and to visit regularly. “Libraries are much more than research and information centres, they are palaces of fiction… there’s great symbolic value in a school having a dedicated space for reading – it tells children that it’s important.” ⁣

To read more: https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2020/02/11/145577/dubosarsky-announced-as-australian-childrens-laureate-for-2020-21/⁣

Congratulations again Ursula!

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