Festival warm-up week
Here comes Festival week: warmup with these free lead-in events
Monday 6 August: listen in on ABC Central Victoria at 7.10am for Fiona Parker talking to the Books on the Rail Book Ninja duo, Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus. We'll be with Ali and Michelle at Bendigo Railway Station to send off the 10.30am train with a load of Books on the Rail books for travellers to enjoy.
Tuesday: get your footy fix at Dymocks Bendigo store in central Bendigo when Bob Murphy is signing his new memoir, 5pm
Wednesday: for our Shepparton friends, there's a pre-festival event especially for you, with Lemn Sissay, at the Shepparton campus of La Trobe University, Bendigo, 6pm
Thursday: Boort!! Ann Cleeves will be with you at 2pm to celebrate the opening of the renovated Library, an event organised by our friends at :Goldfields Library, info here
And Thursday evening, join ABC Melbourne and ABC Central Victoria with David Astle and Lindy Burns The Capital for a live broadcast from 7pm-9pm, as they kick off the weekend with international guests including Bente Kahan, Carey Gillam and Sarah Sentilles: book here