June 21

Children’s bookselling in conversation

International guest Tamara MacFarlane multi-award-winning owner of Tales on Moon Lane Children's Bookshop and Moon Lane Education, Co-Founder at Moon Lane Ink CIC and children’s author in conversation with Leanne Hall, award-winning YA author and childrens’ bookseller.

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Industry forum: A view from abroad and home on the future of bookselling

As booksellers around the world emerge from various lockdown scenarios, we bring you the international perspective on what the future might hold and ask what we can learn from each other’s experience.

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Celebrating 100 years of Books + Publishing

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Author spotlight – Hannah Kent

Pan Macmillan’s bestselling and award-winning novelist Hannah Kent will speak exclusively and for the first time about her new novel, the themes and inspiration behind it, and her writing and research process.

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Bookseller panel – surviving and thriving in a pandemic

A wide-ranging discussion about how bookshops of all shapes and sizes continue to adapt and stay relevant and sustainable in an ever-changing retail environment.

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Australian Reading Hour

The Australian Reading Hour is a unique cross-industry campaign to promote the benefits of reading. Brands, Marketing & Partnerships Manager Anyez Lindrop will talk about the 2021 campaign.

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Author Panel - Unique perspectives

A very special Allen & Unwin panel session featuring Emily Bitto, Wild Abandon, (October), Christos Tsiolkas, Seven and a Half, (November) and Michelle de Kretser, Scary Monsters, (October).

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Digital marketing – how to create a digital strategy

Digital strategist and new ABA management committee member Andrew Ritchie to run a lively and practical interactive digital strategy marketing session.

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Closing keynote – Jock Zonfrillo

Celebrity chef, television presenter, philanthropist and now author Jock Zonfrillo will share his incredibly gritty and honest story of triumph over adversity.

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