2013 Yungaburra Book Fair

The annual Yungaburra Book Fair will be held at the  on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2013, coinciding with the legendary Yungaburra Markets.  The Book Fair will run from 9am to 4pm Saturday and 9am to 1pm Sunday, free entry.  Authors and booksellers will operate stalls selling a wide range of new and preloved books. There will be a Barista on hand for fresh coffee, live music & fresh food available prepared by local chef.

Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/YungaburraBookFair

Several talented local authors will be present over the weekend and are willing to discuss their own books and the writing and publishing process for budding authors.  The Fair’s 2013 theme is “Heroes in the Hall” and fundraising is being undertaken to support one of our community heroes – the Assistance Dogs. Two auctions - a Book Auction and a Silent Postcard Auction - are being staged to raise much needed funds for Assistance Dogs (ASDOGS).

ASDOGS is a registered charity that was established in 1997 with the sole purpose of procuring and training Assistance Dogs for people with physical disabilities. ASDOGS’ vision is for people with physical disabilities to function with optimal independence in their own homes, their workplaces and in the wider community. The average program cost for each Assistance Dog is $30,000. With no government funding, ASDOGS rely solely on charitable financial support and volunteer time to progress each dog through its two year puppy raising, advanced training and recipient training programs. All recipients receive their dog free of charge.  ASDOGS representatives & their dogs will be on site to meet and greet visitors

The Books & Collectables  bidding will commence at 10am on Sunday 29th by auctioneers Richie Cahill & Brendan Williams. A huge listing of autographed novels  on offer by sporting, music, literary, culinary, childrens, indigenous and political writers: Lee Child (Jack Reacher novels played by Tom Cruise), Scott Turow, Rachael Treasure, Kim Wilkins, Kate Morton, Monty Roberts (Horse Whisperer), Maggie Beer, Di Morrissey, Richard Butler, Rob Mundle, Preston & Child, Adriano Zumbo, Kate Grenville, Layne Beachley, Mem Fox, John Connolly, Bindi Irwin, Maeve O'Meara, Julie Goodwin, Carrie Tiffany, & Shane Jacobson (Kenny & Red Dog movies), plus lots more (see Face Book listing)

An authentic autographed basketball by Andrew Gaze will also be auctioned off in the Community Hall.  Bidding on the ‘Silent’  Auction will commence at the opening of the Fair and conclude at 1pm on Sunday. Items include postcard sized artwork donated by generous local Tableland artists; autographed postcards, photographs, posters & CDs donated by musicians, sports personalities & comedians such as Tim Minchin, Gotye, Troy Bayliss, Josh Thomas, Johnny Ruffo, Mark Skaife, Kate Miller-Heidke, Birds of Tokyo, Archie Roach, Kasey Chambers, Missy Higgins, John Butler Trio, Marina Prior, Diesel, John Paul Young, The Audreys, Sneaky Sound System, Evermore, Tommy Emmanuel with many more (see Face Book listing)

 If you wish to bid on any items in the Silent auction but cannot attend over the weekend - bids can be submitted via email until 4pm  Friday 27th September via email:  sed71863@bigpond.net.au  For further details/enquiries/table bookings please contact:
Booksellers/ Authors Table Bookings  -  Karen Winlaw 0428575482 reddundi@gmail.com
Collectables & Book Auctions - Suzette Edge 40952390   sed71863@bigpond.net.au

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