Our project focuses on the key message “from the Community…to the Community”. The more books we sell every year the more money we raise for worthwhile community projects. Last year after minimal costs we were able to distribute all of our revenues between the Wangaratta & District Specialist School (volunteers), the Country Women’s Association Wangaratta, University of the Third Age, Wangaratta Library and academic prizes for secondary school students across Wangaratta.
We now have a five-year business plan and additional outcomes include the sponsoring of the new Wang Lit Fest which will encourage and support satellite events across the arts, schools and community groups as well as writers and book lovers of all ages. Again this year all proceeds from book sales will be distributed across community groups and organisations.
Book it in – Wang Lit Fest, featuring the Rotary Club of Wangaratta Book Fair, is set down for Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June 2020, but organisers need the community’s help.
The event will continue to encompass a competition for young writers, kids’ activities, author panels, CWA ‘Retro Café, and of course the pre-loved book fair.
As locals clear out their shelves festival organisers are keen for them to donate any unwanted books so they can be re-sold at the fair, with proceeds going to local causes.
The drop-off point for books is at Fletchers Supplies, 105 Tone Road, Wangaratta, between Bunnings and the Ambulance Station.