The Book is not Dead

August 19, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 pm

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Michael Webster, distinguished publisher, explains why written books remain a vital part of our culture as sales continue to boom.


Michael Webster



Michael Webster is a towering figure in Australian book publishing. He has over 45 years’ experience in publishing and academia, including board membership of the Australian Publishers Association, the Australian Booksellers Association, Copyright Agency, and the Literature Board of the Australia Council. An Adjunct Professor at RMIT University, he introduced Bookscan, the book sales tracking service, to the Australian industry, recently retired as Chair of the Melbourne Writers Festival and now chairs the Small Press Network (SPN), the membership organisation for small and independent publishers. In 2008 he was awarded the George Robertson Award for services to the Australian publishing industry.


Price: $10

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are only releasing 50% of tickets now.

If those restrictions are lifted, we will release the remaining tickets 2 weeks before the festival.

So please don’t wait! If you want to attend, please book early. Thank you!



Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs
76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia


Words in Winter is an annual literary and arts festival held in August each year in the Hepburn Shire and surrounding districts.