April 2018

About the Book Merimbula has rebranded to About the Book Bega Valley

April 2018

Sydney Writers Festival Live and Local. Friday 4th, Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th May

Join us as we celebrate books, challenge ideas, and interrogate power. Streamed live by Sydney Writers’ Festival and delivered locally at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre.

Live & Local offers regional and national audiences access to new ideas from great minds, with the opportunity to interact with Q&A sessions at each event by sending questions online direct to the Sydney stage.


  • Friday 4th May: 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday 5th May 10:00am – 5:30p
  • Sunday 6th May 10:00am – 5:30pm.

The Live & Local program can be downloaded here.

Speaker bios can be downloaded here.

This is a FREE community event. Donations will be accepted for the Mayoral Appeal Fund in response to the Tathra & Reedy Swamp Fire Emergency.

Please register your attendance at:

Supported by Bega Valley Shire Council, About The Book Bega Valley, Candelo Books, University of Wollongong Bega and South East Arts.

March 2018

Stay tuned for an exciting announcement about a partnership between About the Book, the Bega Civic Centre and the Sydney Writers’ Festival, 4th – 6th May, 2018.

March 2017

About the Book Merimbula would like to thank everyone who attended our inaugural event on Saturday 11th March, 2017. Thank you also to our volunteers who helped in myriad ways on and before the day. To all our presenters, demonstrators and performers: thank you for all of your time and effort and for your enthusiastic support for the concept of About the Book.

If you would like to leave any comments or feedback, please use the form on our Contact page.

We look forward to seeing you again, next year.