Marketing and Communications Manager of the Australian Society of Authors, Emily Banyard, will will discuss the role of the ASA and what the organisation does for authors. She will expand on the editor-author relationship and what ASA authors have found works well and where the major pitfalls often are. She will also talk about the process of how authors find and work with editors and what editors can do to connect with more authors and freelance opportunities. This is a chance to hear feedback from the peak organisation for writers in Australia and to learn about their advice on professional practice.
Presenter: Emily Banyard (Australian Society of Authors) started her career as a bookseller before spending a decade in trade publishing and magazines in the UK. For many years she worked at arts consultancy FMcM Associates where her clients included authors and illustrators, publishing houses, literature festivals, books fairs, prizes, charities and arts organisations. Emily has also lectured on trade publishing at UCL (University College London) and has freelanced as a journalist. She returned to Australia in 2017 and currently works at the ASA.
6.30 pm for 7.00 pm start
Venue: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney (between Park and Bathurst streets, near the Town Hall train station.)
This venue is wheelchair accessible and has an ambulant bathroom.
Cost: $20 for members, $25 for non-members , $10 concession available to those holding a current Centrelink or DVA concession card.