AGM: Events Report

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The events subcommittee had a busy 12 months. We held five dinner meetings and one special supplementary event. We also partnered with the Melbourne Writers Festival to sponsor a masterclass, as part of a greater initiative to become more active in the City of Literature.

Our meetings were as follows:

October 2015: IPEd information

December 2015: Christmas/45th Anniversary

February 2016: Working with Illustrators – with Judith Rossell

April 2016: The Business of Being an Editor – with Lena Smarrelli

June 2016: New Media – with Erik Jensen, Brigid Delaney, Izzy Roberts-Orr, Veronica Sullivan

August 2016: Supplemental Student Event, The Working Editor's Toolkit – with Tim Fisher, Kate Goldsworthy, John Ryan

Our events averaged 58 attendees; the student event attracted the most people (118), including a large contingent of students from across Melbourne’s universities. The best-attended dinner meeting was the New Media event.

Our Christmas party saw a change in format as we celebrated Editors Victoria's 45th anniversary with a cocktail event, which included a performance from Emilie Zoey Baker and a signature cocktail.

Kate Cuthbert represented events on the executive committee, and Sophie Dougall and Carole Lander rounded out the events subcommittee.

Kate Cuthbert
Events Officer