Events Report and Upcoming Dinner Meetings

Sally McInnes, incoming events officer

I am pleased to be joining the Editors Victoria executive committee as events officer. A big thank you goes to Kate Cuthbert, events officer of the last two years, and outgoing subcommittee members Sophie Dougall and Natasha Saltmarsh for all their work in organising the events program. I am looking forward to working with the current events subcommittee members, Zoi Juvris, Jessica Hoadley, Annie Collins and Danielle Vecchio. I encourage any members with ideas for future meetings to contact the events team. Input from members is always useful in helping to plan a program that can best reflect members’ interests.

The recent AGM and and trivia night on 17 August had an attendance of 30, including members and non-members. The remaining events for 2017 to be held in Melbourne are the October dinner meeting and the Christmas event. The October meeting is a joint RMIT and Editors Victoria event organised by RMIT students. The students have put together a wonderful line-up of panellists who will discuss current and future trends in Australian book publishing.

Upcoming Dinner Meetings

After last year's very successful student-run event, we are excited to announce that our October meeting will be a joint event between Editors Victoria and RMIT. Open to all students and members, with a special student price.

Reading the future: Navigating the Australian publishing landscape
Wednesday 18 October
6pm (for 6.30pm); dinner to be served at 6:45pm
Students $15, members (and affiliate members) $25, non-members $30
CQ Functions, 113 Queen St (cnr Lt Collins St), Melbourne
Register at the MEMNET portal
Bookings close Friday 13 October

Good news for the book industry! Australians like to read. But who’s reading what? Do awards sell titles? And are we buying enough books to keep Australian authors writing and Australian companies publishing them?

Join us for an enlightening evening as we examine Macquarie University’s special report into Australian readers and discuss the responses of publishers and booksellers to the changing publishing environment.

Our panellists are:

Mark Rubbo, Managing Director, Readings
Barry Scott, Publisher, Transit Lounge
Jackie Tang, Editor, Books+Publishing

And our moderator is Angela Meyer, Commissioning Editor, Bonnier Publishing.

Save the Date
30 November: Christmas Party

Sally McInnes
Events Officer