19 October 2004

Frank Moorhouse at UTAS, Sat 13 November 2004, on the benefits of a professional organisation for writers

"inspiring -- and rare -- appearance [in Tasmania] by a highly successful author ..."

Featuring guest speakers Frank Moorhouse and Susan Hayes - with a panel discussion by key publishers
Saturday, 13 November 2004
University of Tasmania Staff Club, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay, Tasmania
COST: $20 (members), $25 (non-members) (includes morning tea)

This key literary event will see renowned Australian author Frank Moorhouse discuss what it means to be a writer in Australia today. Frank will outline how the image of the author is changing and the impact for individuals and the industry, while looking at how writers belonging to a professional organisation can benefit from the information, professional development and advocacy services offered. DETAILS ...
This inspiring - and rare - appearance by a highly successful author will be followed by a panel discussion featuring representatives from key publishers. With tips for writers seeking publication, this session will explore opportunities for writers and outline what is required to achieve success across a range of genres.

Susan Hayes, Chair of the ASA and Executive Director of the Australian National Playwrights’ Centre, will conclude the event with a presentation on the role and nature of the Australian Society of Authors and how members can benefit from the services it offers.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of all speakers throughout the day. This is a rare opportunity to hear first-hand from industry experts on how to make the most of your writing - and your ASA membership.

Places are limited for this event which is extremely good value, so please book early by calling the ASA on (02) 9318 0877. Payment may be made by credit card or details faxed to (02) 9318 0530. Cheques can be sent to PO Box 1566, Strawberry Hills NSW 2016. All payments need to be received by November 8 and tickets will be available for collection at the door on the day. Please note that payment will not be available at the event.

FRANK MOORHOUSE, a novelist and journalist, has been writing full-time since the 1970s. Launching his career as a cadet journalist on the Daily Telegraph in Sydney, Frank has since written a number of fiction and non-fiction books for which he has received several literary prizes. Frank was awarded the Australian Literature Society's Gold Medal in 1989 and his novel Forty-Seventeen was named Book of the Year by The Age. Grand Days, the first of the two Palace of Nations novels, received the SA Premier's Award for Fiction. Dark Palace, the companion volume, won the 2001 Miles Franklin Literary Award.

SUSAN HAYES was State Literature Officer for Western Australia for nine years and is now Director of the Australian National Playwrights’ Centre in Rozelle, NSW. She has edited anthologies of Australian short fiction and critical essays for University of Western Australia Press and served on programming panels for a number of writers' events across the country. Susan has been a member of the ASA Committee for four years and the ASA's Chair in 2003/4. She has an MPhil in Australian Studies from The University of Western Australia and is a Churchill Fellow.

kind regards
Megan Sheerin
Communications Officer
The Australian Society of Authors
PO Box 1566
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
tel: 02 9318 0877
Fax: 02 9318 0530
mob: 0414 618 067

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