Compiling a family history: How to manage the project and still be friends

Susan Scott is an Accredited Editor, poet, farmer, and terrific jam maker.

From the Proteus to Prosperity was published in May 2018, but as with many family histories, its path was not smooth. It was part-complete when Susan took the project over and managed it through to publication.

Susan will share with us some of the challenges she encountered while compiling this work.

A light supper will be provided.

When: 31 October 2018, 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Where: Rosny library, 48 Bligh St, Rosny Park

Cost: member $10*; distance member $8; non-member $15

*includes members of the Tasmanian Writers Centre

Please book and pay through IPEd no later than 29 October

Branch general meeting

When: Wednesday 29 August

Our guest speaker was Rowena Austin who is an IPEd Accredited Editor specialising in editing, writing and production management for major corporate and government reports. Rowena shared some of her experiences in editing the work of recent Royal Commissions.

Writing with and about Aboriginal people: a conversation

On Monday 18 June, an audience of 16 members and non-members braved the cold to hear Dr Greg Lehman talk about the representation of Aboriginal people in art.

Greg is a well-known Tasmanian curator, essayist and commentator on history, identity and place. Descended from the Trawulwuy people of north east Tasmania, he has an intimate relationship with the island’s Indigenous culture. He was involved in the founding of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Land Council (1989) and the Riawunna Centre for Aboriginal Education at the University of Tasmania (1993).

More recently, he was involved in the Tasmanian Writers Centre’s Hidden Stories event, which brought some of the most respected Aboriginal writers and artists together to celebrate and speak about the stories of Aboriginal culture and heritage.

After his presentation, Greg responded a range of questions posed by those attending. He didn’t offer any easy answers, but provided us with a great deal to think about.