Branch AGM

When: Wednesday 29 August, 7:00pm

Where: Rosny Library, 46 Bligh St, Rosny Park

Cost: Members: free; non-members: $10

A light supper will be provided; please book online to help us plan catering.

Guest speaker will be Rowena Austin who is an IPEd Accredited Editor, specialising in editing, writing and production management for major corporate and government reports. She is a trainer in effective writing – and the Tasmanian member on IPEd Council.

Rowena will share some of her experience in editing the work of recent Royal Commissions.

The AGM will appoint members to the Tasmanian IPEd branch committee, including the following:

  • Communications officer: responsible for managing internal and external channels, including the Facebook group, eTextpert and branch website. Experience with WordPress would be useful but is not essential; support will be provided.
  • Budget officer (treasurer): responsible for creating a branch budget twice a year.

Please contact us if you are interested and willing to be part of the Tasmanian branch of IPEd.

Mid-winter book talk

Join your colleagues for an afternoon’s networking and chat about books – those you’ve edited or those you’ve enjoyed – upstairs in the State Cinema’s warm café.

When: Saturday 28 July, 2:00–3:30pm

Where: State Cinema Café Bar, 375 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart

Cost: order from the café’s menu

Booking: no need to book, just turn up!

Update: we came, we saw, we chatted about books and more.

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.