News and events

Our local program includes social gatherings, professional development events, and opportunities to share your expertise with your colleagues. If you have suggestions for professional development or social events, please contact the committee.

Writing with and about Aboriginal people: a conversation

Dr Greg Lehman is a well-known Tasmanian curator, essayist and commentator on history, identity and place. Descended from the Trawulwuy people of north east Tasmania, Greg has an intimate relationship with the island’s Indigenous culture.

Greg 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).

He was recently 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.

A light supper will be provided.

Date: Monday 18 June, 7.00-9.00pm
Place: Rosny LINC, 48 Bligh St, Rosny Park
Cost: $10 (member*); $8 (distance member**); $15 (non-member).
* member of the Society of Editors (Tas), another branch of IPEd or the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre.
** member of the Society of Editors (Tas) who lives more than 80km from Hobart GPO.
BookingsBook online.

Interstate events

Interstate events and webinars are listed on the IPEd Events page.

National news

National Editors Directory

The Institute of Professional Editors has a national Editors Directory, where you can find a freelance editor with the appropriate skills, knowledge and experience for your assignment.

The Editors Directory has been reviewed and a report submitted to IPEd Council. The Tasmanian freelance register has now closed.

Accreditation exam

The 2018 accreditation exam was held on Saturday 19 May 2018; candidates can expect to receive their results in six to eight weeks.


For the love of words

The next national conference, to be held in Melbourne 8 to 10 May 2019 at Pullman Melbourne on the Park, has the theme ‘For the love of words…’. Mark your diary now!