Come along to “Word Up: How journos made the jump” – Dec 4, 2013

All freelance journalists welcome to the ASA’s next event, a pre-Xmas gathering on Wed Dec 4, 6 -9 pm at ASA Offices,
Suite C1.06 22-36 Mountain St, Ultimo – $20 for the event, includes catering

See for bookings and further details

How journos make the jump: A convivial, pre-Xmas catch-up and panel debate on the hows, whys, pitfalls and potentials of the wonderful world of books.
This informal event is for journalists, authors and anybody else interested in publishing and where we all go from here.
Open to ASA and non-ASA members.

Bookings essential due to catering requirements.  Book online (link above) or call (02) 9211 1004.


Paul Ham – historian, journalist, former foreign correspondent for the UK’s The Sunday Times, and the author of 1914: The Year the World Ended, Sandakan, Hiroshima Nagasaki, Vietnam: The Australian War. He is also the founding director of the independent ebook publisher, and a contributor to Kindle Single.

Lisa Forrest – author, TV and radio journalist, actor and Olympian. Since publishing her first YA novel Making the Most of It she has released four books, including Boycott (an account of the bitter controversies in the lead-up to the 1980 Olympic Games) and Inheritance, a fantasy novel for teenagers which came out earlier this year.

Kathy Bail – chief executive of UNSW Press, which releases around 50 new books a year, and the former editor of a series of national titles including The Bulletin, The Australian Financial Review Magazine, HQ and Rolling Stone. Her book DIY Feminism was published by Allen & Unwin.

Michael Visontay – journalist, radio commentator and author specializing in memoirs and ghost-writing. Titles so far include Ahn Do’s bestselling life story The Happiest Refugee, Undies to Equities: the Remarkable Life of Henri Aram and Old School: Nathan Hindmarsh. He also edits Australian Author magazine and Sydney University Alumni magazine.

Stephanie Dale – journalist and author who launched an imprint, Voyager Moon, to get her own books into print: the travel memoir My Pilgrim’s Heart and a novel, Hymn for the Wounded Man. Voyager Moon has since branched out as a creative consultancy providing workshops on topics such as self-publishing and self-promotion.

Helen O’Neill (Moderator) – journalist and author of four non-fiction books with four different publishers: Life without Limits: the David Pescud Story (Random House), Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret and Extraordinary Lives (HardieGrant), David Jones’ 175 Years (UNSW Press) and most recently A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler (HarperCollins).



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