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January 2018

Launch of Amanda Jay’s ‘The Other One’

6 January, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm +0530
Barefoot Gallery Sri Lanka + Google Map

Amanda Jay will launch her book 'The Other One' at the Barefoot Gallery. As editor I will be there to lend support. So come down, have a chat, buy a copy of the book and get it signed. It is currently shortlisted for the Fairway Literary Award for this year.

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February 2018

Presentation at Canberra Society of Editors

28 February, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm AWST

I will be speaking at the February 2018 meeting of the Canberra Society of Editors on all things freelancing and editing. Stay tuned for more details.

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May 2018

KSP & Varuna Foundation Fellowship Part 1

28 May, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3 June, 2018 @ 5:00 pm AWST
KSP Writers Centre Perth, Western Australia Australia + Google Map

I will be staying at the KSP Writers Centre for my first week of the Foundation Fellowship. You can follow my experience with the fellowship by subscribing to the blog or the mailing list.

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June 2018

So You Want To Be A Book Reviewer? – Continuum panel

8 June, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm AWST
Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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I and a few other awesome people will be on a panel discussing how to become a book reviewer and what it is like to be one. Stay tuned for more information including confirmed speakers.

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Breaking The Mould – Continuum Panel

9 June, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am AWST

More info to come.

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The Romance of Structure – Continuum Panel

10 June, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am AWST
Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Come see me chat about structure issues when writing romance fiction with Jane Routley, Freya Marske, Carolyn Denman, and Thalia Kalkipsakis. This is the third Continuum panel that I will be on and I will be also around on the day to chat to people. Tickets can be bought per panel session or per day for the Continuum Convention so please check their website for details on pricing.

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The Inequality of Magic – Continuum Panel

10 June, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AWST
Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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We will be chatting about why there are weird gender based tropes around how magic is used in fantasy fiction stories. Come see me, Darren / Lexie, Dorian Manticore, Gillian Polack, and Jane Routley discuss the importance of representation and the messages we send when we don't do it well. Ticket prices are per session or per day so check the Continuum website for details.

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Things You Have Wanted to Know About Sensitivity Reading and Were Too Afraid To Ask – Continuum Panel

10 June, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm AWST
Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Jess Flint, Creatrix Tiara, Sangeetha Thanapal and I will be discussing why it is important to use a sensitivity reader and why it is important to respect readers of your work and other groups and cultures. It's going to be a fun ride. Tickets are per day and include rates for full, concession, youth and first time members so check for pricing details on the Continuum website.

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Freelancing for Editors – Writers’ Bloc Online Course

21 June, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm AWST
$25

So some of you have been waiting for this for awhile. Writers' Bloc polled a few of you and you wanted a Freelancing for Editors course. So on June 21, I will be teaching you how to get set up and started as a freelancing editor, what you need to remember and know and how to find work and set your rates and a few tips and tricks to start. But you need to go book now and spread the word. It's $25 per course and $17 for concession/low income earners and you can get three courses for $59! The other two courses will be run by Benjamin Law which will be an AMA and Danielle Binks on how to get an agent. I will see you there! 🙂

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