National Writers' Congress 2013
The digital revolution has delivered further means and opportunities for the creation and distribution of texts and images. But along with potential benefits, new challenges have arisen for those who seek to earn from literary creativity. To better guide their own activity, authors need, at the very least, to be informed on developing trends in reading and publishing, changes occurring in writing practices, and the options for electronic dissemination of their work.
On Thursday 17 – Saturday 19 October 2013 the ASA presented a National Writers' Congress for authors, illustrators and industry practitioners to examine the questions and explore the future possibilities for Australian authorship. The Congress was a place to converge, discuss, identify the issues and define where we go next – by 2020, with 20/20 vision.
Video recordings of Congress presentations available to view. Click on the headings below. An eight page summary of the National Writers' Congress by Jacqueline Breen is also available for download. Click here.
The panel: Anthony Loewenstein, Susan Johnson, Jane McCredie (Chair)
Launched by Linda Gumbert, with speech by Stephany Steggall
The panel: Angelo Loukakis (Chair, not in photo) Sandy Grant, Steven Lewis, Ally Blake, Joel Naoum
The panel: Tony Maniaty (Chair, not in photo), Sophie Hamley, Kate Forsyth, Sophie Masson
The panel: Jill Eddington (Chair, not in photo), Stuart Glover, Sophie Cunningham, Meg Vann
Recording of the ASA National Writers' Congress was supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. The 2013 ASA National Writers' Congress was supported by both the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and the Australia Council for the Arts.