Who is speaking at this event:
Allison Tait is a multi-genre writer who has more than 20 years’ experience in magazines, newspapers and online publishing. Her children’s novel The Mapmaker Chronicles: Race to the End of the World has just been released by Hachette, under the name A.L. Tait. It's the first in a trilogy that is already garnering her a legion of young fans across the country.
She has diverse interests and has been published in everything from Madison, marie claire, CLEO, Cosmopolitan, Vogue Australia, Sunday Life, Spectrum (The Sydney Morning Herald), Essential (The Sydney Morning Herald), Weight Watchers, Australian Women’s Health, Voyeur, Qantas: The Australian Way and Elle, as well as House & Garden, Belle, Vogue Living, Australian Country Style and more.
She has also written four non-fiction books, including Credit Card Stressbusters (Wiley, 2009), Career Mums (Penguin Australia, 2012) and two ghost-written memoir/biographies.
Time and date:
Tuesday 2 December 2014
Although the official time is from 6.30pm to 8pm, you are welcome to stay as long as you like – and we imagine many of you will!
The Kirribilli Club
11 Harbour View Crescent, Lavender Bay NSW 2060
(This is only a few minutes walk from Milsons Point station and right next door to the building that houses the Australian Writers’ Centre Sydney office. The Centre is on the corner of Lavender Street and Harbourview Crescent so you just walk around the corner.)
What is the purpose of this event?
Our December event is part of our continuing series of networking get-togethers where our talented graduates can meet each other, share stories and hear from a relevant speaker.
The key aim of this event is to network and get to know other writers (and have fun!). While a speaker will share their journey as a writer, or experience in the publishing industry, this event is not a formal training session.
Ticket cost is $10, and proceeds are directly donated to charity. For this event, the funds are going to Doggie Rescue: a no-kill shelter that rescues and re-homes abandoned dogs from Sydney’s pounds.
As the proceeds go directly to charity, the ticket price is non-refundable even if you are unable to attend.
Who is the organiser?
This event is organised by the Australian Writers' Centre as a service to graduates and the writing community.