Christmas dinner at the Brassey

 

6.30 pm, Wednesday 28 November 2012
Venue: The Brassey Hotel, Belmore Gardens & Macquarie St, Barton
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This year, the Canberra Society of Editors will be celebrating Christmas at The Brassey hotel in Barton on 28 November, with guest speaker Angelo Loukakis.

The cost will be $52.60. The menu is main course (beef fillet or mushroom parcel) and dessert (flourless orange cake or mini pavlova nests). The committee will allocate some money for pre-dinner drinks, table wine and orange juice.

Please register an arrange payment in the section below. As you can imagine, we must give firm numbers to the hotel a few days before the dinner.

Guest speaker: Angelo Loukakis

Our guest speaker, Angelo Loukakis, is an author and past member of the Literature Board of the Australia Council and chair of the New South Wales Writers’ Centre. He has taught writing, publishing and editing subjects at UTS and the Australian Catholic University. His latest novel, Houdini’s Flight, was released in 2010 (HarperCollins). Angelo is the Executive Director of the Australian Society of Authors (2010).

Angelo was born in Australia, attended Fort Street High School, studied English Literature at the University of New South Wales, and acquired a Dip. Ed. from Sydney Teachers College and a Doctorate in Creative Arts from the University of Technology, Sydney. He has worked as a teacher, editor, publisher and scriptwriter. Angelo is the author of the fiction titles For the Patriarch, Vernacular Dreams, Messenger, and The Memory of Tides, as well as non-fiction work, such as a children’s book on Greeks in Australia, a book on ancestry based on the Australian version of the television series Who Do You Think You Are? and a travel book on Norfolk Island. His collection of short stories, For the Patriarch, was winner of a New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award and was set on the NSW HSC syllabus between 1986 and 2001. In 1980 his film, Dancing, was awarded a prize at the Melbourne Film Festival.

He will talk to us aboutthe work of the Commonwealth Government’s ‘Book Industry Strategy Group’ in 2010–11, and its follow-on initiative, the Book Industry Collaborative Council. Angelo will discuss what was learnt about the developing digital environment for authors and publishers and how industry sectors are reacting to changes in the way text is delivered to readers, including thoughts on the impacts for editors in a changing book industry.