In conversation with Graeme Simsion


The next General Meeting, on 27 April 2022, will feature Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project series and other best-seller novels. (For details of future meetings, scroll to the end.)

Register now to attend in person. The meeting will also be live-streamed (Zoom details below).

Date: Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Time: 6:30pm, doors open at 5:45pm for nibbles and drinks
Venue: Durie Room, St Mark’s College or remotely via Zoom (details below)

Graeme will be ‘in conversation’ with CSE President Nigel Brew to discuss the importance of editing to the writing process and the experience of being edited. It will be a relaxing and entertaining evening. We have capacity for up to 35 attendees, so please book now!

If you would like to suggest a question in advance for Graeme, you can submit it to and Nigel will do his best to work it into the discussion.

About Graeme

Graeme has written several delightful best-seller novels, including The Rosie Project series, The best of Adam Sharp, and in collaboration with Anne Buist, Two steps forward and Two steps onward.

His other works include Don Tillman’s standardized meal system, Creative differences, Data modeling essentials and Data modeling theory and practice. His latest book, The novel project: a step-by-step guide to your novel, memoir or biography includes a chapter titled ‘Working with your editor’!

Attendance options

To attend in person

Please register via Trybooking. You must register if you attend in person.

Registrations close: 3pm Wednesday 27 April

Registration is on a first-in best-dressed basis, but current members have priority.

It is important that we follow our Covid-safe plan. Please sign the attendance list when you arrive. Masks are mandatory except when eating or drinking. Please observe physical distancing (seating will be spaced) and we encourage you to use sanitiser. Thank you.

Meetings are held in the Durie Room, St Mark’s National Theological Centre, 15 Blackall St, Barton (not Blackall Place). The Durie Room is accessible from the carpark closest to Kings Avenue. Here’s a map.

If you need to cancel, return your ticket directly into the TryBooking system so it’s available for someone else.

Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell or showing any symptoms of cold or flu.

To attend the webinar (via Zoom)

Here is the link to join by Zoom.
(Passcode: 020245)

Details for joining in a web browser:
Go to
Webinar ID: 868 6048 9695
Passcode: 020245

Or One tap mobile :
Australia: +61370182005,,86860489695#,,,,*020245# or +61731853730,,86860489695#,,,,*020245#

Or by phone:
Dial the number for your area 02 8015 6011 (ACT/NSW), 03 7018 2005 (Vic./Tas), 07 3185 3730 (Qld), 08 6119 3900 (SA/WA).
Follow the prompts to enter:
Webinar ID: 868 6048 9695
Passcode: 020245

The webinar audience can use Zoom’s Q&A functionality to ask questions or offer opinions. (You will not be able to see the presentation or participate in the Q&A if you attend by phone call.)

The webinar will not be recorded.

Other General Meetings this year

25 May

Four editing tools (PerfectIt, PhraseExpress, Editor’s Toolkit Plus and ProWritingAid), their pros and cons and specific uses

Dr Hilary Cadman (Cadman Editing Services)

29 June & 27 July


31 August

The self-publishing industry

William Webster (Australian Self-Publishing Group, Pty. Ltd/Inspiring Publishers), with Kaaren Sutcliffe

28 September

Sensitive language and language, discrimination and gender in English

Roly Sussex (Emeritus Professor from the University of Queensland and ABC radio presenter on English and language)

26 October


30 November

Trivia quiz night

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