Proposed Changes to Constitution &
    New Date for AGM

    Dear Member,
    Owing to a timing issue the AGM and general meeting to consider the adoption of the new Constitution has been postponed until Tuesday 13 May 2014.

    Demonstrating the value of consultation, two further minor changes have been made to the proposed Constitution since it was last provided to you. Firstly, it was pointed out that while we were now allowing for independent Board members to be appointed, we hadn't allowed them to vote at a general meeting. This has now been rectified. Secondly, artsACT has advised that they wish us to maintain the prohibition on Board members having any contractual relationship with the Centre. We have therefore reverted the clauses that were going to allow this to the wording of our previous Constitution.

    The proposed Constitution can be downloaded here. If you are unable to download it, please contact to have it emailed to you.

    The proposed Constitution will be put to the general meeting as a 'special resolution'. The general meeting will be held prior to the AGM.

    David Vernon, Chair, ACT Writers Centre

Applications Now Closed

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Applications are now closed for HARDCOPY 2014. Successful applicants will be notified in early May.

Events & Workshops

Geoff Page

In Conversation with Geoff Page

6pm–8pm Wednesday 7 May

The Australian Society of Authors' In Conversation series features professionals from your industry talking about writing, publishing and the business of authorship. A combination of presentation, public interview and Q&A, join our speaker and fellow writers for wine, cheese and a chat.

Geoff Page is a Canberra-based poet who has published twenty one collections of poetry as well as two novels, five verse novels and several other works including anthologies, translations and a biography of the late jazz musician, Bernie McGann.

Marcus Amann

Create & Promote Your Own Ebook with Marcus Amann

10am–4pm Saturday 17 May

This workshop will cover what you need to do to successfully make and sell your own ebooks. Topics include: The business of ebooks; How to make your ebook; Doing it yourself; How to sell your ebook; and How to promote your ebook.

Marcus Amann has been producing eBooks since 1995 and is a long-time technical writer and editor for a Canberra-based software company. Marcus has also worked as a freelance writer and has taught internet marketing at the Canberra Institute of Technology. Marcus updates this course every year to include the latest trends in internet marketing and how they can be used by authors.

Valerie Parv

Writing a Page-turning Novel with Valerie Parv

10am–4pm Saturday 14 June and Sunday 15 June

In this 2-day workshop, bestselling author Valerie Parv will explore what elements go into making a page-turning novel. Aspects from word choices to relationships between characters will be considered as elements of pace, with the aim of making your book unputdownable. Participants are welcome to bring along ideas, outlines or work-in-progress in order to relate the subject matter directly to your own writing.

Valerie Parv is one of Australia's most successful writers with over 29 million books sold in 26 languages, and a master of arts from QUT. Valerie proudly serves as an Australia Day Ambassador and is the only Australian author honoured with a Pioneer of Romance Award from RT Book Reviews, New York.

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