WA Writing & Publishing Forum

20-21 June 2019, City of Perth Library and History Centre WA.

The annual WA Writing and Publishing Sector Forum, curated by Writing WA, provides sector practitioners with the opportunity to network and to discuss current trends, issues and opportunities in the sector.

The Forum spans two full days and each day has been structured in two halves – morning and afternoon – so that you can attend both days, a single day, or any combination of half days that you prefer.


Thursday 20 June, morning: The Business of Writing
Esther Anatolitis, Executive Director, National Association for the Visual Arts - Investing in Yourself

Nicola Evans, Cultural Fund & Reading Australia Officer, Copyright Agency - All About the Cultural Fund

Rosanna Arciuli, Member Communications & Stakeholder Relations, Copyright Agency - Copyright in Australia

Dr Laurie Steed, Writer - Writing Successful Applications

Annabel Smith, Writer - How Writers Earn Money


Thursday 20 June, afternoon: 360 Degree Content - New Platforms and Adaptation
Dr Margaret Merga, Reading engagement expert - Reading Engagement for Tweens and Teens

Raathi Chota, Teenage Wattpad author - Creating a Book and Building an Audience on Wattpad

Ceinwen Langley, Author, Scriptwriter, Game Writer - Building a Diverse Writing Career 

Matthew Horrocks, Screenwest - Adaptation of Written Works to Other Formats


Friday 21 June, morning: Updates From Our Backyard
Sisonke Msimang, Curator – Literature & Ideas and Anna Kosky, Producer, Perth Festival - Update from Perth Writers Week

Viv Barton, President of Public Libraries Western Australia - Public Library Sector Update

Sharon Flindell and Deidre Robb, Writing WA - Writing a New Chapter

Sarah Runcie, Australian Publishers Association - Inclusive Publishing

Barbara Patison, State Library of WA - NED National edeposit Legal Deposit system


Friday 21 June, afternoon: Writing About Art
Esther Anatolitis, Executive Director, National Association for the Visual Arts - The Importance of Writing About Arts and Culture

Nina Levy, Co-founder and editor of Seesaw Magazine and Rosalind Appleby, Editor of Seesaw Magazine - Seesaw Magazine

Panel discussion on Issues and Opportunities:

Ted Snell - Director of the Cultural Precinct at the University of Western Australia

Shelagh Magadza - Executive Director of the Chamber of Arts and Culture WA

Guy Boyce - Artistic Director / CEO of the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Chair of CircuitWest, Chair of Writing WA