Next Meeting


Saturday, 19 June 2021

Welcome to our next meeting, which hopes to activate your creative genius!

The next GCWA Meeting is on Saturday 19 June 2021 at Burleigh Waters Community Centre, Christine Avenue. We have a capacity of 82 people.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete the entry process so we can start on time. This session is jam-packed. If you have flu-like symptoms, please stay at home and get better quickly.

Members: $5.00 (EFTPOS payment preferred, although cash is acceptable)
Visitors: $10.00 (EFTPOS payment preferred, although cash is acceptable)

Order of Events from 12pm

12:00 pm Members are welcome (total 82)

12:05 pm – Introduction

12:15 pm – Guest Speaker: Literary agent Alex Adsett

1:00 pm – Afternoon Tea: Pre-packed refreshments provided or BYO

1:30 pm – Guest Reader: Kellie Cox reading from her new book, ‘Advice For Life

1:45 pm – Online Guest Speaker: Debbie Lee from IngramSpark

3:00 pm – Conclusion and Thank You



Guest Speaker: Alex Adsett

Alex Adsett

Alex Adsett is a literary agent and publishing consultant with more than twenty years’ experience working in the publishing and bookselling industry. She has managed Alex Adsett Literary since 2008, and has helped hundreds of authors review and negotiate their publishing deals. As an agent she represents more than 45 authors of all genres, including Melissa Lucashenko, Isobelle Carmody, Nicole Haddow and Ruby Hamad. She is often to be found on Twitter at @alexadsett or via her website www.alexadsett.com.au.

This talk runs through what a literary agent does for an author, and their place in the publishing industry ecosystem. We will also cover when you might or might not need one, and if you want one, how do you get one? How much do literary agents get paid? When and how do you fire your literary agent? Can authors take on this role for themselves and get by just fine? This talk will Include insights into the sometimes obscure world of the publishing industry, and invaluable advice on how to pitch your manuscript.

Online Guest Speaker: Debbie Lee (IngramSpark)

Debbie Lee

Whether you’re an aspiring or established writer, and whatever your genre of choice, you can now ‘go get yourself published’, on equal footing with the mainstream industry players. Join Debbie from Ingram to learn about print-on-demand and global distribution, and how these services are turning the publishing world on its head. Starting with a great quality product (your book!), mixing in a generous splash of marketing, and fine-tuning your metadata for maximised retail impact, it’s a winning formula enabling indie authors to publish like a pro.

Debbie Lee from IngramSpark will be able to answer all your questions. 


New members are welcome: please email Membership Secretary, gcwa.membersec@gmail.com