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Our GCWA Meeting for December 2023

Please note due to renovations at the Burleigh Waters Community Centre we have changed venues to the Mudgeeraba Community Centre for the remainder of 2023.

Mudgeeraba Community Centre, Firth Park, Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba 4213  
View map and directions on Google

New venue options are being discussed for 2024.

Our GCWA meetings include an exciting speaker and hands-on workshop.

Next Meeting Saturday, 16th December, 2023

Members and visitors are encouraged to arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete the entry process so we can start on time. If you have flu-like symptoms, please stay at home and get better quickly.

Entry prices are: Members: $5.00 (EFTPOS payment is preferred, although cash is acceptable)
Visitors: $10.00 (EFTPOS payment preferred, although cash is accepted).

November Meeting Order of Events

11:45  Arrive and register
12:00  Meeting start – brief announcements 12:10  Speaker: Alex Adsett
13:15  Christmas Celebrations
15:00  Meeting close

EFTPOS payment preferred however cash is accepted.

Introducing our Guest Speaker for December 2023

Alex Adsett

Top Ten Tricks and Traps of Publishing Contracts

Ten vital things to consider before you sign on the dotted line of a publishing contract. What rights are you actually giving away? Are you getting a fair royalty? Will you ever get your rights back? What does a “normal” publishing contract look like anyway? If you are an established or emerging author, come along to hear publishing consultant and literary agent Alex Adsett discuss some of the sneakier things publishers include in their contract, and how to avoid them. This gives you a great behind the scenes look at the publishing industry, and advice on when to negotiate, and when to walk away.

.Alex Adsett

Alex is a literary agent and publishing consultant with 25 years’ experience working in the publishing and bookselling industry. She has managed Alex Adsett Literary since 2008, and has helped thousands of authors review and negotiate their publishing deals. As an agent she represents more than 50 authors of all ages and genres, including Melissa Lucashenko, Peter Greste, Dinuka McKenzie, Hannah Sommerville, Isobelle Carmody, and many more.  She regularly speaks on copyright and contracts around Australia, and is an alumni of the Australia Council Arts Leaders Program 2019. 

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