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Archive 2010-II

What I have been up to in the second quarter of 2010:
June 2010:
  • Enjoyed the launch of Peter FitzSimons's memoir, A Simpler Time, in Peats Ridge
  • Joined the website development group of the Society of Editors (NSW)
  • My course at the Mosman Community College (from 26.7.2010 for six weeks) about how to write, publish and market your book was advertised
  • Watching the World Cup (c:
  • Listened to a radio program about light and darkness in Finland on the ABC's Radio National, wrote a comment on the 360 documentaries website
  • Joined the committee meeting of the Society of Editors (NSW)
  • Assisted at the event of the Society of Editors (NSW), this month's speaker: Richard Smart (consultant for APA)
May 2010:
  • Attended the launch of The Lowy Institute Poll 2010: Australia and the World, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
  • Enjoyed research exercises with the Fast Twitch Writers' Group at Circular Quay
  • Had a marvellous night out to see the colourful lights in Sydney Harbour and along Macquarie Street (Vivid Sydney) and dine at the Spice Temple - organised by Tourism NSW
  • Loved the Sydney Writers' Festival, not hated it a bit this year; wrote an article about it with ideas for improvements
  • Listened to an update from Tourism Australia about travellers from the Western hemisphere in Australia
  • Joined the committee meeting of the Society of Editors (NSW)
  • Enjoyed a terrific weekend in Peats Ridge, incl. Ridgestock
  • Attended the AGM of CAL
  • Joined literature event with Alan Baxter and Bill Congreve organised by the Society of Editors (NSW)
  • Went for a walk and a swim at Cronulla
  • Re-published DRINKS, DICKS & DIARIES. It has a new cover. 
April 2010:
  • Joined the audience of the ABC's Q&A
  • Enjoyed a long weekend near Shoalhaven
  • Joined seminar about children's books run by the Society of Editors (NSW)
  • Went to the committee meeting of the Society of Editors (NSW)
  • Completed the "Professional Editing" course run by Deb Doyle at the NSW Writers' Centre (8 weeks)
  • Went to the announcement of the winner of the Finch Memoir Prize at gleebooks
  • Went to the announcement (shortlist) of the NSW Premier's Literary Awards
  • Went to event about book cover designs run by the Society of Editors (NSW)
  • Met literary agent in the Blue Mountains
  • Joined a course about funding for authors run by the ASA 
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