Writers at Work: Olivia Lanchester
Writers at Work series: Olivia Lanchester
The Creative Writing program invites you to join us for a visit from Olivia Lanchester, CEO of the Australian Society of Authors, to discuss the business side of being an author. We will talk about publishing, including submitting work, the role of agents, understanding copyright, negotiating agreements and the important advocacy work of the ASA. Please bring your questions on these key elements of the work of writing.
Olivia Lanchester is the CEO of the Australian Society of Authors (ASA). Previously, Olivia has worked as an intellectual property lawyer in private practice and as a freelance editor. Olivia advises authors and illustrators on all aspects of the publishing process, advocates for the protection of authors’ interests and liaises with industry organisations for better industry protocols. She leads the ASA’s advocacy to government, including on copyright reform and the Australian Lending Rights schemes, and advocates for the recognition of authors as key drivers of the creative economy. Olivia is also a director of the Australian Copyright Council and sits on the board of the International Authors Forum.
Friday 21 October 1-2pm
Woolley Common Room