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Ginninderra Press celebrates 20th birthday

Adelaide-based independent publisher Ginninderra Press is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Founded in Canberra in 1996, Ginninderra Press moved its operation to Port Adelaide in 2008. Owner and publisher Stephen Matthews said the press has survived ‘against the odds’ and ‘is busier than ever, with as many as fifty new books being published every year’.

‘Starting up an independent publishing house was a risky commitment from the outset but with the advent of ebooks and global online booksellers, it has become even more challenging,’ said Matthews.

To celebrate its birthday, Ginninderra Press is hosting a day of book launches and discussions on 2 July at Tea Tree Gully Library in Adelaide. A history of the press compiled by Joan Fenney, Rays of Light: Ginninderra Press—The First 20 Years, will be launched by South Australian education minister Susan Close, with former South Australian Premier Lynn Arnold launching First Refuge: Poems on Social Justice (ed by Anne Nadge) at the same event.

Ten local and interstate authors will also discuss topics including: ‘Writer, editor, reader—how difficult is it to be all three?’; ‘Understanding poetry—is modern poetry too obscure?’ and ‘Kitchen table or a room of your own? Pen on paper or keyboard and screen? Where writers work and how they write’.

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