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SPN 2021 program announced

The program for the 2021 Small Press Network (SPN) annual Independent Publishing Conference has been announced.

The 10th annual SPN conference will be held online from 25–27 November, with a small possibility SPN may also be able to host a small live audience at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne during the event.

In 2021 the conference returns to its usual three-day format of a ‘research day’, ‘industry day’ and ‘workshop day’.

The three keynote speakers for the 2021 event are Laura Jean McKay, author of The Animals in That Country (Scribe) and recent winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award, who will speak on the first day of the conference, Thursday 25 November; author and Indigenous leader Anita Heiss, who will speak at the ‘industry day’ on Friday 26 November; and publisher Terri-ann White, former publisher at UWA Publishing and founder of new imprint Upswell.

Find details of the programs for each day of the conference on the SPN website: Thursday research day; Friday industry day  and Saturday workshop day.

‘This has been another extraordinarily challenging year for everyone in the Australian book industry,’ said SPN general manager Tim Coronel. ‘We’ve pulled together another great lineup for the tenth annual SPN Independent Publishing Conference and we trust there will be sessions of interest to everyone in the trade, across all sectors.’

Tickets to the conference are now available via Trybooking.

The shortlist for SPN Book of the Year Award will be announced on Monday 25 October, with the winner announced during the conference.


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