AMWA sponsors local networking event in Dunedin
Late October’s “Literature and Lager” at the Captain Cook tavern in Dunedin provided an opportunity for AMWA members to network and meet other local writers.
The evening was well attended by approximately 70 people. Students, academics and family of the graduating class of nonfiction writers from the University of Otago mingled between readings.
A highlight was Emma Harcourt, perhaps our most recent AMWA member, presenting an entertaining excerpt from her work “Bloody Women and the Bears they Attract”.
The take-home message being that many people are surprisingly willing to believe that menstruation is a powerful and malevolent force. Mark Caswell introduced AMWA and fellow members Blair Hesp and Chris Booker to the crowd.
The readings were concluded by Jesse Bering reading a piece he had published in Scientific American on the possibility that animals may laugh and Lloyd Davis read a touching excerpt dedicated to local ornithologist John Darby. “
By Mark Caswell (AMWA Executive Committee Member)
Best Practice Advocacy Centre
In discussion with Dr Ben Bravery - 9 February 2023 in Sydney
You are invited to hear from Dr Ben Bravery, the author of 'The Patient Doctor', on Thursday 9 February 2023 from 6pm - 8pm. This event is
hosted by the Australasian Medical Writers' Association and is open to all.
Ben will be talking about his experience as a cancer patient, and how this has impacted how he now interacts with the healthcare system as a
doctor. Ben is a strong advocate for putting the patient at the heart of healthcare. This event will also be an opportunity to network and
socialise with medical writers.