Aussie Writers in New York Panel Discussion, September 6

Ever wondered how top authors turn their ideas into novels, what their process is and how they make money out of writing a book?

Join former Sydney-siders Georgia Clark (The Bucket List, The Regulars) and Lexi Freiman (Inappropriation) for the Aussie Writers in New York panel discussion, as they shed some light on just that.

The event will be facilitated by AWNY’s Co-President, Kate Lee and will take place at Australian-owned cafe, Taylor St. Baristas.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, September 6 ,2018
Time: 6.30 for a 7pm start
Location: Taylor St. Baristas, 33 E 40th St, New York
Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members
RSVP: Tickets can be purchased via the American Australian Association

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Aussie Writers in New York Panel Event

The Panelists

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Georgia Clark is an author, performer and screenwriter based in Brooklyn. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel, The Regulars, and the “witty, sexy” (L.A. TimesThe Bucket Listboth Simon & Schuster. Her first books were the Young Adult novels She’s With The Band and ParchedGeorgia is the host/founder of the storytelling night, Generation Women, which invites six generations of women to tell a story on a theme. She is currently developing The Regulars as a TV show for E!. A native Australian, she lives in Brooklyn with her girlfriend and a fridge full of cheese.

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Lexi Freiman is the author of Inappropriation, published by Ecco, HarperCollins. Her novel was celebrated in the New York Times Book Review’s summer debuts issue and has been long-listed for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. Lexi graduated from Columbia’s MFA program in 2012, where she was a De Alba Fellow. She has been a recipient of the NYC Emerging Writer’s Fellowship, an Aspen Words Scholarship, and has published fiction in The Literary Review and LitHub. She was previously the fiction editor at George Braziller and associate editor at Persea Books. Before moving to New York in 2010, Lexi worked as an actress for several years with Australia’s national Shakespeare company, performing in As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, and Pericles, all at the Sydney Opera House. She lives in Manhattan.

Previous Aussie Writers in New York Panel Events

It’s the third time AWNY have hosted the panel. Both authors have previously participated in the event.

Former AWNY President Belinda Jackson says when the event was last hosted in 2016 she was struck by how much she learned about the getting a book published.

“I knew it was hard to get into the industry, but I never realized it took so long to get published in the U.S.”, she said.

“These writers really show a combination of grit, determination, and creativity to get their books out there.”

Taylor St. Baristas

Having established a successful coffee-chain in London, Aussie-born Taylor St. Baristas quickly became a firm AWNY favorite, with their NYC cafe restaurant located a stone’s throw from Grand Central.

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Author: Angela Tohl

Adelaide-born Angela came to New York in search of the ultimate adventure, by way of Australia and Japan. She juggles technical and copywriting projects, with chasing her kids around (usually on roller skates). Find Angela on Twitter @angelatohl and at Image credit: Susie Lang

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