30 May

Law and Order – The Business of Writing

Join Arts Law Centre Executive Director, Robyn Ayres, industry experts Nic Pullen and Colin Golvan, and author Nicolas Brasch as they guide you through aspects of writing and the law. If you are earning a living through writing there is a maze of legal issues to navigate. The panel will discuss the necessary steps to set yourself up as a freelancer and avoid the pitfalls of operating your writing business.

Nic Pullen is part of the HWL Ebsworth Lawyers team and acts for a range of media and publishing organisations, especially in the television, radio, print and book publishing, on-line publishing and advertising industries.

Colin Golvan SC is a Senior Counsel at the Victorian Bar specialising in copyright and related areas of law. He has written extensively on writing, publishing and the law and is the author of Copyright Law and Practice (Federation Press 2007). He was also the founding chairperson of the VWC.

Nicolas Brasch has written more than 350 books for both the educational and trade markets, several of which have won major awards. He regularly conducts writing workshops at various institutions and literary festivals.

If you have questions or areas of arts law that you’d like addressed at this event, please email [email protected] by 5pm, Wednesday 1 June.

Time: 6.30pm – 8pm, Wednesday 8th June
Cost: FREE
Place: Victorian Writers' Centre, The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne