June 20

Opening Keynote – Tony Birch, Author, Activist, Academic

Hear from one of Australia’s finest authors on the primacy of storytelling in understanding and elevating our understanding our lives and the lives and perspectives of others.

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Nielsen report 2021

Bianca Whiteley, Territory Manager, Nielsen Book Australia to present analysis and current data around sales trends in the Australian market.

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Indigenous Literacy Foundation presentation

Artist, storyteller and musician Gregg Dreise will outline the Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s current projects.

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Industry panel - Diversity and inclusion in the Australian Book Industry

A discussion covering the issues of diversity and inclusivity in the Australian book industry and what that can mean for your bookshop.

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Conference keynote – Olivia Lanchester, CEO Australian Society of Authors

Booksellers and authors are inextricably linked. Olivia brings us the author’s perspective on the precariousness of the writing life, and what the future might hold for a relationship that is fundamental to all of our livelihoods.

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Author panel - Powerful stories. Powerful voices. Powerful women-

In this dynamic panel session, Ultimo Press feature four of the amazing authors on their launch list. Claire G Coleman on colonisation, Heidi Everett on mental health, Diana Reid takes on the topic of consent and Hannah Bent discusses grief. 

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