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Visiting Speakers for Semester 1, 2014-15

October 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Visiting Speakers for Semester 1, 2014-15

Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication hosts another varied line-up of speakers from the publishing industry this semester. Our programme begins on October 2 with Chani McBain, Sales & Marketing Manager and Leah McDowell, Design & Production Manager at Floris Books. Leah will also be representing the Society of Young Publishers and will be informing new students of the opportunities for networking and career development which are available through SYP membership.

On October 9 we welcome John Innes, Director at Glasgow-based Think Publishing, a large consumer publishing company, followed by one of our Industry Advisory Board members and Publisher at Freight Books, Adrian Searle on October 16. The programme for the first half of the semester closes on October 23 with regular guest Marion Sinclair, CEO of Publishing Scotland and course alumna.

The programme resumes on November 6 with Simon Appleby, Director at Bookswarm , digital project management specialists and is followed on November 13 by another regular guest, literary agent Lindsey Fraser of Fraser Ross Associates. On November 20 we are delighted to welcome leading Glasgow-based author Zoe Strachan who will give the author’s perspective on the publishing industry, followed by our final speaker on December 4, Dr Samantha Rayner, Director of the Centre for Publishing at University College London, who will share her research with the audience.

Attendance at all visiting speaker sessions is free but space is limited so please register by emailing frances.sessford@stir.ac.uk to book a place.