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Venue: The Society of Authors, 84 Drayton Gardens, London, SW10 9SB.

Thursday 7 November

EWG AGM and Autumn Party

Thursday 7 November, 5:15 - 8:30pm.

5:15pm: AGM – Chair’s report and election of new committee members*
6pm: We are delighted that Claire Tomalin will join us to talk about Jane Austen & Pride and Prejudice, on the 200th anniversary of its publication.
6:45-8:30pm: Drinks party with light buffet.

Please note that the AGM is free to attend and open to Members only, but guests are welcome to join us from 6pm.

*At the AGM we will be electing three new committee members to replace retiring members Marie-Thérèse Bougard, Philip Prowse and Jenny Vaughan. Danièle Bourdais, Elaine Boyd and Anita Ganeri have accepted nominations to join the committee, and biographical information about each candidate is included below.

Alternative nominations must be supported by two members of the Educational Writers Group and be sent in writing to the EWG Secretary (Sarah Baxter) at 84 Drayton Gardens, London SW10 9SB not later than 17th October, accompanied by a letter signed by the candidate expressing willingness to serve.

Booking information

Please contact Neha Matkar to reserve a place (tel. 020 7373 6642).

£12.50 (Members) and £15 (guests) - incl. VAT and refreshments.

Payment can be made over the phone (credit/debit card) or by cheque payable to The Society of Authors, with the event code (444) and your membership ID written on the reverse.

All bookings will be confirmed in writing once payment has been received.

Booking deadline: 1st November

Virtual places are available for those unable to attend in person.


EWG Committee Nominees

Danièle Bourdais is an author and consultant with extensive experience of writing and editing French materials for learners of all ages and abilities. After completing an MA in literary translation, she started writing for Mary Glasgow Publications and has been working freelance with many different publishers, in the UK and abroad, for over 25 years. She writes a variety of materials for learners of French and English, including award-winning coursebooks (e.g. Équipe/OUP, French Experience/BBC), picture books, plays, readers, apps and digital resources (BBCBitesize) as well as non-fiction trade books.

Elaine Boyd has spent most of her career as a freelance professional in the English Language teaching field starting as a teacher and teacher trainer in Italy, Spain, India and the UK and later working in testing and conducting academic research into spoken language using corpus tools. In the last ten years she has worked for every major UK-based publisher producing course books, teachers’ books and testing material, both print and digital. She has therefore been on the receiving end of a wide variety of contracts, witnessed many internal discussions on the shift to digital and confronted the challenges presented by the tax office. In the last five years she has turned her hand to employment and worked for a period at OUP and is now responsible for the Language and Teaching Qualifications at Trinity College London.

Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of children's non fiction, with more than 200 titles to her credit. Writer of the best-selling 'Horrible Geography' series for Scholastic, she has a special interest in narrative non fiction and in reading material for boys. She began her publishing career working in-house at Walker Books and Usborne Publishing but has written full-time for the past 20 years. www.anitaganeri.co.uk

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