Last night, SYP Scotland hosted the Annual General Meeting to recap the past year of events, look to the next year, and handover many positions to new committee members.
2014-15 has seen some excellent events, beginning in May with the Literary Pub Crawl, then Career Speed Dating and a Pub(lisher’s) quiz. Book Festival event recommendations tied in with August, September had a film screening and October hosted How To Network for Those Who Hate Networking. The Future of Indie Bookshops saw an interesting debate from local bookstore owners and managers, before 2014 was topped off with the Christmas party.
2015 kicked back off with the informative Intern Event, giving an insight into what those in the industry did themselves, and what they now look for, while our panel at the Publishing Scotland Conference was another insight for newcomers. Books From The Inside Out had six speakers from different departments detail their job, taking attendees on the journey through the entire creation of a book to tail off our year of events.
As for the new committee, they are as follows:
- Rosie and Julie – Co-Chairs.
- Franzi – Secretary.
- Silje – Treasurer.
- Keira – Events Officer.
- Catriona – Marketing Officer.
- Charlotte – Student Liaison Officer.
- Mairi – Social Media Officer (Facebook/Twitter).
- Heather – Social Media Officer (Blog/Twitter).
- Kirstin – General Member.
Looking to the next year, there are lots of ideas – film screenings, magazine publishing events, panels on more specific aspects of the industry – so stay tuned for some excellent events! Got any ideas for events you think we should put on? We’re always happy to hear them: contact information.
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