BY KEITH JACKSON
And the members are you, the writers of PNG.
Papua New Guinean writers, editors and publishers are able to join the Society free of charge and can apply on the Membership Application Form or answering the questions on the form in an email.
Send your email application to join the Society to me here.
You should apply for your free membership now and join an organisation which promises to become a real force in the development of creative writing in PNG.
For non-Papua New Guineans associate membership is available at an annual membership fee of $A50.
The Society’s objectives include the promotion of a writing and reading culture in PNG, the development of professional writers, editors and publishers, and assisting members to publish their work.
The Society will also take over the administration of the Crocodile Prize literary contest at its first annual general meeting to be held in September this year.
At present the Society is run by a small steering committee with a full board to be elected at September’s AGM, which will also adopt a new constitution (you can download the interim constitution here).
Steering Committee: Amanda Donigi, Managing Editor, Pacific Islands Publishing (Executive Officer); David Kitchnoge, Manager, Deloitte PNG (Member); Jim Drekore, Analytical Chemist, Lihir Gold Ltd (Member), Keith Jackson AM, Publisher & Editor, PNG Attitude (Joint Director); Phil Fitzpatrick, Director, South Pacific Social Solutions (Joint Director and Treasurer); Ruth Moiam, Public Diplomacy Coordinator, Australian High Commission (Member)