Gib Wettenhall will address the ins and outs (and ups and downs) of Self Publishing at the Daylesford District Community News Association Annual General Meeting. DDCNA is the publisher of The Wombat Post.

Gib Wettenhall OAM is a local author, editor and publisher with particular interests in the environment, natural history and Indigenous heritage. Although his initial training was in law, he has spent most of his life in journalism and publishing.

He is an award winning author and the principal of em PRESS publishing, which has produced regional histories, guidebooks and essays on the natural landscape and the cultural heritage of the central Victorian Goldfields and the Grampians/Gariwerd ranges. He has been publications manager for the Great Dividing Trail Association producing maps and trail guides and has been president of the GDTA for the past seven years.

His many and varied roles include news editor of The Melbourne Times, environment writer for Australian Society magazine and editor of the Australian Forest Grower quarterly magazine. He has been involved in documentary and interpretive signage writing for Grampians/Gariwerd Ranges and Budj Bim National Park.  He was business manager for the Commission for the Future and manager of Rental Housing Cooperatives for the Victorian Ministry of Housing. He was for 20 years Chair of the Wettenhall Environmental Trust set up by his father, Norman, to preserve and increase the vitality and diversity of the Australian natural environment.

Many of us have a book inside but we’re not sure how to bring it to life. Gib will share his extensive personal knowledge and experience as an author and publisher with advice about how to realise that dream.

Gib will speak at the Senior Citizens Centre at the back of the Daylesford Town Hall on Vincent Street at 6 pm on Wednesday the 16th of November. The AGM of the Daylesford and District Community News Association will follow.

Entry to the event is free but you should book tickets to the event through trybooking in order that organisers can get an estimate of numbers.