Young Adult

The Centre for Youth Literature (CYL) aims to connect Australian teens to books, writing, and each other. Based out of the State Library, CYL provides a wide range of programs and events – including the biennial Reading Matters conference, and the Inky Awards; an annual award for youth literature decided by young adults, which is the only book award of its kind in Australia. Inside A Dog is CYL’s website for teens, where they can post book reviews, read a Writer in Residence blog or join/create their own book club.

In Footscray you will find the 100 Story Building, a centre for young writers. They support young people’s writing and collaborative publishing endeavours through education, arts and social enterprise.

Over the years Express Media has become an integral part of the community, helping young Australians under the age of 25 and offering opportunities for various writing, media and arts projects, including publishing Voiceworks magazine and awarding the John Marsden/Hachette Australia Prize for Young Australian Writers.

#LoveOzYA is a grassroots movement comprised of some 300 individuals from various corners of Australian youth publishing, dedicated to celebrating our young adult literature. What started as a social media conversation and hashtag has turned into a campaign promoting international awareness of Aussie YA books and authors, and encouraging a national 'Read Local' attitude in Aussie teens.

Melissa Keil's The Secret Science of Magic book launch

30 March 2017
LoveOzYa

Event for Readers, Teachers, Writers at Embiggen Books, 197-203 Little...

Draekora Book Launch

31 March 2017
LoveOzYa

Event for Readers, Writers at Mt Alvernia College Garden Terrace, 82...

Brisbane Book Launch: NIGHT SWIMMING by Steph Bowe

5 April 2017
LoveOzYa

Event for Readers, Teachers, Writers at Where The Wild Things Are, 191...

Newcastle Writers Festival - #LoveOzYA

9 April 2017
LoveOzYa

Event for Readers, Teachers, Writers at Hunter Room, Newcastle City Hall,...

Melbourne Book launch of Night Swimming by Steph Bowe

21 April 2017
LoveOzYa

Event for Readers, Teachers, Writers at Readings Kids — 315 Lygon St,...

Nicole Hayes in conversation with Emily Gale

28 April 2017
LoveOzYa

Event for Readers, Teachers, Writers at Readings Kids — 315 Lygon St,...