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. Express Media also presents the Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers and the Kat Muscat Fellowship.

#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.

Clayton's Night

20 March 2018
Childrens Book Council of Australia
Marrisa Caluzzi, Kirsty Murray, Sarah & Alex...

Back in the 1970s, a non-alcoholic beverage was packaged to resemble bottle...

#LitFest2444 2018

9 April 2018

Event for Teachers, Writers at

Story Camp

10 April 2018 to 12 April 2018
State Library Victoria
Kirsty Murray, Sukhjit Khalsa, Texta Queen

Do you have big dreams of writing a novel, penning a poem or publishing your...

Sympath Book Launch

11 April 2018

Event for Readers at Readings Hawthorn - 701 Glenferrie Rd, Melbourne,...

Young at Heart Book Club

12 April 2018

Event for Readers at 265 King St Newtown 2042

Erin Gough's Amelia Westlake Launch

12 April 2018

Event for Readers, Teachers, Writers at 265 King St Newtown