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.

Young Adult Book Club for High School Students

9 May 2018
LoveOzYa

Event for Readers at 265 King St Newtown

Young at Heart Book Club Meeting

10 May 2018
LoveOzYa

Event for Readers at 265 King St Newtown

Years 7&8 Book Club: Term 2 @ The Little Bookroom

12 May 2018
LoveOzYa

Event for Readers at The Little Bookroom, 759 Nicholson Stree, Carlton North...

REIMAGINE! New Ways With Literature: CBCA Vic State Conference

19 May 2018
Childrens Book Council of Australia
Morris Gleitzman, Boori Monty Pryor, Auntie Fay...

We are excited to announce that the next CBCA Vic State Conference will be...