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.

Teen Writing Bootcamp #3 - Science writing with Alicia Sometimes

20 April 2021
State Library Victoria
Alicia Sometimes

Join writer, poet and science lover ...

Living as Research with Mia Nie

20 April 2021
Express Media
Express Media

Comic artist and zine-maker Mia Nie joins Stephen Pham to speak about living...

Teen Writing Bootcamp #4 - Non-fiction writing with Zoya Patel

22 April 2021
State Library Victoria
Zoya Patel

Explore the truth through creative non-fiction writing with ...

Becoming Us Talk

24 April 2021
Midsumma Festival
Presented by Midsumma Festival and Immigration...

Teen Writing Bootcamp #3 - Science writing with Alicia Sometimes

27 April 2021
State Library Victoria
Alicia Sometimes

Join writer, poet and science lover ...

Teen Writing Bootcamp #4 - Non-fiction writing with Zoya Patel

29 April 2021
State Library Victoria
Zoya Patel

Explore the truth through creative non-fiction writing with ...