About Us

Express Media is a vital organisation, essential to the literary, arts and broader communities. It is acknowledged and valued as the peak organisation for young Australian writers aged 12 – 30.

For the past 30 years, Express Media has been developing, supporting and promoting young writers through workshops that develop skills, through opportunities for constructive feedback and publication, and through awards and programs that recognise excellence.

Many talented writers, arts managers, editors and youth workers have contributed countless hours, paid and volunteer, to build Express Media into the thriving centre of creativity it is today.

Our network of alumni includes Benjamin Law, Liam Pieper, Anna Krien, Hannah Kent, Tom Doig, Lili Wilkinson, Justin Heazlewood and Van Badham among others who have gone on to have a significant impact in the Australian literary, artistic and political landscapes.

Express Media continues to build on a proud tradition of providing young people with opportunities to express themselves, with the aim of impacting positively on personal development and wellbeing. The organisation currently presents an annual artistic program that aims to develop creative skills and build capacity among young writers. It is driven by our vision, mission, values and goals, and is responsive to the needs of our community.