Meet the young poets of Toolkits: Poetry!

We’re stoked to be kicking off Toolkits: Poetry with 8 talented young poets from across Australia, participating in Toolkits: Poetry. In just the third year of the Toolkits program, we received many applications, making the selection process a difficult one. For 12 weeks, these young poets will explore the histories, language and the changing face […]

Briohny Doyle and Tresa LeClerc lead The 2018 Scribe Nonfiction Prize Masterclass

We’re delighted to announce that Briohny Doyle and Tresa LeClerc will lead The 2018 Scribe Nonfiction Prize Masterclass. Now in its sixth year, The 2018 Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers is a unique development award to foster talented writers aged 30 and under writing longform nonfiction. Entries are currently open, and submissions between 5,000 and […]

Myfanwy Jones and David Golding lead The 2018 Scribe Nonfiction Prize Live Q&A

We’re delighted to announce that Myfanwy Jones and David Golding will lead The 2018 Scribe Nonfiction Prize Live Q&A Now in its sixth year, The 2018 Scribe Nonfiction Prize is a unique development award to foster talented writers aged 30 and under writing longform work. Entries are currently open, and submissions between 5,000 and 10,000 words are welcome across […]

2018 Teacher Resource

The John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers awards unforgettable opportunities for students of secondary school age, across the categories of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. The following resource has been created by our Schools Program Producer Rafael Ward, exclusively for this year’s competition. Click here for the 2018 TEACHER RESOURCE KIT This teaching kit […]

Announcing Tracks: Bendigo!

Express Media is delighted to present Tracks a travelling pop-up program for young writers that brings the best of Express Media’s workshops, masterclasses, networking opportunities and special events to communities across Australia. On 11 August, we’re bringing the Tracks program to Bendigo, partnering with Writers Victoria and Bendigo Writers Festival (August 10 -12) to take […]

2017 Toolkits: Fiction participant, Anneliz Erese

Toolkits is a rigorous 12-week program for writers aged 30 and under to develop their skills in a unique and exciting online environment. Each program includes one-on-one mentoring and feedback from an established writer, specialised presentations from guest artists and the opportunity to network with other young people working in the same literary form. In […]

You’re invited to the Express Media’s 2018 Annual General Meeting

An annual general meeting (AGM) is a meeting held once a year, which all members of an organisation are invited to attend. The purpose of an AGM is to give members a report on the organisation’s activities and finances for the previous year, to allow time for members to ask questions, and to elect members […]

Announcing the 2018 Kat Muscat Fellow

Express Media is honoured to announce Ana Maria Gomides as the winner of the 2018 Kat Muscat Fellowship. The annual Kat Muscat Fellowship offers professional development up to the value of $3,000 for an editorial project or work of writing by a young female-identifying or non-binary person. Now in its third year, the Fellowship aims to continue […]

January 26, 2018

On January 26 2018, the offices of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, Express Media, Melbourne Writers Festival and Writers Victoria will be open. Individual staff members at these organisations have chosen to work on January 26, and as a result the organisations will remain open. The organisations support their employees’ decisions to express solidarity with First […]