6 March 2019

Making Tracks: Perth

Express Media, in partnership with Propel Youth Arts WA, is delighted to present Making Tracks: Perth, a travelling pop-up workshop series and zine publication aimed at developing the work of young writers in Australia.

Over four workshops every fortnight, 10 young writers will meet with Voiceworks Editorial committee member, writer and poet Maddie Godfrey, to hone their writing skills and workshop a piece for publication. With two hours set aside for each workshop, the first hour will be reserved for teaching writing fundamentals including structure, tone, ethics and editing, and the second hour will be used to develop their own work.

During the third workshop, writer, essayist and poet Rashida Murphy joins Maddie in conversation to speak to the local opportunities that are available for writers and provide an important networking opportunity.

Participants will learn how to work with an editor and also edit their own writing in preparation for publication in Making Tracks, an Express Media zine sharing stories from young people living in and around Perth.

This workshop series provides opportunity for emerging writers to workshop their writing, create and nourish a local youth writing community and a direct avenue to getting their work published. Following the workshop series, each participant has a week to submit their work to Express Media ready for publication.

In 2019, Express Media presents Making Tracks in Wodonga and Perth. Making Tracks is free but registrations are vital. Each participant will receive a free Express Media Membership and four back issues of Express Media’s premier literary journal, Voiceworks, all valued at $75.

If you’re aged 14 to 25 with a love of reading, writing, and storytelling, join us for Making Tracks: Perth!

Making Tracks: Perth

Week 1 | 11am – 1pm | Saturday 6th July 

Pilbara Room, State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis St, Perth WA 6000

Week 2 | 11am – 1pm | Saturday 20th July

Pilbara Room, State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis St, Perth WA 6000

Week 3 | 11am – 1pm | Saturday 3rd August

Room 202, City of Perth Library, 573 Hay Street, Perth WA 6000

Week 4 | 11am – 1pm | Saturday 17th August

Pilbara Room, The State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis St, Perth WA 6000

Applications are currently closed

For more information on how to submit your application, visit the Express Media website.

For all media inquiries, please contact Jes Layton, Communications & Administration Coordinator | 03 9094 7890 | marketing@expressmedia.org.au

Making Tracks: Perth is presented by Express Media in partnership with Propel Youth Arts WA. Making Tracks is generously supported by Australia Council for The Arts.