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Get to Know You: Left to Write Facilitator, Fleur Kilpatrick!

Meet Fleur Kilpatrick, our Playwriting Community Facilitator for Left to Write! Fleur is an award-winning playwright, a director and educator, focused on building a kinder, more sustainable theatre community. Her plays have won the Max Afford (Whale, 2018), Jill Blewett (Blessed, 2016), the inaugural Helen Noonan Award (Whale, 2019) and the Melbourne Fringe Best Emerging Playwright Award. She […]

Get to Know You: Left to Write Facilitator, Lujayn Hourani!

Meet Lujayn Hourani, our Non-Fiction/Memoir Community Facilitator for Left to Write! Lujayn Hourani is a Palestinian writer, editor, and arts worker living on unceded Wurundjeri Country. Their writing worries expectations of land, identity, and the relationship between the two. Lujayn has been programmed at Emerging Writers’ Festival, Digital Writers’ Festival, National Young Writers’ Festival, and Freeplay, […]

Applications for season 1 of Toolkits 2021 are now open!

Express Media is proud to present the 2021 return of Toolkits: Fiction, Graphic Narratives and Nonfiction! Each program is a 12-week intensive, where 8 young writers explore their chosen form in both theoretical and practical ways. Toolkits is first and foremost a practical initiative. Young writers will be encouraged to write, workshop and edit their writing throughout […]

The Sudden Writing Prize Winner – Raphail Spartalis for ‘Little Apocalypse’

Little Apocalypse The light from above was bright and full and covered our soft amber floor in incredible rays of dancing white, glinting and gleaming as it caught the bubbling water at odd angles. The pool always took on an air of tranquillity at the early hours of the morning; the crabs were still asleep, […]

The 2020 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers Poetry Winner – Aleksandr Little

Aleksandr Little’s story A Kriol Love Call has been awarded The 2020 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers in the category of poetry. Aleksandr was presented with the award online at the National Young Writers Festival at a special event, and won a $500 cash prize, an exclusive book pack from Hachette Australia and acknowledgement of […]

The 2020 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers Fiction Winner- Soledad Musk

Soledad Musk’s story My Mother Wanda has been awarded The 2020 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers in the category of fiction. Soledad was presented with the award online at the National Young Writers Festival at a special event, and won a $500 cash prize, an exclusive book pack from Hachette Australia and acknowledgement of […]

The 2020 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers Creative Nonfiction Winner – Zainab Safi

Zainab Safi’s story Cigarettes and Gasoline has been awarded The 2020 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers in the category of creative nonfiction. Zainab was presented with the award online at the National Young Writers Festival at a special event, and won a $500 cash prize, an exclusive book pack from Hachette Australia and acknowledgement of […]