Get to Know You: Left to Write Facilitator, Maddie Godfrey!

Meet Maddie Godfrey, our Poetry Community Facilitator for Left to Write! Maddie Godfrey is a Perth-bred writer, poet, editor, educator and emotional feminist, who uses storytelling to facilitate compassionate conversations about social issues. At 25, they have performed poetry at The Sydney Opera House, The Royal Albert Hall, TedXWomen, St Paul’s Cathedral and Glastonbury Festival […]

Announcing the 2021 Kat Muscat Fellowship Shortlist

Express Media and the Kat Muscat Fellowship Committee are thrilled to announce the shortlist for this year’s Kat Muscat Fellowship, which offers support and development to a young Australian writer and/or editor of an underrepresented gender. The 2021 Kat Muscat Fellowship shortlist is: Millie Baylis, a writer and arts worker living in Melbourne, on Wurundjeri land. […]

Get to Know You: Left to Write Facilitator, Claire Cao!

Meet Claire Cao, our Fiction Community Facilitator for Left to Write! Claire Cao is a writer, editor and critic living on Dharug land. She edits fiction for Voiceworks and is a member of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement. You can find her work in publications such as Filmmaker, The Lifted Brow, Kill Your Darlings, SBS Life, Running Dog and The Big […]

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, […]