Making Tracks

Express Media is delighted to present Making Tracks a travelling pop-up workshop series and zine publication aimed at developing the work of young writers in Australia.

Over four workshops, 10 young writers will meet with an Express Media writer and editor 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. They 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 Australia. 

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.

Over the last two years, Express Media has presented Making Tracks in Daylesford, Castlemaine, Wodonga and Perth. In season 1 of 2020, Express Media presents Making Tracks in Canberra and Adelaide. Making Tracks is free but registrations are vital. Each participant will receive a free Express Media Membership and four back issues of Express’ 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! 


Making Tracks: Canberra

Saturday 7th March –  Saturday 4th April
Ainslie Arts Centre, 30 Elouera St, Braddon (between Elder and Donaldson Sts).

Making Tracks: Adelaide

May and June – dates TBA


Express Media is committed to access, so if you would like to sign up and are experiencing financial hardship, please contact us via to be awarded one of our sponsored memberships.

Making Tracks: Canberra is presented by Express Media in partnership with Ainslie and Gorman Art Centres.

Making Tracks has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council.