Making Tracks

Express Media is delighted to present Making Tracks: a travelling workshop series and zine publication.

Each workshop includes one-on-one mentoring and feedback from an established writer, alongside a specialised presentation from a guest artist, plus the opportunity to network with other young writers. If you’re aged 14 to 25 with a love of reading, writing, and storytelling, Making Tracks is an exciting opportunity to workshop your writing or comics and learn how to edit your work, work with an editor and prepare your work for publication. Following the workshop, participants will be invited to submit their work for publication in our inaugural edition of the Making Tracks zine, showcasing the work of young writers from regional Victoria.

In 2018, Express Media presents Making Tracks in Castlemaine, Daylesford and MaryboroughMaking Tracks is free but registrations are vital. Each workshop has up to ten places, first in best dressed. Each registration includes four back issues of Express’ premier youth literary journal, Voiceworks, and a free membership to Express Media.


9am – 1pm, Saturday 13th October
Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre
Room: The Courthouse
13 Camp St, Daylesford VIC 3460

With special guests Adalya Nash Hussein (The Lifted Brow & Voiceworks) and Hella Ibrahim (Djed Press)

With thanks to the Hepburn Shire Council. 



9am – 1pm, Saturday 20th October
Mondo Lounge
30 Templeton, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450

With special guests Adalya Nash Hussein (The Lifted Brow & Voiceworks) and Azja Kulpińska (Wild Tongue)



9am – 1pm, Saturday 27th October
Maryborough Regional Library
91 Nolan St, Maryborough VIC 3465

With special guests Adalya Nash Hussein (The Lifted Brow & Voiceworks) and Timmah Ball (Wild Tongue)

With thanks to the Central Goldfields Shire Council. 



Adalya Nash Hussein | @adalyanh

Adalya Nash Hussein writes and edits nonfiction. Her work has appeared in Voiceworks, The Lifted Brow and Going Down Swinging. She has been one of EWF’s MRC Writers in Residence and a Wheeler Centre ‘Next Big Thing’. She is the Online Editor of The Lifted Brow and a nonfiction editor for Voiceworks.

Hella Ibrahim | @djed_press

Hella Ibrahim is an Egyptian-Australian Muslim editor with a passion for activism through writing and publishing. She works as a project editor at an education publishing company on weekdays, and is the founder and editorial director of Djed Press, an online publication that provides a paid platform for creators of colour. Photo by Husny Thalib.

Azja Kulpińska 

Azja Kulpińska is an immigrant from Poland currently based in Narrm on the land of the Kulin Nations. Azja is a writer, zine-maker, Theatre of the Oppressed practitioner and community mental health worker. Azja is a co-founder of Wild Tongue zine. The latest edition of Wild Tongue, which focuses on critiquing the mainstream arts industry has just been launched at Next Wave Festival 2018.  

Timmah Ball 

Timmah Ball is a freelance writer and zine maker. Her work has appeared in Meanjin, un Magazine, The Westerly, Overland, The Lifted Brow online, Cordite and The Griffith Review. She recently co-produced Wild Tongue Zine volume 2 for Next Wave exploring the issues of unpaid labour and unacknowledged class privilege in the arts. Her first chapbook will be released  through Rabbit Poetry.

Making Tracks is generously supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and the Regional Centre for Culture Program, a Victorian Government initiative in partnership with the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and The City of Greater Bendigo.