In 2019, Express Media, in partnership with Wodonga Library presented Making Tracks in Wodonga!
Over four workshops every fortnight, 10 young writers met 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 was reserved for teaching writing fundamentals including structure, tone, ethics and editing, and the second hour was used to develop their own work. Participants learnt 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 provided an 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 had a week to submit their work to Express Media ready for publication.
In 2018, Express Media presented Making Tracks in Daylesford and Castlemaine, and 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’ premier literary journal, Voiceworks, all valued at $75.
Making Tracks: Wodonga
10am – 12pm, Saturday 16th February
10am – 12pm, Saturday 2nd March
10am – 12pm, Saturday 16th March
10am – 12pm, Saturday 30th March
The Wodonga Library
126 Hovell St, Wodonga Victoria, 3690
Joining Adalya is our guest artist, Robyne Young for Making Tracks: Wodonga, Saturday 16th March.
Associate Producer | 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.
Guest Artist | Robyne Young | @Robyne7
Robyne has more than 30 years’ experience as a journalist, columnist and writer of fiction and poetry. Her work has been published in On the Wallaby Track – Australian and Romanian writing; various FourW anthologies; Short and Scary; Seizure Flashers; Tincture Journal; ZineWest 2013 (3rd prize) and New Albury Writing. Her short story collections include The Only Constant and The Basket and The Briefcase. She is a past coordinator of Albury’s Write Around the Murray Festival.
Robyne holds a BA Communications (PR) and MA Organisational Communication from Charles Sturt University, and an MA Cultural and Creative Practice from the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University.
Making Tracks: Wodonga, Zine Artist | Amie Green
Amie Green (23) writes and draws queer, witchy and wormy things. She is an exhibiting multimedia artist and writes about fat and disability activism. She’s been published in Voiceworks, Concrete Queers, Farrago, Judy’s Punch, Camp, and Wasteland Online. Amie is passionate about arts education and has worked with non-for-profit Illustrators Australia. She is a former Media Officer of the University of Melbourne Student Union and Farrago editor.
She currently sits on the Voiceworks editorial committee and has designed and illustrated for several Melbourne journals and zines. Find her rollerblading around the Western suburbs of Melbourne and on Instagram @amiesgreenart.
Making Tracks: Wodonga is presented by Express Media in partnership with Wodonga City Council and Writers Victoria.
Making Tracks is generously supported by Australia Council for The Arts.