Digital Storytelling

What is digital storytelling? What kind of meaningful experiences can you create online? What makes digital storytelling different to other forms of writing?

Express Media is proud to present the 2022 return of Toolkits Connect: Digital Storytelling – an online course in the forms, skills, and ethics of creating stories for the web and beyond. This program will combine theoretical approaches, practical exercises, group workshopping, and one-on-one mentorship to guide young writers to experiment and develop their work in a range of digital forms.

Over a 12-week intensive, participants will work with Rory Green to develop their skills, workshop their work and connect with other writers as they analyse and produce work that buzzes, wobbles, and whirrs – writing that is interactive, generative, multimedia and massively online. During the off-weeks, the group and Rory will connect and share their work via a private online Discord channel, fostering connection and establishing relationships across the full 12 weeks.  

Participants also have the chance to learn from some of Australia’s best writers, with guest artists (to be announced) presenting live and online in sessions for young writers across the country. 

If you are a young writer or artist interested in digital storytelling, we want to hear from you!

Applications for this stream are now closed.


Rory Green | Toolkits: Digital Storytelling Facilitator

Rory Green is a writer, editor and digital media artist living and working on unceded Wangal land. Their interactive digital poetry has been published in Running Dog, The Lifted Brow, Cordite Poetry Review, and Going Down Swinging, as well as presented at festivals including BLEED, National Young Writers Festival, Freeplay Festival and Cementa. In 2022 they were a finalist in the Goolugatup Heathcote Digital Art Prize. Rory is an enthusiastic advocate and mentor in the digital storytelling space, having facilitated Express Media’s online learning program Toolkits: Digital Storytelling since 2020 and mentored through Ainslie and Gorman Centre’s Live Art Lab program. They have also delivered workshops on digital storytelling for Writers SA, Queensland Poetry, Emerging Writers Festival, and Digital Writers Festival. Rory is currently co-editor of digital lit journal Crawlspace and the Games Literature Editor for Cordite Poetry Review. 

Have a question? Need help with your application? Send an email to Express Media’s Creative Producer Magenta Sheridan at


Toolkits Connect: Digital Storytelling is generously supported by The Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.