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 stand-out digital storytellers, with special guests Jini Maxwell and Mohamed Chamas presenting live and online sessions for the next generation across the country.

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

Become an Express Media Member!

Applications to Toolkits Connect are free for Express Media members along with a number of other perks, events, and opportunities. If you’re not already a member, you can easily sign up here.

Note: 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.

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


Season two 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 Taper, as well as presented at festivals including BLEED, National Young Writers Festival, Freeplay Festival and Cementa. Rory is an enthusiastic advocate and mentor in the digital storytelling space, having facilitated Express Media’s online learning program Toolkits: Digital Storytelling from 2020-2022 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 was previously editor at Voiceworks Online, and is currently Games Literature Editor of 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.