What constitutes nonfiction? How is memoir different to autobiography? What makes nonfiction different from other forms of art and writing? How do we write, research, and investigate stories that matter? What does the truth mean when writing nonfiction?

Express Media is proud to present Toolkits: Non-Fiction, an online course in the forms, skills, and ethics of writing non-fiction, combining theoretical approaches and practical exercises to guide young writers through the development of new work. 

During this 12-week intensive, participants explore the many and varied formats of non-fiction. 

Toolkits is first and foremost a practical initiative. Young writers will be encouraged to write, workshop and edit their writing throughout the course. They will hone their skills in textual analysis, create their own original work (which can be experimental, autobiographical, biographical or journalistic), explore the possibilities of collaborative work, and learn how to pitch work to publishers when they’re done. 

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. 


Hasib Hourani | Toolkits: Nonfiction Facilitator

Hasib Hourani is a writer, editor, and educator living on unceded Wangal Country. You can find his work in Meanjin, Overland, and Going Down Swinging, among others. His debut book of poetry will be published with Giramondo in 2024 and New Directions in 2025. 


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