Big opportunities aren’t just for those peddling their pens in the big smoke. Young writers from across Australia can now apply to take part in Toolkits – a series of intensive, craft-specific online writing programs.
Toolkits is a rigorous 12-week program for writers aged 30 and under to develop their skills in a unique and exciting online environment. Each program includes one-on-one mentoring and feedback from an established writer, specialised presentations from guest artists and the opportunity to network with other young people working in the same literary form.
In 2016, 16 young writers will be selected to take part in either Toolkits: Poetry or Toolkits: Creative Writing. On completion of the Toolkits program, participants will be well equipped to submit work for Voiceworks, Express Media’s national youth literary journal, and respond to other opportunities for publication.
Toolkits is also open to all young writers including high school and university students, regardless of level of written experience. Young people living in outer-metropolitan, regional and remote areas of Australia are encouraged to apply. All you need is motivation and internet connection, so don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to refine your craft and be mentored by some of Australia’s best literary talent!
Applications are open from Wednesday May 11 and close Tuesday May 31.
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Toolkits: Poetry is presented by Express Media in partnership with Australian Poetry. Toolkits: Creative Writing is presented by Express Media in partnership with WestWords: Western Sydney’s literature development organisation for young people. The program is made possible with the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.