Tracks: Geelong, the travelling pop-up program for young writers

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Tracks: Geelong, the travelling pop-up program for young writers

Are you a young person with a passion for writing? Want to be the next George RR Martin? Got an exciting tale to tell? Well, Express Media have a mega opportunity for you.

For those of you that don’t know the organisation, Express Media have been developing, supporting and promoting young writers through workshops that develop skills, through opportunities for constructive feedback and publication, and through awards and programs that recognise excellence for over 30 years.

Many talented writers, arts managers, editors and youth workers have contributed countless hours, both paid and volunteer, to build Express Media in to the thriving centre of creativity it is today. The group continues to provide young people with opportunities to express themselves, with the aim of impacting positively on personal development and well-being.

And lucky for us, this fantastic organisation is bringing their pop-up program ‘Tracks’ to Geelong at the end of the month for workshops, master classes, networking opportunities and special events. In partnership with Writers Victoria and Courthouse Youth Arts, the day will include presentations focusing on fiction writing, non-fiction writing, opportunities for young writers, how to share your work with others, and the editing and publishing process.

There will also be a number of special guests to hear from and talk to, including Amanda Sherring our very own Editor-in Chief at Forte Mag, award-winning writer, actor, social-activist, comedian and producer Candy Bowers, Claire Capel-Stanley from Writers Victoria, and Fiona Dunne from Express Media. Jenny Valentish who has worked at The Age, The Monthly, Rolling Stones and has been a sub-editor for Cleo, Dolly and Cosmo (just to name a few) will also be there to run a workshop, as will Maria Takolander who has won the inaugural Australian Book Review Short Story Prize with her fiction published and anthologised nationally and internationally.

If you’re aged 14 to 25 and have a love of writing and storytelling, this may be an exciting and hugely beneficial day-long event for you. Tracks is free for Express Media members to participate and attend to. If you’re not a member already, Tracks: Geelong costs $25 and includes membership to Express Media (normally $25) and Writers Victoria (normally $55).

Plus, the first ten participants to register will also receive a free one-year print subscription to Voiceworks (normally $60).

Get yourself to this brilliant event, for a seriously enriching and beneficial jam-packed day!

When & Where: Courthouse Youth Arts, Geelong – April 29

Written by Megan McNeel

Visit the website for more info and booking details.