School Programmes

The Literature Centre has a range of workshops for students from Pre-Primary to Year 12 and professional learning opportunities for teachers.

Talented Young Writers’ Programme (TYWP)


Each term, several groups of students come together for a full day workshop with one of Australia’s top Authors for young adults.  The highly successful TYWP has been expanding steadily over the past 15 years, and incorporates three age groups: Youth Literature Day students (years 9-12) and Young Writers’ Day students (years 7-8) and Junior Writer Days (Year 6).   The Programme is conducted in 5 locations across WA each school term: Fremantle, Bunbury, Busselton, Albany and Geraldton.

The purpose of the TYWP is to nurture a group of young writers over several years by exposing them to superb Authors, but also enabling them to meet and form friendships with other like-minded readers and writers. The students find these one day workshops informative, practical, intense, inspiring and fun.  The students will have a well developed piece of writing by the end of each workshop.

The Authors who work with us are carefully chosen because of their list of critically acclaimed publications in many genre, a warm and empowering presentation style, different personalities and backgrounds, and a varied approach to the craft of writing.  Each Author is a brilliant teacher of his/her craft.   The Literature Centre's Director or Education Officers manage the room each day, working alongside the presenting Author.  

There are so many Authors involved in the programme throughout Western Australia, all attesting to its value not only for the students but for them as presenters.  Please click through to the 'TYWP Writers' section of this website for further details and a timetable.  To register students in the programme or to find out more, please contact the Centre on (08) 9430 6869 or email: tywp@thelitcentre.org.au

Duration: Students attend 1 day per term, 4 days per year.  A different Author presents to them each term. 

Suitable: Year 6 to Year 12.  Workshops presented by Authors with assistance by Centre staff.

Cost: $120.00 per student, per year  (current 2018)