Young Writers Collective

The Young Writers Collective is our face-to-face program. 

It offers an open and encouraging space for young writers and creatives to learn from award-winning Australian WA authors and meet a group of like-minded young people.

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Duration: Students join us for 1 day per term, 4 days per year. A different author presents each term.
Suitable: Year 6 to Year 12. 
Cost: $120.00 per student, per year ($30 per term). Invoices for the total annual amount will be sent at the end of Term 1.

Our extensive line-up of Australian Authors are scheduled to join us live or present face-to-face in workshops in:

  • Perth Metro - Fremantle
  • Regional WA - Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, and Geraldton 

Young Writers Collective Timetable Perth Metro 2023

Young Writers Collective Timetable WA Regions 2023

To register students in the program, or to find out more, please email writers@thelitcentre.org.au or contact the Centre by phone (08) 9430 6869.

If you aren't able to attend our program in person, you may be interested in Young Writers Online. Find out more HERE


Register For Collective

Registrations are essential to ensure student numbers can be monitored, particularly in the regions. To avoid disappointment, please ensure timely communication with our staff as workshop dates do book out fast.  To register for Young Writers Collective in Fremantle (Perth Metro) please download and complete the appropriate registration form. Please email writers@thelitcentre.org.au with your completed permission and registration forms.

Fremantle Individual Registration Form

Fremantle School Registration Form

To register for Young Writers Collective in your region please download and complete the appropriate registration forms below and email writers@thelitcentre.org.au with your completed form.

Albany School Registration Form

Bunbury/Busselton School Registration Form

Geraldton School Registration Form


About Young Writers Collective Days

Download the promotional flyer for Young Writers Collective Here
Information for Parents and Teachers:
  • Gates open at 8.30 am and the workshop starts at 9 am.
  • The workshop finishes at 2.30 pm and our gates and bookshop close at 3 pm. 
  • It's a free-dress day (no school uniforms).
  • Students should bring their writing materials (notebook, pencil, pen...), recess snacks and lunch, water bottle, and hat.
  • All Western Australian presenters and the Centre's staff hold valid Working with Children Checks.

Please note we cannot provide any supervision of students before gates open at 8:30. 

All attending teachers are required to be available to supervise their students at all times as stated in the Department of Education Local Area Excursions Policy 2021.

The Literature Centre bookshop will be open at recess, lunch, and after the workshop from 2.30 pm to 3 pm. If they wish to, students will have the opportunity to buy some copies of the presenting author's books (cash and card accepted) and get them personally signed. 

Students may be photographed or filmed during the course of the year during Young Writer's days. Should parents not give permission, they need to sign and return the Centre's Photograph and Filming Permission Form. 

Permission Form


Terms and Conditions

In 2023, the Young Writers Collective will be back to its original annual format.

The collective is designed to give each student the experience of working with four acclaimed artists across diverse genres and creating styles every year. To ensure students get the most out of the program, teachers are encouraged to enroll their selected group of students for the whole year. We will of course continue to accept bookings for individual terms.

The fee is $120 per student for the year (one day per term) and the full 2023 invoice will be sent to schools in Term 1 based on the number of enrolled students. 

Extra attending students will be invoiced end of each term.

Enrolled students unable to attend will be offered the option to attend on a different day of the week or to access online writing workshops when available. 

Teachers will also be offered the option to replace students unable to attend with other students interested in the program. We hope you can appreciate that as a not-for-profit organisation we rely on bookings to offer this program and that refunds will not be available. 

Based on the Department of Education Guidelines for Local Excursions, we highly encourage and recommend teachers to exercise their duty of care obligations and accompany their group of students.

School groups of  >10 Year 6-8 students and groups of >15 Year 9+ students should be accompanied and supervised by a school teacher, particularly in Terms 1 and 2 when the students are new to the program.


Photo/Filming Permission 

Teachers, please be advised that the Centre will be filming and taking photos of participating students throughout the year during Young Writers Collective workshops. The photographs and short video compilations are used on our website for promotional purposes, in funding applications and occasionally used on our social media platforms. No student names are mentioned when content is posted on social media. 

Should a parent/guardian NOT give permission for your student/s to be recognisable in our photos or videos please email us the student/s full name. You’ll also be required to notify Centre staff on each of the participating Collective days on which student/s do not have permission to be filmed and photographed.

Please refer to the Permission Slip which can be downloaded from our website.


Invoicing

The School will be invoiced based on the details provided in the registration form and the number of students enrolled in the program. Please advise your School’s specific contact person and email address for invoicing so that we may direct our invoice to them. Please note invoices for the total annual amount will be sent at the end of Term 1.


👋 Teachers! Attend a Young Writers day for Professional Learning and see our program in action. 
Please have a look at our timetables above, let us know the date/year level/author that suits you, and get in touch. Attendance is free. Contact Deb at writers@thelitcentre.org.au