Young Writers Online

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Due to popular demand, our innovative Young Writers Online program will continue in 2021, running simultaneously with the Collective program (face to face).  Unlike our inaugural year, bookings will be made PER SEMESTER  to assist with the administration of the program. 

We're excited to deliver creative learning opportunities for young people, Years 6 to 12, via a series of videos by top Australian YA Authors. Our award-winning authors present a range of activities and challenges that focus on student learning and creative writing. Students receive the suite of writing sessions by each author (2 per semester) tailored to their year level. We’ve kept flexible program delivery in mind so that it fits easily into your classroom and/or home online situation.  

What to Expect

Download the promotional flyer for Young Writers Online HERE
  • Imaginative and creative writing warm-ups. Hook your students into writing!
  • Development of writing skills and processes guided by award-winning Australian YA authors.
  • Tips on generating, organising and editing writing ideas.
  • Opportunity to develop students' reading journey through author readings from their books.
  • Introduction to new genres to expand reading repertoire.
  • Insights into how an author thinks and writes.
  • A practical learning opportunity which directly supports classroom activities.
  • Superb professional learning with PL certificate towards Teacher Registration hours for all participating teachers and librarians. 

Online Timetable

SEMESTER 2, 2021 - It's our pleasure to announce our exciting Online program of presenting authors for Semester 2, 2021 (available Terms 3-4): 

Year 6 Students - James Foley (WA)  See James' Session Content Flyer

Year 7-8 Students - Brian Falkner (QLD)  See Brian's Session Content Flyer

Year 9-12 Students - AJ (Amanda) Betts (WA)  See Amanda's Session Content Flyer

Choose the author for your year level PLUS participants also have access to a series of videos from our Author Library eg. recordings previously released that you may have missed.  

Teachers/Parents - the additional author videos you can choose for the semester are:

Author Library Year 6

Deb Fitzpatrick (WA) See Deb's Content Flyer

Meg McKinlay (WA) See Meg's Content Flyer

Deborah Abela (NSW) See Deborah's Content Flyer


Author Library Year 7-8

Barry Jonsberg (NT)  See Barry's Content Flyer

Scot Gardner (VIC)  See Scot's Content Flyer

Dianne Wolfer (WA) See Dianne's Content Flyer


Author Library Years 9-12

Anthony Eaton (ACT)  See Anthony's Content Flyer

Isobelle Carmody (QLD)  See Isobelle's Content Flyer

Mark Smith (VIC)  See Mark's Content Flyer

Meg McKinlay (WA) See Meg's Content Flyer

Scot Gardner (VIC) See Scot's Content Flyer

Michael Pryor (VIC) See Michael's Content Flyer

Online Delivery

We will provide 6 x 30 minute sessions/lessons OR 9 x 20 minute sessions/lessons (approximate time). These are pre-recorded and are designed to be viewed in sequence.  Each will include the background to, and a reading from, one of the author’s books; a discussion of the writing idea the author is exploring with the students; and an outline of a creative writing task to be done later by the students at the teacher’s discretion following the session. This format may vary slightly between sessions.

We know that breaking up sessions provides flexibility in delivery. It is your choice! For example, schedule one session per day, one per week or deliver all together for one big ‘writing day’. Links for all sessions are sent together. They will direct students to the Centre's private Vimeo platform, with access monitored and an expiry date set. These details are provided following registration.

Register for Online

Suitable: Year 6 to Year 12
New Cost: $30 per student, per semester (2 terms, 2 authors)

Please complete our Young Writers Online registration form below - either the School version (for Teachers registering student groups) or the Individual version (for Parents registering their child directly).

For Student Groups in 2021 -  Young Writers Online School Form

For Individual Students in 2021 -  Young Writers Online Individual Form

Remember, students will enjoy access to two sets of Author recordings for the Semester, for the one low fee. On the form choose one new presenting author PLUS one from our Author Library (previous recordings).

Once registration forms have been received, copyright forms will be released, followed by the video links which can be accessed throughout the semester.

We Can Help!  

Please direct enquiries for both programs to our Coordinator via or call the Centre on 08 9430 6869.