Young Adult

The Centre for Youth Literature (CYL) aims to connect Australian teens to books, writing, and each other. Based out of the State Library, CYL provides a wide range of programs and events – including the biennial Reading Matters conference, and the Inky Awards; an annual award for youth literature decided by young adults, which is the only book award of its kind in Australia. Inside A Dog is CYL’s website for teens, where they can post book reviews, read a Writer in Residence blog or join/create their own book club.

In Footscray you will find the 100 Story Building, a centre for young writers. They support young people’s writing and collaborative publishing endeavours through education, arts and social enterprise.

Over the years Express Media has become an integral part of the community, helping young Australians under the age of 25 and offering opportunities for various writing, media and arts projects, including publishing Voiceworks magazine and awarding the John Marsden/Hachette Australia Prize for Young Australian Writers.

#LoveOzYA is a grassroots movement comprised of some 300 individuals from various corners of Australian youth publishing, dedicated to celebrating our young adult literature. What started as a social media conversation and hashtag has turned into a campaign promoting international awareness of Aussie YA books and authors, and encouraging a national 'Read Local' attitude in Aussie teens.

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares

23 September 2017

Event for Readers, Writers at Mary Who?

Story Camp

26 September 2017 to 28 September 2017
State Library Victoria

Join us for three days of workshops for storytellers aged 12–15.

2017 Inky Awards ceremony

2 October 2017
State Library Victoria

Join the celebrations at the 2017 Inky Awards ceremony!

BOOK LAUNCH - Untidy Towns by Kate O'Donnell

7 October 2017
The Sun Bookshop
Kate O'Donnell

Our very own Kate O'Donnell is launching her debut Young Adult novel, UN

Fleur Ferris/Mark Smith/Alison Evans Visit Squishy Minnie in Kyneton

8 October 2017

Event for Readers, Teachers, Writers at 80 Mollison Street, Kyneton

Book launch, meet and greet YA author Juliet M Sampson

8 October 2017

Event for Readers, Teachers, Writers at Brighton Library, 14 Wilson Street...