Through the Toolkits: Live series of live streamed YouTube sessions and interactive social media, participants can develop their writing skill set and hone their craft—all in the comfort of their own homes.
Participants will learn the ropes of writing memoir with Carly Findlay, explore the tools needed for digital and physical drawing with Rachel Ang, learn how to write authentic dialogue with Alison Evans, discover world-building, setting and atmosphere with Jamie Marina Lau, and more.
Toolkits: Live is open to all writers including high school and university students, regardless of writing experience. Young people living in outer-metropolitan, regional and remote areas of Australia are encouraged to jump on board— participants just need motivation and an internet connection.
The live-streamed sessions can watched via the Toolkits YouTube channel, and include:
Tuesday 9th April: Part Memoir, Part Manifesto with Carly Findlay (watch here).
Wednesday 17th April: Tools & How to Use Them with Rachel Ang
Tuesday 7th May: Writing Family with Jessie Cole
Wednesday 15th May: Self Indulgence with Eloise Grills
Thursday 16th May: The good place: World-building, setting and atmosphere with Jamie Marina Lau
Wednesday 29th May: Collaborative Storytelling with Alice Chipkin and Tava Tavassoli
Thursday 13th June: The voice of reason: Dialogue, point-of-view and perspective with Alison Evans
More information about Express Media Toolkits can be found on the Express Media website.
All past Toolkits: Live streams with writers such as Tony Birch, Claire G Coleman and Fiona Wright are also all free to view as many times as you like on Express Media’s YouTube channel.