Young Writers Program

Do you have a Harry Potter trapped within you bursting to be free? Do you know someone between the ages of 10 and 19 who find it hard to suppress their written words? Then check out the latest Young Writers' Program for Kids on offer by the Queensland Writers Centre.

These workshops are sure to bring out the budding author in you. I'm especially intrigued by the Story Safari and wish I knew the appropriate age-reversing spell which would make me 10 again so I could don my khakis and tag along with Tristan Bancks.

Aimee Lindorff
Write On! (Age 12 – 17) with Aimée Lindorff
Tuesdays (Term 2)
Commences 16 April, 4:30 – 5:30pm.
Do you love to write? Want to make new friends with similar interests? In this 10-week workshop series with Aimée Lindorff, you’ll learn the secrets of building tension between your heroes and villains though narrative, themes and story structure. Discover the core ingredients of great storytelling, from getting ideas out of your head and onto paper, to dialogue, characters and setting. Explore novels, comics, transmedia and more!
Tristan Bancks Head of Safari

Story Safari (Age 10 – 15) with Tristan Bancks
Monday 24 July 10:30am – 4:30pm
Calling all young imaginations with a love of adventure! Come on an outdoor writing voyage with Tristan Bancks, exploring South Bank’s parks, people and places. Like true documentarians, discover all the benefits of transforming real life stories into a written world on a page, and learn to use your own life, and the world around you as inspiration. An opportunity not to be missed!
Kathleen Noud - short but sweet
Short Story Workout (Age 14 – 19)  with Kathleen Noud
Sunday 28 July 10:30am – 4:30pm
Need some help stretching out a story from concept to prose? Or maybe you’ve got a not-quite-novel-length idea that you want to compress? Join Kathleen Noud for this one-day workshop, and learn the art of the short story. Roald Dahl and Neil Gaiman did it, and so can you! This workshop is perfect for young writers looking at submitting to the State Library’s Young Writers Award.
All events will be held in Queensland Writers Centre offices, Level 2, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane.
If you are interested in learning more or signing up for a course just get in touch with QWC at


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