Young Writers Camp 2018

Word up workshops

This event is now in the past.

A three-day creative writing workshop for young people at State Library of Queensland - Applications close midnight on 22 March 2018.

Imagine three inspired days of creativity and collaboration, where you and  19 other like-minded young people will explore and develop your love of writing in a fun, relaxed, and supportive environment. Sound good? Then Young Writers Camp is for you!

Led by a team of professional writers, this immersive program of specialised workshops is designed to progress your skills, expand your creative potential, and identify real pathways to get your writing out into the world.

To be a part of this workshop series, participants will need to:

  • be aged 15–17 (as of 3 April 2018).
  • be available for the full period of the workshop series from 3-5 April 2018.
  • be able to travel to and from the Young Writers Camp each day

How to apply

Download the application form  (DOCX 38.8 KB) and send a completed application to

All applicants (successful and unsuccessful) will be contacted by 23 March 2017.

Please note: These workshops are subsidised by State Library of Queensland to make the program affordable and accessible to as many young people as possible. If however, the fee is a genuine barrier to participation, please let us know in an enquiry via phone or email.

New in 2018: Regional Young Writers Camps

In 2018 State Library of Queensland is partnering with Mareeba and Moreton Bay councils to bring the Young Writers Camp to both Kuranda and Arana Hills Libraries (for ages 15–17).

Kuranda Library,  in partnership with Mareeba Shire Council
9–11 April 

For more information and to book, contact the Kuranda Library:
07 4093 9185 |

Arana Hills Library, in partnership with Moreton Bay Region Libraries
13–15 April | Apply now  via the Moreton Bay Regional Libraries website.

Applications close Friday 16 March, contact the Arana Hills Library for more details:
07 3351 3401 |

3rd Apr 2018 9:00am-4:00pm
Every day, until 5th Apr 2018
Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank
More information:

Young People and Families
p: 07 3840 7927 | e:

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