Young Writers Camp on the road this year

Pictured: Participants from the Young Writers Camp in 2017 with L’avenir, the zine they produced during the workshop.

The Young Writers Camp is an in-depth program of specialised creative writing workshops for young people aged 15-17. Delivered by professional writers and publishers, the goal of the Young Writers Camp is to facilitate a rich and affirming experience for young people with a passion for writing. These workshops help develop skills, expand creative potential, and identify real pathways to getting their writing out into the world.

“It gave me the confidence and tools I need to start regularly writing and putting it out to the world. It also allowed me to meet some really great people and gave knowledge and tips from professional writers.” – Participant, Young Writers Camp 2017.

This year, State Library of Queensland (SLQ) is excited to be partnering with Moreton Bay Region Libraries and Mareeba Shire Library Services so that we can take the Young Writers Camp to three Queensland locations. If you have young writers in your community who might be able to attend one of these events, please share this information with them.




State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane

3-5 April, for aged 15–17. Applications open here, closing March 22.

Kuranda Library

In partnership with Mareeba Shire Council, 9-11 April, for ages 15–17. For more information and bookings, contact the Kuranda Library: 07 4086 4735,

Arana Hills Library

In partnership with Moreton Bay Region Libraries, 13-15 April, for ages 15–17. Applications open here, closing March 16.

At Kuranda and Arana Hills libraries, SLQ and our team of writers and creatives are working with public library staff to co-design and co-deliver the program tailored to the unique attributes of the young people in their communities.

The Young Writers Camp is one of three SLQ programs supporting Young Writers, alongside the Young Writers Award and Young Writers Conference.

To hear and see more about what the Young Writers Camp offers watch the video of the event last year at State Library.