Online Every Weekend in July
CYA All Stars Conference

for writers and illustrators of Children's, Young Adult and Adult stories,

is all about learning the craft of writing, illustrating, publishing and beyond.

From children’s board books through to fiction novels for adults, CYA is a place that provides professional development sessions for new and established writers and illustrators, across all writing genres. The sessions are designed to help artists improve their craft of storytelling, and to significantly increase their progress in their journey to publication of their next work.


2021 will be online masterclasses, workshops, bootcamps and assessments sessions conducted by Australian and International published writers, editors, agents, illustrators and industry professionals. 

The masterclasses and workshops will be available to rewatch for one week after they are presented.

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Agents & Editors

Competition Judge


was 2021

Writers at Sea 

Writers Retreat

  Cairns 2-10 November

While we still can't head out to sea, we can head to Northern Queensland and enjoy the sunshine and sea in between multiple writing workshops, group discussions and group writing sessions with fellow writers in Cairns.

Join Alli Sinclair and T.M. Clark for the 2021 writing retreat in Far North Queensland.

The perfect retreat to inspire creativity and rejuvenate your spirit.  Ideal for writers of any genre and experience.


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