2014 and Beyond: A Snapshot of the Centre for Youth Literature

A bright year beckons for youth literature, with 2014’s proof copies beginning to flood in to the office. So what lies ahead for us at the Centre for Youth Literature, and the partners we’re working with?

Centre for Youth Literature 2014-16 Strategic Plan

We’ve got four very clear goals that guide all our projects, events and networks.

We aim to be:

  • The leading source of information, expertise and opportunities about youth literature.
  • A dynamic champion for the voice and views of young adults.
  • Showcasing and developing innovative youth literature engagement models.
  • Advocates for the very best of Australian youth literature.

These are big aims, and we’ll be working closely with partner associations and festivals to achieve them. We are delighted to have been named a Key Literature Organisation for the Australia Council, working with our fine literary friends across the country to promote and develop youth literature networks.

Our Strategic Plan for the next three years goes into greater detail: it looks at the Australian youth literature landscape, has an overview of our past programs and looks ahead at the projects we’ll be working on.

Artistic Program

In practice, these aims mean we’ll have an annual artistic program that focuses on young people, professional development and advocacy for our writers and readers. We’ll be increasing our digital content, linking with many more partners and putting time, energy and heart into the programs you love: the Inky Awards, development of InsideaDog.com.au and preparing a cracking 2015 Reading Matters program.

Bring it on, 2014. It’s going to be a great year.


Want to get your team involved, or learn more about our programs? Leave us a comment below, or drop us a line at youthlit@slv.vic.gov.au.

Centre for Youth Literature Strategic Plan 2014-16

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