The Ian Potter Queens Hall will be closed from 4pm onwards on Wednesday 6 March for a Library event. It will re-open on Thursday 7 March at 10am.

Home > What's on > Teen Writing Bootcamp: Science Fiction

Teen Writing Bootcamp: Science Fiction


09 March 2023, 5:00pm6:00pm
16 March 2023, 5:00pm6:00pm
23 March 2023, 5:00pm6:00pm
30 March 2023, 5:00pm6:00pm
Bookings Bookings required
Location Online

Explore imaginative and futuristic concepts in your writing with author Lili Wilkinson. 

Workshop attendees will:  

  • Discuss the parameters and scope of science fiction. 
  • Brainstorm story and character ideas. 
  • Participate in worldbuilding exercises. 
  • Use characters as a tool to generate plot and structure.
  • Explore unexpected pathways, twists and reveals.

About Teen Writing Bootcamp 

The Teen Writing Bootcamp program provides budding teen writers with the opportunity to gain expert advice from great writers and tackle diverse writing styles and genres. 

The program engages teens in writing, literature, and publishing with the aim of inspiring, encouraging, and improving literary skills.  

All bootcamps are open to teens aged 13 to 18 years old from all around Australia. They are free to attend but require consent from a parent or guardian. Participation in this program will include sharing work created during the program. 

Please note: to register for this event you must be available for all 4 sessions. 

To ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time please read the Online participant instructions and guidelines on our website, along with our Privacy statement

State Library Victoria Cultural, Family & Student members get early access to our upcoming events. To get your tickets ahead of the crowd, become a member today. 

This program has been made possible with the generosity of Serp Hills Foundation and The JTM Foundation. 

About Lili Wilkinson 

Lili Wilkinson is the author of sixteen books, including Green Valentine, The Boundless Sublime and After the Lights Go Out. Lili has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne and now spends most of her time reading and writing books for teenagers.  

Her latest books are The Erasure Initiative and How To Make A Pet Monster: Smidgen.  


Our privacy collection notice and privacy policy provide information about how we collect and use your information, and how you can contact us.