I write books for children and young adults. Sometimes I write short stories for grown-ups.

Danielle Binks

Events

The Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers

The Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers

The Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers is a developmental award open to Australian secondary school-aged students across the nation.

The prize recognises writing excellence in three categories: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction and Poetry. Entries can include writing for readers of any age.

Entries will open June 7th, 2021, and close 11:59PM AEST August 12th, 2021.

The Prize is sponsored by Hachette Australia and administered by Express Media, Australia’s peak youth literary organisation. Shortlisted writers get the opportunity to receive mentorship from an established author. In 2021, the Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers Mentor is Danielle Binks!

The Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers gives young writers the opportunity to hone their skills under the guidance of some of Australia’s favourite authors. The Prize aims to ignite passion for creative writing and poetry in the minds of Australia’s secondary school students, and to encourage them to pursue writing and publishing opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.

  • 7 June, 2021
  • Entries for the 2021 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers will open June 7th, 2021

    Have a question about the prize? Contact Jesse Oliver, Creative Producer, at¬†[email protected]

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Teen Salon 2 at Eltham Bookshop

Teen Salon 2 at Eltham Bookshop

Teen Salon Two – Saturday August 7th

Join ELTHAMbookshop for Teen Salon 2 with three exceptional children’s and YA authors: Danielle Binks, Archie Fusillo, Wendy Orr in conversation with Robert Verhagen

Saturday August 7th 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Venue: Little Shop on the Top (above ELTHAMbookshop)

22 Commercial Place, Eltham

Entry: Single $20.00 includes one copy of the featured books or a $25.00 gift voucher, and afternoon tea.

Prepaid bookings are essential: 9439 8700

  • 7 August, 2021
  • 3:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Little Shop on the Top (above ELTHAMbookshop) 22 Commercial Place, Eltham

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Farrells Bookshop – 2021 WRITING AND ILLUSTRATION COMPETITION

Farrells Bookshop – 2021 WRITING AND ILLUSTRATION COMPETITION

After a brief break last year, Farrells’ story competition is back. But this year comes with a twist! This time, they‚Äôll be accepting submissions of writing AND illustration, from both kids AND adults! For the first time they‚Äôre using a prompt for our competition: ‚ÄėOLD WORLDS, NEW WORLDS, OTHER WORLDS‚Äô. This is the Children‚Äôs Book Council of Australia‚Äôs Book Week theme for 2021, and should form the inspiration for your stories and illustrations. There are prizes up for grabs and the chance to have your work published on our website, so get writing (and drawing!).

Winners will be announced in-store on Saturday 28 August by our wonderful guest author, Danielle Binks. This is the last day of Book Week for 2021 and a perfect opportunity for us to celebrate the vibrant and creative community down here on the Mornington Peninsula.

Entries close 18th July 2021

  • 28 August, 2021
  • Check the Farrells website for submission guidelines: https://www.farrells.com.au/2021-writing-and-illustration-competition/

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‘Tell Me How It Started’ at Melbourne Writers Festival

‘Tell Me How It Started’ at Melbourne Writers Festival

Being a teen is tough, but what happens when life¬†really¬†puts your courage to the test? In this panel event, three novelists reveal the inspiration behind YA stories of young women facing down fears‚ÄĒfrom a former child actor, to a viral singer, to the friends of an abducted student. Don‚Äôt miss¬†Danielle Binks¬†(The Monster of Her Age),¬†Will Kostakis¬†(The Greatest Hit) and¬†Leanne Hall¬†(The Gaps) as they reveal the origins of their ideas on stage with¬†Melissa Keil.

‘YA‚Äôll Are Doomed: Dystopian Fanfic Showcase’ at Melbourne Writers Festival

‘YA‚Äôll Are Doomed: Dystopian Fanfic Showcase’ at Melbourne Writers Festival

Strap yourself in as a showcase of the country’s most imaginative writers for young adults present a new piece of fanfiction about their favourite characters from literature, TV and film surviving (or not) the end of the world. Whether it’s a zombie apocalypse, alien invasion or all-out cybergeddon, expect the unexpected as some of pop culture’s best-loved icons are dropped into dystopian scenarios. Featuring Danielle Binks, Sophie Gonzales, Samera Kamaleddine, Amie Kaufman and Garth Nix with host Will Kostakis.

  • 11 September, 2021
  • 5PM
  • Trades Hall, Fringe Common Rooms

    Due to COVID-19 border restrictions that affect participants in this event we are not releasing tickets at this time. We are working through contingencies and will provide updates soon. Subscribe to the MWF eNews for updates and ticket releases.

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