Friday, 21 March 2014

Youth Magazine Publishing Opportunity

Do you know a 12-24 year old person living in Melton City Council who might be interested in being published in a magazine that represents the youth of our community and their thoughts, concerns, ideals and life goals? 

If so, please invite them to submit their short stories, poetry, reviews, health and wellbeing articles, photos and artwork for publication in the leading youth publication within Melbourne's West, No Restrictions.

Melton City Council's Youth Services is funding the project and will be printing 2,000+ copies that will be available for free at key locations within our community. We will also be producing an electronic version and hope to place on the iStore and GooglePlay.

An eclectic, talented and enthusiastic group of young Melton City Council residents are making all of the decisions, designing the magazine and contacting printers, etc. My role within the group is to guide them through the writing, editing and magazine production processes, and make it fun!

We meet every week from 4:30pm until 6:30pm-7:00pm in the Taylors Hill Youth Centre internet lounge (121 Calder Park Drive, Taylors Hill). Melton's Youth Services also provides free transport from the Melton Youth Facility (193 Barries Road, Melton). 

If you know someone who might want to join the editorial team, please contact Melton's Youth Services on 9747 5372 or send an email to

A counselor from Djerriwarrh Health Services also attends our meetings and will provide advice on health and wellbeing articles – we already have a few on bullying, anxiety, physical disability and managing exam pressure. Keep them coming!

Thank you,

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Kerry Greenwood interview - Rotunda in the West

Relive Kerry Greenwood's interview on the Rotunda in the West stage and take a peek inside her writing space and home.

Be sure to visit our YouTube channel on Wednesdays and Sundays for the next few weeks to see the rest of Kerry's interview as well as videos from Andrew Knight's conversation with Hannie Rayson, and William McInnes talking with Michelle Fincke.