I’ve enjoyed a career spanning 30 years in media, marketing and communications working across newspapers, television and radio as well as two stints with the Australian Olympic Team as a senior media officer in Sydney 2000 and Athens, 2004, and the joy of coordinating three Write around the Murray Festivals. The 2010 festival was awarded the NSW Local Government Association Library & Information Services Award. http://bit.ly/ltaw3v.

Contracts over the last five years have included: Marketing and Communications Manager, HotHouse Theatre (Albury Wodonga); Communications Officer, Regional Arts NSW (Sydney); Marketing Manager and The Flying Fruit Fly Circus.

Currently I am a lecturer at Charles Sturt University in Marketing subjects and freelance for the online lifestyle magazine, bordercafe.com.au

From July 2010 – December 2012 I wrote a fortnightly column for The Border Mail in Albury, NSW, Australia. Publications include The Only Constant (2012) and The Basket and The Briefcase (2003) and was selected to write a chapter for the progressive illustrated novel, Murray Time, Letao Press (2003) http://bit.ly/lWLDYx 

Other publications include Seizure Online, Tincture Journal, ZineWest, Four W Anthologies (numerous), Short and Scary, and New Albury Writing.

You can buy a copy of The Only Constant here.

In 2013 I completed the MA in Cultural and Creative Practice through the Writing and Society Research Centre, Western Sydney University.

In 2017 I am running Creative Writing Workshops in the Albury Wodonga area. Details for the upcoming workshops at Thurgoona Community Centre in June-July here.

If you would like to know more about my public relations and media consultancy click here.

You can email me at rlyoung@hotkey.net.au


5 Responses to About

  1. Finally got to read your blog. Congrats on being shortlisted for Shepparton. Good luck with the final results! Have a great time at the festival, if you go.

    • Thanks Carol. Looking forward to the lunch with Cate Kennedy.
      Also have been invited to attend the Emerging Writers Festival weekend of May 28-29 speaking about running literary events. I’m delighted to be invited.
      Attended this one for the first time last year and it was great value. Wonderful speakers.
      Thanks again for taking the time to comment.
      Warm wishes, Robyne

  2. Robyne Needham says:

    Hi, I have found you quite by accident but fascinated to find another Robyne with an e. You sound a very clever lady and it has been interesting to read a couple of your blogs. There seem to be a few of us around, with the “e” , but not very many. I am actually from Brisbane, am 64 years old, retired. and while not having had the interesting life you seem to have, it has, nevertheless been eventful and often creative. All the best, Robyne Needham.

    • Hello Robyne, My apologies for my delay in responding. I do know two Robynes with the ‘e’ here in Albury. I have the ‘e’ because when my father registered my birth he decided that’s how it should be spelt. I’m sure it has shaped the way I am! Thank you for taking the time to read some of the posts and also for taking the time to comment. Coincidentally Brisbane gets a mention in my latest collection of stories, “The Only Constant”. It’s a city I really love, but don’t have the opportunity to visit very often. Warmest wishes to you, Robyne

  3. Pingback: Writers in the Attic: Robyne Young | LOUISE ALLAN

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