Long-form journalism is having a moment, but the writers attempting it are often underpaid, under-resourced and facing unprecedented competition for audience attention. Join Richard Cooke as he shares his professional expertise and experience as an award-winning journalist and author. From ideas to note-taking, research to final edits, Richard’s workshop focuses on real-world examples and delivers one-on-one advice. It’s for anyone who wants to write the best possible long-form piece they can, but doesn’t want to take forever to do it.
This year, Sydney Writers' Festival is sponsoring one place per workshop (20 spots across the week) for writers who otherwise may not have the access to participate. To be considered for a position, please complete an application form by 12 April. Selected participants will be notified by email from the week starting 15 April. .
Richard Cooke (Australian)
Richard Cooke is The Monthly’s US correspondent, and contributing editor to the magazine. His writing has appeared in the Best Australian Essays, The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, The Sunday Times, Australian Foreign Affairs, and many other publications. He is also a writer for television and radio, and a former creative contributor to the Chaser team. In 2018 he was the Mumbrella Publish Award Columnist of the Year, and finalist in the Walkley-Pascall Award for arts criticism.