Join Colum McCann, award-winning international author (Apeirogon and Let the Great World Spin) and co-founder of Narrative 4, to experience the power of exchanging stories. In this half-day narrative workshop, Colum provides practical exercises to help participants develop their stories. Be ready to share a powerful story from your life and to hear others’ – for it is only when we truly listen to each other’s stories that we can write one worth telling.

Sydney Writers’ Festival is sponsoring one place per workshop for writers who may not otherwise be able to participate. Find more information and an online application form here.

Colum McCann (International)

Colum McCann

Colum McCann is the author of seven novels and three collections of stories. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he has been the recipient of many international honours, including the National Book Award, the International Dublin Impac Prize, a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French government, election to the Irish arts academy, several European awards, the 2010 Best Foreign Novel Award in China and an Oscar nomination. In 2017, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts. His work has been published in more than 40 languages. He is the Co-Founder of the non-profit global story exchange organisation, Narrative 4, and he teaches at the MFA program in Hunter College. His latest novel is Apeirogon, a story of two fathers in Israel and Palestine.