Should writers and journalists be characters in their own stories? Using first-person narrative in non-fiction writing and reporting can be a powerful way to engage readers, but what’s the line between compelling storytelling and self-indulgence? In this half-day workshop with award-winning journalist, writer and editor of Schwartz Media’s 7am podcast Osman Faruqi, learn when and how to include your own experiences in the stories you tell.

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.

Osman Faruqi (Australian)

Osman Faruqi

Osman Faruqi is the editor of 7am, Schwartz Media’s daily news podcast. He was previously the deputy editor of ABC Life and an award-winning reporter with the ABC’s flagship audio documentary program, Background Briefing. He presents on The Mix, the ABC’s arts and culture TV program, and was formerly Junkee Media’s news and politics editor. He has judged the Walkley Awards and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and sat on the Board of FBi Radio. He’s currently writing a book about race relations in Australia, due out in 2021.