Some of the most powerful stories come in the smallest packages. Join Ellen van Neerven (Throat) and explore different approaches to voice, form and function, and master the art of writing compact fiction with sophistication that exceeds your word count.

Once you have booked an online workshop, information on how to participate will be emailed to you by 12 April. If you have any queries, please email us at ticketing@swf.org.au.

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.

Ellen van Neerven (Australian)

Ellen van Neerven

Ellen van Neerven belongs to the Mununjali Yugambeh people of South East Queensland. Ellen is an award-winning writer, editor and literary activist. They have authored three books including a new poetry collection Throat, which explores different ways to be heard, and edited the anthology Flock: First Nations Stories Then and Now.