Our own experiences are often the most powerful subject matter to draw on in our writing, providing a sense of authenticity and immediacy. But where is the line between engaging storytelling and self-indulgence? In this workshop with award-winning journalist Osman Faruqi, Editor of Schwartz Media’s 7am podcast, learn how to use first-person narrative in non-fiction writing and reporting to effectively engage readers and bring your own unique voice to the stories you tell. 

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.

Osman Faruqi (Australian)

Osman Faruqi

Osman Faruqi is Editor of Schwartz Media’s daily news podcast, 7am. He has worked as an editor at the ABC and was an award-winning reporter with the flagship audio documentary program Background Briefing. He has judged the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and is writing a book on race in Australia with Penguin Random House.