What is the most engaging way to tell a story? Join Rick Morton, senior reporter with The Saturday Paper and author of One Hundred Years of Dirt and My Year Of Living Vulnerably, as he imparts the process behind writing engrossing creative non-fiction. Drawing from his extensive experience in long-form journalism, learn how to identify the most compelling angle, ask the right legal, moral and ethical questions, and find the details that hook readers.

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.

Rick Morton (Australian)

Rick Morton

Rick Morton is an award-winning journalist and author of three non-fiction books. My Year Of Living Vulnerably (Fourth Estate, 2021) documents the rediscovery of love after a Complex PTSD diagnosis. His debut memoir, One Hundred Years of Dirt (MUP, 2018), became a national bestseller and was a finalist in multiple awards. He is also the author of On Money (Hachette, 2020). Rick is a senior reporter at The Saturday Paper where he covers social policy, national affairs and science.