In this workshop bestselling crime writer J.P. Pomare (The Last Guests) guides participants through crafting compelling characters and bringing settings to life, through a series of writing exercises and discussion. Join J.P. to explore how setting informs character and how these elements of fiction interact to drive a compelling narrative.

Sydney Writers' Festival sponsors one place per workshop for attendees who may not otherwise be able to participate. Please apply via this online form. Applications close Monday 9 May. Those selected will be notified by email from Tuesday 10 May.

J.P. Pomare (Australian)

J.P. Pomare

J.P. Pomare is an award-winning writer whose work has been widely published. His debut novel, Call Me Evie, was critically acclaimed and won the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First Novel. J.P.'s novels In The Clearing and The Last Guests were critically acclaimed bestsellers, while his novel Tell Me Lies was a number-one Audible bestseller and was shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel and the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction. His latest novel is The Last Guests.