Drawing on her experience as an award-winning writer and journalist, Stephanie Wood shares the tips and tricks she has learnt in writing personal essays for publication.

Stephanie’s work has appeared in publications including Good Weekend Magazine, The Guardian and Vogue. She is the author of Fake: A Startling True Story of Love in a World of Liars, Cheats, Narcisssists, Fantasists and Phonies. Stephanie has worked as an editor at newspapers including The Independent, The Daily Mail in London and The Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong. She is a former editor of The Age Good Food Guide and The Age Epicure section.

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.

Stephanie Wood (Australian)

Stephanie Wood

Stephanie Wood is an award-winning writer whose work appears in publications including Good Weekend Magazine, The Guardian and Vogue magazine. She is the author of Fake: A Startling True Story of Love in a World of Liars, Cheats, Narcissists, Fantasists and Phonies. Stephanie has worked as an editor at newspapers including The Independent and The Daily Mail in London and The Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong. She is a former editor of The Age Good Food Guide and The Age Epicure section.