Workshop: Long-form journalism with Anna Krien
Saturday 19 May, 9.30am-12.30pm, Melbourne
Long-form journalism comes in many guises – from reportage to profiles to memoir. Whether you’re at the beginning of your journalism career, or want to brush up your technique, this workshop offers a comprehensive introduction to long-form essay writing.
Led by writer Anna Krien, the workshop covers the essential skills of feature writing – with an emphasis on what makes a long-form essay and how it differentiates from a standard news story. You’ll look at developing and structuring original stories with a feminist focus, talk about angles and interview techniques, research and revision, as well as where and how to pitch. Writing is a craft and in this intimate setting, participants will emerge with the necessary tools to tell their own true stories.
Participants will be required to bring a pitch idea or outline for a potential piece of writing to share in the workshop. This workshop is open to women and non-binary writers.
About the facilitator
Anna Krien is the author of the award-winning Night Games and Into the Woods, as well as two Quarterly Essays, Us and Them and The Long Goodbye. Anna’s writing has been published in The Monthly, The Age, Best Australian Essays, Best Australian Stories and The Big Issue. In 2014 she won the UK William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, and 2018 she received a Sidney Myer Fellowship.