Essayists are scavengers of the mundane, gleaning ideas from daily life by looking, reading, listening and experiencing. How do we style the ‘mundane everything’ into interesting prose that is honest and original? How do we achieve unconventionality while prioritising coherence? Consider essay forms beyond the traditional in this full-day workshop with author Ellena Savage (Blueberries). Discover the infinite possibilities essays offer, as you read and discuss artful essays, and embark on some elegant essaying of your own.

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 here.

Ellena Savage (Australian)

Ellena Savage

Ellena Savage is an Australian author whose work examines the unbreakable nexus of intimate and public, and can be read in Sydney Review of Books, The Paris Review Daily, Meanjin, Cordite, and The Lifted Brow, of which she is a former editor. Ellena has a PhD in Creative Writing with a focus on feminist literary criticism and the contemporary essay, and is a 2019-2021 Marten Bequest Travelling Scholar. Blueberries is her debut essay collection.