About CIJ Well Told 2019

Longform and narrative journalism present the most promising future for journalists who don’t want their lives to be controlled by clickbait and press releases. The UK’s only longform & narrative festival, CIJ Well Told 2019, is your chance to learn the best storytelling skills, shared by the country’s top talents. Get tickets below and keep in touch via the Well Told newsletter.


CIJ Well Told 2019 is going to be an amazing experience – with essential insights for writers, editors, and audio and video producers from some of the best narrative and longform journalists. Speakers include:

  • Christina Lamb, whose bravery as a war reporter and skills as a storyteller make her such a valued voice in UK media
  • Sam Knight, London-based staff writer for the New Yorker and author of its regular Letter from the UK
  • Barry Newman, doyen of the front-page news feature, whose skill at finding and telling human stories which reveal greater truths was a joy for WSJ readers and is an inspiration for journalists today

Sessions will cover a glorious variety of subjects, including the science of storytelling, a primer on the elements of narrative journalism, alternative ways to make your journalism pay, how to make an award-winning podcast, how and where to tell stories in infographics, how to pitch to editors, and traps to avoid when promoting articles for readers.

More speakers and sessions will be released soon.


Freelance (earlybird)

45 GBP
  • Entry on Friday evening, 1 March
  • Entry on Saturday 2 March
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Standard (earlybird)

55 GBP
  • Entry on Friday evening, 1 March
  • Entry on Saturday 2 March
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150 GBP
  • Narrative workshop, Friday afternoon 1 March
  • Entry on Friday evening, 1 March
  • Entry on Saturday 2 March
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Event venue

  • Goldsmiths, University of London, 8 Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW
  • +44 20 7193 9285
  • info@welltold.org



Well Told is generously supported by

Well Told

The UK's first ever longform conference

The first Well Told was held in May 2017, and featured Radio 4's Manveen Rana, the New Yorker's Ed Caesar, Pulitzer Prize-winner Tom French and author Emma Jane-Kirby, and many others.


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