CIJ Well Told 2019 will kick off in earnest on Friday 1 March at 6.30pm with our live event. Come to Goldsmiths and hear some of the finest narrative and longform talents from both sides of the Atlantic, including:

 Sam Knight, author of memorable Long Reads in the Guardian, including ‘London Bridge is down’: the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death. He now reports for The New Yorker from London, and writes their fortnightly Letter from the UK.

Jonathan Shainin is editor of Long Reads at the Guardian, a role he has had since the paper launched the section in 2014. He’s overseen hundreds of long articles as editor, and will be speaking about the process of choosing stories, working with writers, and the business of actually editing.

Christina Lamb, one of the UK’s most celebrated war reporters thanks to her work for the Sunday Times and other papers. She is also a best-selling author. Her narrative work consistently brings the vividness of real stories to her readers; she will talk about her work and her amazing journey.

Jeff Maysh, an acclaimed writer of longform narratives, especially about true crime. Based in LA, his stories routinely catch the eyes of readers and film producers alike, thanks to his ability to capture the drama of situations people get themselves involved in. He will be speaking about “The hero’s journey: mythical structure in true crime.”