Life Writing

We all have a story to share. Learn how to tell yours.

This course is ideal for: Anyone with a story to tell from an experience or time in their life

If this course were a song: "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye

To be announced
Six Friday mornings
(12 hours total)
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Two consecutive Saturdays
(10 hours total)
To be announced
Two consecutive days
(10 hours total)

Take a trip back in time

The Australian Writers’ Centre is delighted to present a course on Life Writing with Patti Miller. The course explores creative autobiographical writing and will set you on the journey of writing your life. Patti is the author of the bestselling book Writing Your Life and she will show you how to shape your experiences into a well written, absorbing story.

I loved the luxury of sitting and talking about, and indulging in writing. It's something I love, but rarely have the time to immerse myself in. It was great to find out that I've been on the right track with lots of things and now have a whole heap of new tools to keep me going.

- Renee Bugg

This course will help you:

  • awaken memory and creativity
  • create the lived reality of your experience on the page
  • bring details to life
  • find structure to your work
  • and MUCH more.

There will be some readings, discussion and lots of writing with individual comment on your work. By its completion you will have made a start on your life story and have the confidence and techniques to continue.

You know you have a story to tell.

It’s your story.

You can be young, old, or any age in between.

  • You don’t need decades of experience to write about your life.
  • You don’t have to write about achieving success or overcoming obstacles.
  • You can have a perfectly ordinary life – and this course will help you learn how to find and reveal the extraordinary part of it.
  • You’ll discover, heal, share and explore a world of writing that’s bound to change … your life.

The course will give you practical guidance but also provide encouragement towards continuing to write and believing you can document your own life story.

- Christine Danger

Enjoy exclusive access to our AWC Graduates’ Club

Want to know where all the cool kids hang out? The Graduates’ Club of course! Now, calm down – there’s no cigars, leather armchairs or loud ticking grandfather clocks here. But it IS exclusive invitation only (on completion of a course) and it’s free!  Meet other writers online and share successes, seek help or just get something off your chest. Many students believe this ‘legacy learning’ is one of the most valuable things about our AWC community, and who are we to argue?

So if you want to receive feedback, support and a heads-up on opportunities … join the Club!


We’ll bring the world-class course content, industry-savvy presenters and a diverse community of like-minded people.
You just bring yourself.