Your memoir, your life, your unique story
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 best-selling book, Writing Your Life, and she will show you how to shape your experiences into a well-written, absorbing story.
The course includes workshops that 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 you will have the confidence and techniques to continue.
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VIDEO: What will you learn in the Life Writing course?
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.
Rave reviews about
“I found I had the ability to write about things: family life, and incidents in my life I had always wanted to expand. This course is a good way to get started on events in your life that you want to make sense of, to show to others.”
- Christopher Hill
“I enjoyed the supportive environment; interaction with other participants; and feedback on written material. Patti is simply magic. She is a very talented facilitator for creativity and a thoroughly likable person.
She is an entertaining and sensitive presenter who is skilled at helping each person to gain access to and realise their own creativity. She offers intelligent advice at every level.”
- Lee Harris
“I enjoyed the small group, the writing tasks and the feedback. Patti was excellent!”
- Marina Dassos
"It was extremely pleasant being in the company of other like-minded people going on their own life journey. I feel I have benefited enormously, giving me more of a chance of completing my story with a lot more inspiration to bring it to fruition. I think Patti presented the course beautifully and I felt our needs were met."
- Jane Gilvear
"The course pinpointed the areas of writing that I'd never thought about. The homework/exercises/readings made total sense. I am rewriting another draft of my memoir and feel that I can enrich it so much!"
- Lara Friedman
"I found the class very inspiring, informative and interesting. I learned so much in such little time. I also met some very wonderful people and enjoyed interacting with them each week. I feel more confident now to go ahead with my own projects as a result of the information given in the class."
- Julie Abrahams
Learn from the best
|Patti Miller has taught creative writing, with a particular focus on autobiographical writing, for 20 years. At the Australian Writers' Centre, you learn from the best – and we believe Patti is the best life writing teacher in Australia. She is the author of Australia 's best-selling autobiographical writing texts, Writing Your Life and The Memoir Book as well as The Last One Who Remembers (memoir), Child (novel), Whatever The Gods Do (memoir) and The Mind of a Thief (memoir/narrative non-fiction), her latest book, which was long-listed and short-listed for several awards and won the 2013 NSW Premier’s Prize for History. ... read more