Graduate Testimonials

Life Writing

“I loved the group dynamic and the gentle but in-charge way that Patti managed the group. It was great to have the week in between to reflect and write. I came away feeling good about my creative self and reassured by the group, it just made me feel happy. Patti is a living embodiment of practicing what she teaches.”

Elizabeth Barclay

“I really enjoyed Patti’s depth of knowledge and experience, she was excellent. I highly recommend this course if you want to write a great memoir and autobiography. This course will give you tools for how to do it and where to start. It helped me to see from a different perspective of how to write effectively.”

Jo Seymour

“After the Life Writing course, I felt inspired to follow my passion to write. Patti was very encouraging and down to earth, she was professional and friendly. This course is the perfect start to writing a book. It is a stepping stone to much bigger things if you implement the skills that you learn. If you’re thinking about writing your story but are struggling with self-doubt, this course is for you. Take action and sign up, it will inspire you to follow your dreams!”

Reece Georgas

“I enjoyed discovering new ways of writing my life story. Patti was helpful, but most of all she was positive in all of her feedback. You will discover there are many ways of writing your life story.”

Sandy Morse

“I really enjoyed Patti; she connected with everyone in the room. The course provided me insight into how to turn a description of events into something someone might want to read. The Australian Writers’ Centre is a great place to meet some very interesting people in a strongly creative environment.”

Philippa Barrett

“I enjoyed the tips, practice, and the feedback from Patti and the group. Patti was engaging and inspirational. 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

“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. Patti was very knowledgeable and supportive. It was great to know 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

“Having to write and hearing and discussing others’ writings was excellent. Patti was excellent; always positive, encouraging, open and interesting as well as very knowledgeable. I would recommend anyone to go to Patti Miller as she is a marvellous teacher and you will learn a great deal and enjoy it.”

Lynn Elizabeth Barnett

“Patti Miller is very approachable and clear – she’s obviously an experienced teacher. Life Writing is a good kick-start to memoir writing, with practical tools and practical lessons.”

Annette Freeman

“Patti Miller made everyone feel comfortable. I really enjoyed getting to know the others in the class and the ‘secret writing’ exercise. Australian Writers’ Centre is in a great location and easy to access from the railway station. The email communication from the centre is great and the course content is relevant.”

Bronwyn Eileen Gallo

“Patti Miller was super and gave constructive feedback! If you can get there… Go do it!”

Leonie Curgenven

“I found Patti Miller to be a very clear, and empathic teacher. I learned a great deal about myself as well as my writing.
I say do the course – you will find out what you are doing well and learn how to improve your weaker areas!”

Elizabeth Shadlow

“Patti is such a positive person and she made it a lot of fun with our group whilst learning a lot. She has an amazing way of teaching and brings out the best in you.”

Ruby Rebic

“I enjoyed the opportunity to write and to share. I was able to start writing at the course and receive valuable feedback. I found it helped enormously to start me on writing my memoirs.”

Silma Ihram

“I have been encouraged, inspired and the writing I have done so far has helped me see my life in a different light.”

Judith McIvor

“Patti Miller was great. Very knowledgeable and easy to understand. Quite inspiring.”

Jane Barrie

“The teacher and the students were all very encouraging and informative. It has made me get into a habit of writing and has also given me the confidence to display my thoughts on the page

Katherine Badatzanis

“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 felt our needs were met.”

Jane Gilvear

“Patti is a wonderful teacher and mentor, great at making people feel relaxed and their contributions worthy.”

Helen Vatsikopoulos

“I enjoyed the small group, the writing tasks and the feedback. Patti was excellent!”

Marina Dassos