Lifestories with Patti Miller

Upcoming Book events

    Author In Conversation and Panel
    Bendigo Writers Festival
    11, 12, 13 August  See

    Author Talk
    Wed 23rd August
    Rockdale Library
    Writing True Stories



Upcoming Workshops

    Please Note: In 2017 there is one Paris Memoir Workshop in October. It fills very quickly so please book early to avoid missing out.



Paris, France
Title: Writing In Paris
Topic:   Memoir and Creative Non-fiction
Date/Time: 12th – 28th   October
Length:     9 full morning workshops ( 10 am – 1 pm) plus consultations, staying 16 nights, 17 days
Presented by: Bookshop Travel
Location: Paris, France

Bookings/Info:   Or

    Title: Life Writing
    Topic: Introduction to life writing
    Date: 3
    rd Nov – 8th December
    Length – 6weeks, Fri mornings 10 am – 12 pm
    Presented by: Australian Writers Centre
    Location: Milsons Point, Sydney
    Bookings and Info:

    Title:Focus Week – Advanced Memoir
    Topic: Memoir masterclasses
    Date: 27
    th Nov – 3rd Dec
    Length – 1 week intensive - 3 mornings of workshop
    Presented by – Varuna, a Writers’ House
    Location: Cascade St, Katoomba
    Bookings by application:

February 2018

Title: True Stories

Topic: Memoir and Narrative Non-Fiction

Date: 2
nd Feb – 25th May
Length – 16 weeks, Fri mornings 10 am – 1 pm

Presented by: Faber Academy

Location: Allen and Unwin, Alexander St, St Leonards, Sydney

Bookings and Info:

Paris Memoir will be offered again in 2018 – dates will be up by November this year.



by Yevgeny Yevteshenko

No people are uninteresting.
Their fate is like the chronicle of planets.
Nothing in them is not particular,
and planet is dissimilar from planet.
And if a man lived in obscurity
making his friends in that obscurity
Obscurity is not uninteresting.
To each his world is private,
and in that world one excellent minute.
And in that world one tragic minute.
These are private.
In any man who dies there dies with him
his first snow and kiss and fight.
It goes with him.
They are left books and bridges
and painted canvas and machinery.
Whose fate is to survive.

But what has gone is also not nothing:
By the rule of the game something is gone.
Not people die but worlds die in them.
Whom we knew as faulty, the earth's creatures.
Of whom, essentially, what did we know?
Brother of a brother? Friend of friends?
Lover of lover?
We who knew our fathers
in everything, in nothing.
They perish. they cannot be brought back.
The secret worlds are not regenerated.
And every time again and again
I make my lament against destruction. 

Life Stories Workshop
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