Lifestories with Patti Miller

Upcoming Book events

    February
    Woollahra Library, 541 New South Head Road, Double Bay
    In Conversation
    Date/Time: 7th Feb, 6pm – 8pm
    Champagne will be served.
    Bookings: (02) 9391 7100
    library@woollahra.nsw.gov.au
     

Upcoming Workshops

    Please Note: In 2018 there is one Paris Memoir Workshop in October. It fills very quickly so please book early to avoid missing out.
     

    November

    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:



January 2018

Title: Life Writing
Topic: Introduction to Life Writing
Date: Sat 20th and Sat 27th Jan, 10 am – 4 pm.
Length: Weekend, two Saturdays
Presented by: Australian Writers Centre
Location: Milsons Point , Sydney
Bookings  & Info:
http://www.writerscentre.com.au/courses/life-writing/

February 2018
Title: True Stories

Topic: Memoir and Narrative Non-Fiction

Date: 2
nd Feb – 25th May
Length – 16 weeks, 1 morning a week

Presented by: Faber Academy

Location: Allen and Unwin, Crows Nest, Sydney

Bookings and Info: faberwritingacademy@allenandunwin.com

Title: Memoir
Topic: Writing Memoir
Date: Sat 3rd Feb, 10 am – 4 pm
Length: 1 day
Presented by: South Australian Writers’ Centre
Location: Rundle Mall, Adelaide
Bookings & Info: admin@sawriters.org.au


March
Title: The Dangerous Borderlands – Memoir and Fiction
Topic: How far can you go in using fictional techniques in Memoir
Date: 3rd March, 10 am – 4pm
Length: 1 day
Presented by: Writers Victoria
Location: Melbourne
Bookings  & Info: program@writersvictoria.org.au

April
Title: Life Writing
Topic: Introduction to Life Writing
Date: Sat 7th and Sat 14th April, 10 am – 4 pm.
Length: Weekend, two Saturdays
Presented by: Australian Writers Centre
Location: Milsons Point , Sydney
Bookings  & Info:
http://www.writerscentre.com.au/courses/life-writing/

June
Title: Life Writing
Topic: Introduction to Life Writing
Date: Sat 2ndh -Sun 3rd June, 10 am – 4 pm
Length: Weekend course
Presented by: Australian Writers’ Centre
Location: Abbotsford , Melbourne
Bookings  & Info:
http://www.writerscentre.com.au/courses/life-writing/#Melbourne

Title: Memoir Masterclass
Topic: Advanced Life Writing
Date: 1st June – 6th July, Fridays, 10 am – 12 noon.
Length: 8 weeks, 1 morning a week,
Presented by: Australian Writers’ Centre
Location: Milsons Point, Sydney
Bookings  & Info:
http://www.writerscentre.com.au/courses/life-writing/#Sydney

July
Title: Life Writing
Topic: Intro to Life Writing
Date/time: Fri 27th July – Aug 311st, 10 am – 1 pm
Length: 6 week course, 1 morning a week
Presented by: NSW Writers’ Centre
Location: Rozelle Sydney
Bookings  & Info: workshops@nswwc.org.au

October
Title: Memoir Writing In Paris
Topic: Memoir and Creative Non-fiction
Date/Time: 18th – 3rd November
Length: 9 full morning workshops ( 10 am – 1 pm) plus consultations, staying 16 nights, 17 days
Presented by: Better Read Tours and Bookshop Travel
Location: Paris, France
Bookings/Info:
http://www.writerscentre.com.au/courses/writing-paris/
and
https://www.betterreadtours.com/
Tours@betterread.com.au

 

 
People
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. 
 

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