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Start Your Life Story: A One Day Life Writing Workshop – Postponed (Covid-19)

Sat May 23 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Life Writing workshop is for those who want to write the story of their own life, led by Patti Miller, Australia’s leading mentor of memoir writers. It is a practical and inspiring course, with some reading and discussion and lots of writing exercises in an encouraging, creative and friendly atmosphere. It will help develop ways of getting started and continuing on, of accessing memory and of creating the texture of lived experience on the page. It is open to everyone, beginners or more experienced writers.

The workshop will explore:

  • how to get started in your life story
  • how to access memory
  • how to bring your writing alive with lively detail
  • how to reconstruct the 3D feel of life on the page
  • experiment with writing possibilities in a series of exercises
  • read and discuss extracts from autobiographies
  • explore the vast and exciting territory of memoir writing

Students should come ready to both write and to listen to others writing. Everyone will read their exercises in a welcoming, supportive and friendly environment.

Cost: $250
Saturday 23 May, 10:00 – 4:00pm


Sat May 23
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Dairy Creative
Cnr Princes & Bentinck St
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia


Bathurst Region
Visual arts, Literature

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