Telling the Truth

Writers Victoria

Event Date: 
3 March 2018
Author / Presenters: 
Patti Miller

Using the text ‘Writing True Stories’ we will explore the key issues in writing memoir, read some extracts and strengthen those truth-telling muscles through workshop exercises. We will look at how to expand or re-focus your memoir from the self to a wider world so that the reader sees a life in context – and decide how far you can go before a memoir becomes fiction.
You will learn
how to tell the truth – and survive
how to avoid self-indulgence
to find a broader context for your story
to use the techniques of fiction to create an engaging story
to explore the edge between memoir and fiction.
About Patti Miller
Patti Miller is the author of eight books of fiction and non-fiction. She has published widely in literary and commercial magazines and papers including 'The Sydney Morning Herald', 'The Age', 'The Australian', 'Good Reading Magazine',  SMH’s Good Weekend, Spectrum and Travel lift-outs, 'The Guardian' (UK), 'Asia Literary Review', 'Island', 'Art Monthly', 'Southerly' and many more.