Telling the Truth

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Patti Miller
03 March 2018 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
Patti Miller
Early, Emerging
Explore the tricky territories of truth-telling through writing exercises and discussion.

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.


Event registration fee
Concession member $ 135.00
Member $ 145.00
Non-member $ 195.00

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