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Memoir: Public Issues and Private Lives
Code: SR5  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir
Monday, May 14 2012 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba Venue & Transport Info
Robin Hemley, Patti Miller, Carol Major (facilitator)
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Leading writers and teachers of creative non-fiction and memoir Patti Miller and Robin Hemley talk to Carol Major about their new books and pose the question: when writing stories about real people, how far can you go?

Patti Miller, author of Mind of a Thief and Robin Hemley, author of Reply All and A Field Guide to Immersion Writing: Memoir, Journalism and Travel.

Presented with Varuna, The Writers’ House.

Monday 14 May all-day pass $60/$50
Monday & Tuesday 2-day pass $90 (no concession)
Single Sessions (unless otherwise indicated): $15

Robin Hemley (International)

Robin Hemley is the author of eight books and the winner of many awards. His third collection of short stories, Reply All, and A Field Guide for Immersion Writing: Memoir, journalism and travel are both forthcoming in 2012. He is a senior editor of The Iowa Review and editor of a popular online journal, Defunct. He currently directs the non-fiction writing program at the University of Iowa and is the founder and organiser of NonfictionNow, a biennial conference that will convene in November 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

Patti Miller (Australian)

Patti Miller, originally from country NSW and the Blue Mountains, is the author of six books: Writing Your Life, The Last One Who Remembers, Child, Whatever The Gods Do, The Memoir Book and the latest, The Mind of a Thief. She freelances articles and essays in major newspapers, mentors manuscripts (more than 20 of ‘her’ writers have been published), and is Australia’s foremost life-writing teacher, having led workshops in Australia, Fiji, Bali and Paris. She lives in Kings Cross with her partner.

Carol Major (Australian)

Carol Major writes fiction and non-fiction. She was among the founding editors of Connexions, a provocative journal exploring social policy in relation to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and was awarded the Rosemary Derham Scholarship by the Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne) for her campaigns on child safety. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Australian and Canadian literary journals and anthologies. She is author of Closed Adoption Policy in the 1960s: Exploring the Construction of Motive Through Fiction.