Lifestories with Patti Miller

Upcoming Book events

    9th  February 7 pm
    Wayside Chapel
    Talk on The Mind of a Thief
    More Info: Diana.Stojanovich@thewaysidechapel.com

    16th February
    Women’s Pioneer Society
    Talk on Ransacking Paris and Memoir writing.
    More Info: Women’s Pioneer Society

 

Upcoming Workshops

    Please Note: In 2017 there is one Paris Memoir Workshop in October. It fills very quickly so please book early to avoid missing out.

    January

    Title: Life Writing
    Topic:  Introduction to Life Writing
    Date:   Sat 21st and Sat 28th Jan, 10 am – 4 pm.
    Length:  Weekend, two Saturdays
    Presented by: Australian Writers Centre
    Location: Milsons Point, Sydney
    Bookings  & Info:

    February

    Title: True Stories
    Topic:  Writing Memoir and Narrative non-fiction
    Date:  Fri 3rd Feb – Fri 26th May 10 am – 1 pm
    Length:  16 weeks, 1 morning a week
    Presented by: Faber Academy
    Location: Allen and Unwin, Crows Nest, Sydney
    Bookings & Info:

    April

    Title: Life Writing
    Topic:  Introduction to Life Writing
    Date:   Sat 22nd April and Sat 29th April
    Length:  Weekend, two Saturdays
    Presented by: Australian Writers’ Centre
    Location: Milsons Point, Sydney
    Bookings  & Info:

    May

    Title: Life Writing
    Topic:  Introduction to Life Writing
    Date:   Sat 27th -Sun 28th May, 10 am – 4 pm
    Length:  Weekend course
    Presented by: Australian Writers’ Centre
    Location: Abbotsford , Melbourne
    Bookings  & Info:  

    June

    Title: Life Writing
    Topic:  Introduction to Life Writing
    Date:    2nd June – 7th July, Fridays, 10 am – 12 noon.
    Length:  1 morning a week,
    Presented by: Australian Writers’ Centre
    Location: Milsons Point, Sydney
    Bookings  & Info:

    July

    Title: Writing Memoir - Advanced
    Topic: a follow-up course for memoir writers
    Date: 6th July -  24th August, Thursdays, 10 am – 1 pm
    Length:  8 week course, 1 morning a week
    Presented by: NSW Writers’ Centre
    Location: Rozelle Sydney
    Bookings  & Info: workshops@nswwc.org.au

    October

    Paris, France
    Title: Writing In Paris
    Topic:  Memoir and Creative Non-fiction
    Date/Time: 12th – 28th  October
    Length:   9 full morning workshops ( 10 am – 1 pm) plus consultations, staying 16 nights, 17 days
    Presented by: Bookshop Travel
    Location: Paris, France

    Bookings/Info: http://www.writerscentre.com.au/courses/writing-paris/  Or  jenny@bookshoptravel.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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