Patti MillerTelling the Truth

with Patti Miller


Course fee: $295 (inc. GST)

How much truth is too much? And how far can you bend it?

The delicate balance between telling the truth and making a great story is the most important element of any memoir. Join award-winning memoirist and novelist Patti Miller for a day of investigation into the biggest topic of all: the truth.

Is it possible to tell the truth and still keep your family, friends and dignity relatively intact?

Can anything be 'invented' in memoir?

Can conversations be created? Can characters be 'blended'?

PLUS! As well as a great day's teaching, you'll also be entitled to our alumni discount, offering you 15% off future course fees – so if you're considering doing our 4-month memoir course True Stories in 2017, why not try us out first?

The masterclass includes:
• A full day's intensive tuition from 10am - 4pm
• Lunch and regular tea and coffee breaks
• A complimentary copy of a recent A&U publication

Class size is strictly limited - book soon to avoid disappointment.

Feedback from some of Patti's Faber Writing Academy students:

'A wonderful teacher.' Paul (2015)

'Every now and then, if you are lucky, you come across a teacher like Patti. I cannot speak more highly of her teaching style, integrity and care.' Kahla (2014)

'Working with Patti was a joy - her experience and skills as a teacher are invaluable'. Penelope (2013)

About the tutor

Patti Miller is the author of Australia's best-selling life writing texts; Writing Your Life and The Memoir Book, as well a novel, Child, and four memoirs/narrative nonfictions; The Last One Who Remembers, Whatever the Gods Do, the award-winning The Mind of a Thief, and the recently released Ransacking Paris. She has also had numerous articles and personal essays published in magazines, literary journals and newspapers, including The SMH, The Age, The Australian and The Guardian. Patti has been teaching life writing for more than twenty years at universities and writers' centres around Australia and takes a memoir-writing group to Paris each year. She also works on manuscript development and more than forty of her writers have been successfully published. Her most recent narrative nonfiction, Ransacking Paris, was published in May 2015.

Please note in the event of unforeseen circumstances, courses - including tutors and venues - may be subject to cancellation or change.