Patti Miller


Patti Miller is the author of ten books, three of which are writing texts: Writing Your Life; The Memoir Book (A&U) and Writing True Stories (Routledge); one novel, Child (A&U); and six memoir/narrative non-fictions: The Last One Who Remembers; (A&U) Whatever The Gods Do (Random House); the award-winning The Mind of a Thief and Ransacking Paris (UQP); The Joy of High Places (New South); and her latest, True Friends (UQP). She has been published regularly in national newspapers and literary journals for many years.

Patti Miller is one of Australia’s leading memoir and creative non-fiction writers as well as a leading writing teacher and mentor with over sixty of her students being published by mainstream publishers. She has taught writing since 1984 at universities, the Faber Academy in Sydney and London, and Writers’ Centres around Australia. She has taught Memoir Writing in Paris since 2005.

Patti has recently written for the Guardian on reading Proust aloud, read the article here.

"I teach writing from my own 40 years practice as a writer. It is a craft and creativity based approach, focussing on both the skills of writing and the nourishment of creative inspiration. I have a supportive, relaxed and warm style of teaching."

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Start Your Memoir

Life writing is perhaps the most exciting and broadest literary genre of our times – spend a week discovering how you can work within the form to tell your story of a life.


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Monday 09 Sep 2024

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