Patti Miller on her passion for memoir

What is it about the genre that attracts you to memoir? To answer this question, I’m going to commit the unpardonable by quoting (or misquoting) from myself – from Writing True Stories: ‘Let me confess the true extent of my passion to know what life is like for other...
Jessica Anderson Resources

Jessica Anderson Resources

On Saturday 19 August 2017, as part of the Honouring Australian Writers series, Writing NSW celebrated the life and work of author Jessica Anderson (1916 – 2010). Anderson is the author of two Miles Franklin Award-winning novels, Tirra Lirra by the River and The...

Talking Writing: The Body

What is ‘normal’ when it comes to our bodies? When we think of what that is, we can’t help but be influenced by the excess of images and ideas of what we should (and shouldn’t) be. Queer bodies, obesity, bodies of colour, disability, illness and more tend to fall...