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I grew up with a Vietnam Veteran as a father, but the war wasn’t something he ever really talked about. This talk looks at some of the interesting things I found out about the war, including the personal experience of some veterans. It also explores the psychological repercussions of war on veterans and their families.
My story of growing up with a father who fought in the Vietnam War but never spoke about it
My story growing up with a father who fought in the Vietnam War but never talked about it.
Whether you are writing fiction or non-fiction, you want to produce work that has a ring of authenticity. This workshop will draw out the unique qualities and passions each individual has to offer, and inspire writers to be brave enough to use their own voice to say what they really think. Topics covered Being brave […]
No matter whether you write fiction, creative non-fiction or memoir, you need to grip readers with your story so they stay with you to the end. This session will give you loads of tips that will have an instant impact on your work. Topics covered Making your writing live and breathe Writing with your authentic […]
For the first eleven years of her life, Ruth lived with an unpredictable and violent father. When he left, her mother sank into depression and alcoholism. Ruth completed year 12 without any parents, put herself through university and went on to have career success as a TV actor, copywriter and author. This is a talk […]
This workshop can help extend your memoir beyond the scope of your own life, and bring clarity to the theme of your work. Topics covered The difference between memoir and autobiography Writing about what makes you mad or what makes you glad Does your material pass the “so what” test? Memoir as an argument Researching […]
Domestic violence is not the exclusive domain of adults. 1 in 4 children in Australia have also experienced domestic violence, so why aren’t we talking about it? Topics Covered My journey living in a family with violence What I thought it meant that my Dad treated me that way The nature of shame, silence and […]