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University of Wollongong

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1999

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Turning Memories Into Memoirs: The Australian Experience, Rae Luckie Jan 1999

Turning Memories Into Memoirs: The Australian Experience, Rae Luckie

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Eighteen months ago I began to teach a hybrid course of "creative writing/writing life stories" through Kiama Adult & Community Education. I searched the Internet for resources and happened upon a web page "Turning Memories into Memoirs" which promoted lifewriting and had a network of teaching affiliates. The author of the program, Denis Ledoux, has been teaching lifewriting since 1988. His partner and publisher, artist Martha Blowen and I began an e-mail correspondence of gigantic proportions. I lived through their severe ice storm, saw the Arkansas massacre through her eyes, learnt about home schooling and life in Maine. We've ...