Writing Memoir with Joanne Van Os
Every life has its stories. A memoir can cover a person’s whole life, or just a small section, and it can be about yourself, or someone else, but is usually from a personal perspective. It’s a genre that’s growing in popularity, with readers enjoying stories of ordinary people’s extraordinary lives. Joanne van Os’ memoir Outback Heart was published in 2005. In this workshop she’ll seek to inspire, instruct and help you get started. For anyone who’s ever thought about writing a memoir.
This workshop is part of NT Writers’ Centre’s 2018 Year of True Stories.
Joanne Van Os’ first book was best-welling memoir Outback Heart, published in 2005. Children’s novels followed: Brumby Plains, Castaway, and The Secret of the Lonely Isles (shortlisted for the 2012 Territory Read awards). Her first general fiction novel, Ronan’s Echo, about the battle of Fromelles in WWI and the excavation of buried soldiers in 2010, was published in 2014. She is currently working on a new book.