Patti Miller is an award winning writer as well as tutor and mentor of other writers. She is the author of 8 books – non fiction, memoir and fiction as well as writing texts – published by UQP, Random House and A & U. She is also included in three collections and has contributed articles, essays, stories and interviews to numerous literary magazines and newspapers, including Southerly, Mattoid, H.Q, The Melbourne Age, The Australian, Good Reading Magazine, SMH’s The Good Weekend, SMH’s Spectrum, The Guardian (UK), Asia Literary Review, Christchurch Press, Island, Art Monthly, Eureka St, Look, Mama Mia, SA Weekend Magazine, Adelaide Advertiser, Bonjour Paris, Brisbane Courier Mail and Meanjin.Patti Miller began teaching Writing at University of Technology Sydney in 1984 and then Writing and Literary Studies at University of Western Sydney the following year.In 1991 she founded Life Stories Workshop and since then has offered non-fiction and fiction classes, focussing on autobiographical writing around Australia and in Fiji, Bali, London and Paris.She has taught memoir classes for the Faber Academy in Sydney and London; Australian Writers’ Centre, Sydney and Melbourne; Writing NSW; Writers’ Victoria; Varuna Writers’ House; Queensland Writers’ Centre; Northern Territory Writers’ Centre; Writers SA, Continuing Education University of Sydney, University of Adelaide and for numerous other writers’ centres and community organisations around Australia. She has been teaching Memoir Writing in Paris since 2005.Patti began her studies at the University of Auckland in 1977. She transferred to UTS in Sydney where she was awarded a BA (Communications) in 1981, majoring in Writing, Literary Studies and Radio Production. She studied one year of an MA at the University of Sydney, then completed her MA (Writing) in 1995 at UTS.