Staying: A Memoir

Staying: A Memoir

Book Review by Sharon Dean Every part of this book makes my heart either ache or sing. In Staying, Jessie Cole describes the slow process of regaining her footing in the world after the suicide of her sister and then her father. ‘When someone takes their own life,’ she writes, ‘it is hard to forget that they […]

Writing of the Week: Forging connections

Writing of the Week: Forging connections

Creativity often involves forging new connections between old ideas. At last Tuesday’s regular writing group meet-up, we gave our brains a workout by doing exactly that. First, we passed around a jar containing forty slips of paper. On each slip was one word representing either: a person (think ‘grandmother’, ‘pilot’, ‘baby’); a place …

WWII Letters A Soldier’s Odyssey

WWII Letters A Soldier’s Odyssey

WWII Letters A SOLDIER’S ODYSSEY The Life of Marcus Edwards by Ian Edwards JUST PUBLISHED This story of Marcus Edwards is an astonishing chronicle of the life of a soldier on the frontline in WWII. Written by Marcus Edwards’ nephew, Ian Edwards, the work draws largely on the soldier’s correspondence and diary notes from the […]

Creative Writing – Memoir Writing

Creative Writing – Memoir Writing

Memoir Writing. Our Memoir Group (OMG!) offers this piece written by Sisira Govinnage, which is representative of the gentle character of the Sinhala language, speaking sincerely from the heart among loved ones. My Dearest Sister It’s your birth anniversary today, according to the calendar for where you are now living, in the United States, though …

Burma memoir launch – Chris Waters’ portfolio

Burma memoir launch The photographs shown on this page are copyrighted to the Chris Waters’ Portfolio Archive and may not be used without his written authorisation. (Enquiries contact cvwilliams@ozemail.com.au) They document the publication of an historic Burma memoir launch by author Sao Khemawadee Mangrai introduced by foreign affairs journalist …

New Burma Memoir (Myanmar)

New Burma Memoir ebook Coming up Jul 8 – the launch of a new Bumra Memoir ebook, available for sale on this website: http://ssoa.com.au/products/ebooks/burma-my-mother/“> ‘BURMA MY MOTHER: And Why I Had To Leave’ was written by Sao Khemawadee Mangrai, a Burmese-Australian whose husband was gaoled for five years under the military …