Learn to write Memoir in the City of Lights

Develop your writing, forge new friendships and renew your creativity during this 15-day intensive retreat in Paris, led by Patti Miller.

Imagine yourself writing in Paris, the city made for and by writers, revolutionaries, poets, philosophers, painters – the city of imagination, memory and art. The cafés buzz with discussion, the light is soft and leaves are golden. Your heart and mind sing with the richness of history, beauty and pleasure as you step out of your own apartment each morning on the way to writing class with like–minded travellers.

Be one of a small group to have daily writing workshops and individual consultations with one of Australia’s most successful and experienced memoir writing mentors, Patti Miller.
Each morning you will devote time to your writing project and develop long-lasting relationships with other writers, while the afternoons are left free for you to immerse yourself in the city that inspired history’s greatest revolutionaries, poets, writers and artists.
The value of this writers retreat is unparalleled – not only will you work on your manuscripts with expert instruction on structure and form, but you will experience an insiders guide to Paris, thanks to our local tour guide, writing and living in one of the world’s most fascinating cities.

Join the ranks of authors like Vicki Laveau-Harvie, Caroline Baum, Alexandra Joel and Jessica Rowe, all of whom have been students of Patti.

“The time I spent writing in Paris has truly changed my life. My goal to become a published author is no longer a pipe dream. Having the space to live and breathe writing all day, everyday allowed my creativity to flow and my writing to reach levels that I didn’t even think was possible. My confidence grew under the guidance of Patti Miller and alongside a trusted group of likeminded individuals that I know will be lifelong friends. Wandering the streets of Paris and exploring its rich literacy history gave me answers to questions that I couldn’t have found anywhere else. Each member of the group had a different story to tell but together we created a story of our own, a story that will live on forever. Thank you Patti and The Better Read Team for giving my creative self an opportunity to grow and come alive!” – Reece Georgas