The Melbourne Athenaeum Library will be closed from 4pm Friday December 22 until 10am Monday January 8 for the holidays.

Events Calendar

Memoir Writing
Monday 16 October 2017, 06:00pm - 07:00pm

As author Goldie Alexander says, our history is plentiful in stories but many can be lost if they are not captured in words or images. Memoir writing helps preserve our heritage but for many people the prospect of writing their memoirs is daunting.

To help demystify the process the library is running a memoir writing presentation with Goldie, on Monday 16th October from 6pm. She will explore ways of overcoming procrastination, tackling research and beginnings, coping with controversial issues and self-publishing.

Goldie is the author of dozens of fiction and non-fiction books, including Mentoring Your Memoir. She runs creative writing workshops in schools, libraries and community centres, mentors emerging authors and runs memoir workshops.

Goldie's presentation is free for library members but RSVPs are required so if you'd like to attend please phone 9650 3100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.