Where we're kept: Some consequences of writing sudden memoir

Dalgleish, R 2013, 'Where we're kept: Some consequences of writing sudden memoir', in S. Strange and K. Rozynski (ed.) Proceedings Of The 18th Annual Conference Of The Australasian Association Of Writing Programs (AAWP 2013) Creative Manoeuvres: Making, Saying, Being, Canberra, Australia, 25-27 November 2013, pp. 1-9.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Where we're kept: Some consequences of writing sudden memoir
Author(s) Dalgleish, R
Year 2013
Conference name AAWP 2013
Conference location Canberra, Australia
Conference dates 25-27 November 2013
Proceedings title Proceedings Of The 18th Annual Conference Of The Australasian Association Of Writing Programs (AAWP 2013) Creative Manoeuvres: Making, Saying, Being
Editor(s) S. Strange and K. Rozynski
Publisher Australasian Association of Writing Programs
Place of publication Canberra, Australia
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Abstract In this paper I have cut up and rearranged stories from my first attempt at writing and theorising sudden memoir. Here I discuss the ways that writing sudden memoir blurred the lines between how things were and how they became once they were forced into sentences. To do this I thread excerpts from those sudden memoirs in amongst the ideas of theorists I was reading at the time and my current thinking around nonfiction practice. The construction of this paper involved salvaging small fragments from the stories I wrote last year. In this work I trace the disintegration of my relationship with the person whose life was most tangled up in my writing. Here I have made new the writing that gave away too much. In the place of those short stories, I have sewn together a broken narrative which reflects the fragmentation I have experience in my writing practice. The argument is accumulative, it is just a shift, a twist in perception over time.
Subjects Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Sudden memoir
nonfiction practice
practice-based research
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