Australia's Leading Writing Centre to Offer Writing Courses in Paris

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Australians are being offered the opportunity to attend a unique writing course in Paris with leading writing guru Patti Miller. "Writing in Paris 2009" is a 16-day course and literary journey in one of the world's most romantic and historic cities. The once-in-a-lifetime course was launched today by the Sydney Writers' Centre.

"There is nothing like it on the market," said Valerie Khoo, director of the Sydney Writers' Centre. "Participants stay in their very own apartment in Paris. They attend writing classes in the morning and can explore this amazing city in the afternoon. They also get one-on-one mentoring from Patti Miller."

Australian-based, French-speaking Patti Miller is author of the best-selling Writing Your Life, the most popular text for life writing in Australia, as well as The Last One Who Remembers, Child, Whatever The Gods Do and The Memoir Book. Patti is a former resident of Paris and offers a valuable insight not only into the world of writing, but the city itself.

"The Sydney Writers' Centre is thrilled to be able to offer this program," said Valerie Khoo. "We are committed to creating a magical program for participants that they will never forget. It's a boutique experience that combines learning, travel and creativity."

The Sydney Writers' Centre and Patti Miller are working with specialist travel company, Aureol Tours, who have previously hosted tours such as writer David Dale and acclaimed chef Lucio Galletto to Italy.

"We've had hundreds of enquiries about this tour even before our official launch," said Valerie. "These days, many people aren't just looking to travel, they want to travel with purpose. They want a reason to travel to a particular destination or feel like they are being productive while they are there. This tour was created with that in mind."

However, people can expect more that croissants and writing exercises. Patti Miller's success rate among her students is unequalled. She has mentored 16 books to commercial publication. These include: Jenny Kee's A Big Life; Annarosa Berman's Sex at Six O'Clock; Kate Shayler's The Long Way Home and Caroline Jones' An Authentic Life. Former participant Pamela Bradley went to learn Writing in Paris with Patti Miller in 200X. Last year, the journey she started in her Parisian apartment, culminated in the release of her book Nefertiti Street last year.

"Writing in Paris 2009" 23 October to 7 November 2009. Early bird prices start at $4,893 for land content only. For more information or to arrange an interview with Patti Miller or Valerie Khoo visit: http://www.sydneywriterscentre.com.au

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