In the First Person

Autobiography, Memoir and the Personal Voice

A Major National Library of Australia Conference
Incorporating the Kenneth Binns Lecture

Conference papers are now available on the Conference Speakers page.
Audio files are available to listen to or download on the Conference Program page.

Saturday and Sunday, 10–11 May 2008
National Library Theatre
Lower Ground Floor
Parkes Place, Canberra

Conference Fees
Two days, full rate: $110, Single day: $60
Discount available for Friends of the NLA/Concessions/Students

Conference dinner with special guest Lincoln Hall
6.30pm, Saturday 10 May
Cost : $90
Venue: Ottoman Cuisine, Barton

Bookings and enquiries: (02) 6262 1271


Memoir. Autobiography. Fact or fiction? When we write about home, work, families and friends, culture and society, what do we reveal about ourselves? Can we ever represent ourselves, and our society, as we really are? Join some of Australia’s finest writers to discover the joys, pitfalls and challenges of writing about oneself. Keynote speaker, Brenda Niall, delivers the Kenneth Binns Lecture, which is generously supported by Alison Sanchez. An exhilarating conference of ideas for writers, readers and anyone who’s attempted to write about themselves.

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