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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Mother Lode : Stories of Home Life and Home Death
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Contains a selection of short stories written after the death of the author's teenage son, Charlie. They explore the meaning and importance of home and grieving.

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Living in Stories : Creative Nonfiction as an Effective Genre for Writing About Death and Bereavement Sandra Arnold , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , October vol. 13 no. 2 2009;
'Through the telling of stories and interaction with listener or audience, we give structure to our experience and create order and meaning. Written narrative is, therefore, a medium well suited to exploring the experience of death and bereavement. 'We live in stories, not statistics,' Gilbert says (2002: 223). Parents' stories of their children's deaths serve the same purpose as parents' stories of their living children's ongoing lives. Writing about the death of one's child is a way not only to continue bonds and help other bereaved parents, but also a way to allow the 'wounded storyteller' to give voice to the dead and facilitate catharsis in the teller. Utilising the techniques of creative nonfiction to write such a story, the writer can create a compelling narrative that allows writer and reader to enter 'the space of the story for the other'. This paper discusses the human affinity with story telling and the reasons the bereaved write their stories. It also defines the genre of creative nonfiction and outlines the history of its development. Finally it examines four creative nonfiction texts that have influenced my own writing on the topic of parental bereavement.'
A Good Plain Home Helen Moye , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Dotlit : The Online Journal of Creative Writing , November vol. 4 no. 2 2003;

— Review of Mother Lode : Stories of Home Life and Home Death Susan Addison , 2001 selected work short story
Untitled Donna Lee Brien , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Dotlit : The Online Journal of Creative Writing , August vol. 4 no. 1 2003;

— Review of Mother Lode : Stories of Home Life and Home Death Susan Addison , 2001 selected work short story
Passion and Honesty Carly-Jay Metcalfe , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Dotlit : The Online Journal of Creative Writing , August vol. 4 no. 1 2003;

— Review of Mother Lode : Stories of Home Life and Home Death Susan Addison , 2001 selected work short story
Untitled Sue Bond , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , no. 2 2001; Journal of Australian Studies , no. 69 2001; (p. 170-172)

— Review of Mother Lode : Stories of Home Life and Home Death Susan Addison , 2001 selected work short story
Passion and Honesty Carly-Jay Metcalfe , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Dotlit : The Online Journal of Creative Writing , August vol. 4 no. 1 2003;

— Review of Mother Lode : Stories of Home Life and Home Death Susan Addison , 2001 selected work short story
Untitled Donna Lee Brien , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Dotlit : The Online Journal of Creative Writing , August vol. 4 no. 1 2003;

— Review of Mother Lode : Stories of Home Life and Home Death Susan Addison , 2001 selected work short story
A Good Plain Home Helen Moye , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Dotlit : The Online Journal of Creative Writing , November vol. 4 no. 2 2003;

— Review of Mother Lode : Stories of Home Life and Home Death Susan Addison , 2001 selected work short story
Untitled Sue Bond , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , no. 2 2001; Journal of Australian Studies , no. 69 2001; (p. 170-172)

— Review of Mother Lode : Stories of Home Life and Home Death Susan Addison , 2001 selected work short story
Living in Stories : Creative Nonfiction as an Effective Genre for Writing About Death and Bereavement Sandra Arnold , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , October vol. 13 no. 2 2009;
'Through the telling of stories and interaction with listener or audience, we give structure to our experience and create order and meaning. Written narrative is, therefore, a medium well suited to exploring the experience of death and bereavement. 'We live in stories, not statistics,' Gilbert says (2002: 223). Parents' stories of their children's deaths serve the same purpose as parents' stories of their living children's ongoing lives. Writing about the death of one's child is a way not only to continue bonds and help other bereaved parents, but also a way to allow the 'wounded storyteller' to give voice to the dead and facilitate catharsis in the teller. Utilising the techniques of creative nonfiction to write such a story, the writer can create a compelling narrative that allows writer and reader to enter 'the space of the story for the other'. This paper discusses the human affinity with story telling and the reasons the bereaved write their stories. It also defines the genre of creative nonfiction and outlines the history of its development. Finally it examines four creative nonfiction texts that have influenced my own writing on the topic of parental bereavement.'
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