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Inspired by flash fiction and the narrative non-fiction form, Memoria is a show which explores slices of life; moments in time that have transformed people and shaped who they have become. Whether it was the moment leaving a destructive relationship or the joy of discovering the taste of Wizz Fizz sugar packets, these 400-word snapshots will be adapted into audio stories with actors, music, and sound.Hosted by Nat V with illustrations by Peta Manning.

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My grandmother

My ex rang to tell me you’d finally died, Yiayia and the tears still linger in my eyes, refuse to trickle I’m still suffering the effects of that drink last night staying out late, partying with the Aussies I wrote the poemYiayia mou(My grandmother) on the day my grandmother died. I was estranged from my family having recently separated from my husband. When I was told she died it was as if the generational pain of women in my family was crashing down on me, that my grandmother lived a life dictated to her by patriarchy, and I broke out of it. The poem is from my book,Just Give Me The Pills, and my theatre show, "Saying the wrong things" Koraly Dimitriadis is a Cypriot-Australian writer and actor. She is the authorLove and F--k PoemsandJust Give Me The Pills, and together they form the basis for her theatre show “Saying The Wrong Things”. Koraly makes short films of her poems. She has been published inThe Washington Post. Koraly was awarded the UNESCO City of Literatureresidency in Krakow. You can find more of her work at www.koralydimitriadis.com Support the show.

9 MIN3 w ago
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My grandmother

Rage

Every night he rampages across our tin roof, night dueling with other toms chorusing strangled cries; murderous children running amok. My childhood was filled with animals. Domestic and native - from stray cats and roaming dogs to backyard magpies, blue tongue lizards and more exotic, deadly tiger snakes. We co-existed in a haphazard kind of way. Mostly because of my parents I grew up feeling intrigue and respect for other creatures rather than fear. My piece circles a moment when, although I was striving to be responsible and do 'the right thing', my actions went against my nature. Polly Watkins has written and directed documentaries and short films. Her evocative account of smell-walking through Melbourne's lanes and arcades, 'Scents and the City', was published as part of 2017 Melbourne Knowledge Week. She was recently published in RMIT's Suspiria Anthology. Acknowledgements: Memoria is written, produced, edited and presented by Natalie V. Rage is written and read by Polly Watkins. The story is sound edited by Jen Farrow. Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, Sage the Hunter, When in the West and The Envelope. Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now. Support the show.

8 MINMAR 30
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Rage

Holes in my Sunhat

Tweenage angst. A first sexual awakening. So many hopes and so many regrets. My first kiss was about to happen and - stupidly, stupidly, I tried to outsmart it. Because I felt so smug, being able to spy through some holes in my straw sunhat. Oh, how I regretted doing that. I would never have this opportunity again. I thought immediately after the moment was gone. I was 12. And of course, I did have that opportunity again. And while it hurt so deeply for so long that I'd sabotaged a potentially profound moment - it taught me two things - 1. know an opportunity when it arises and 2. realise that sometimes a missed opportunity is not that, it's just the timing isn't right. Trust that I'll know when the timing is better. Trust that instinct to help you know when you're ready. I learnt so much about accepting that sometimes it's better to wait. Katrina wrote the winning screenplay NO MAIL, for the Australian Series II of 'Project Greenlight' and was a Tropfest finalist director with THE REFEREES. She co-wrote a sitcom that was performed by the Queensland Theatre Company called FUNNY BUSINESS and she’s had an original interactive project GIRL MECHANIC TV selected to take part in X|Media|Lab’s development lab and a VR project called LITTLE MATCHES selected for the VR Plot Twist lab. She’s also written countless hours of corporate and branded content and childrens’ TV animation. Alongside working in production, Katrina has had a successful career as an actor - having been a regular writer/performer on the comedy series FLIPSIDE (ABC TV) and main cast writer/performer for THE WEDGE (Network10). Katrina was a Moosehead Award recipient for the comic stage-play FOOTY CHICKS, and she’s appeared in a host of TV productions, radio series, independent films and theatre. Katrina's website ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Memoria is written, produced, edited and presented by Natalie V. Holes in my Sunhat is written and read by Katrina Mathers. The story is sound edited by Jen Farrow. Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, Sage the Hunter, When in the West and The Envelope. Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now. Support the show.

12 MINMAR 2
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Holes in my Sunhat

Spirit of Punk Live Storytelling - Part 2

Spirit of Punk Live storytelling The final part of our two-part series of live stories we recorded in conjunction with the Spirit of Punk at the end of last year at Buck Mulligan's bar in Melbourne. The principle of Spirit of Punk is simple. All you need to do is show up and read a piece of your work no longer than the duration of a Ramones song. How easy is that? The recordings are live so there are some little mic disturbances here and there. But more than anything there is the unmistakeable courage of writers taking to the stage to read their non-fiction stories. Writers in this episode Confessions of a Boarder by Lacey Smith I came to write this piece to answer the main questions everybody asks me when I mention that I endured boarding school. Many people have an idealistic view of boarding house life: beautiful buildings, a good education, working air conditioning etc.; I felt the need to set the record straight. Lacey Smith is an Australian-Canadian writer and podcaster, curre...

13 MINFEB 3
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Spirit of Punk Live Storytelling - Part 2

Spirit of Punk Live Storytelling - Part 1

Spirit of Punk To begin our new season, we have something very special for you. A series of live stories we recorded in conjunction with the Spirit of Punk at the end of last year at Buck Mulligan's bar in Melbourne. The principle of Spirit of Punk is simple. All you need to do is show up and read a piece of your work no longer than the duration of a Ramones song. How easy is that? The recordings are live so there are some little mic disturbances here and there. But more than anything there is the unmistakeable courage of writers taking to the stage to read their non-fiction stories.. So to kick it all off, here is Nic Brasch to tell us how he started the Spirit of Punk. And as with every Spirit of punk event, Nic follows his introduction by reading one of his own pieces. Tonight, Nic reads his flash memoir, I Can Tell Anyone Anything. Writers in this episode I Can Tell Anyone Anything by Nic Brasch My story is prompted by some advice I got from the writer, Christos Tsiolkas, who to...

17 MINJAN 6
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Spirit of Punk Live Storytelling - Part 1

Your Big Hands

his piece was written the day after my grandpa's funeral. He'd been dying for such a long time that his actual passing seemed somewhat routine. This story explores the ceremony and banality of life ending. Zoë's writing has been recognised in the 2017 and 2016 Grace Marion Wilson competition, the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize and the 2016 Overland Story Wine Prize. Acknowledgements: Memoria is written, produced, edited and presented by Natalie V. Your Big Hands is written and read by f The story is sound edited by Jen Farrow. Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, Sage the Hunter, When in the West and The Envelope. Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now. Support the show.

11 MIN2019 DEC 2
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Your Big Hands

Burn

My parents were part of a friendship group and all the offspring would flit between each others houses, backyards and the neighbourhood largely unsupervised. 'Burn' is about the beginning of the end of innocence and friendship. Emily Anderson is a writer, editor and lawyer from Melbourne, Australia. She was recently published in Visible Ink's annual anthology and you can find her at emilyanderson.com.au Acknowledgements: Memoria is written, produced, edited and presented by Natalie V. Burn is written and read by Emily Anderson. The story is sound edited by Jen Farrow. Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, When in the West, The Envelope and Sage the Hunter. Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now. Support the show.

7 MIN2019 NOV 4
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Burn

I Confess, I Let Him Touch Me

*This episode contains descriptions of assault that may not be suitable for all listeners. Please use discretion. In a night of real trauma and fear, I had to reimagine and reclaim my role from that of being 'the prey' so that I could survive. Freelance Writer, Fashion Journalist, Professional Movie Critic, Nationwide Australian Style Writer, Yogini, Founder of theloveauthentic. Curious and trained as a Journalist, Private Investigator and Fashion Designer, writing a psychological thriller novel. Acknowledgements: Memoria is written, produced, edited and presented by Natalie V. I Confess, I Let Him Touch Me is written and read by Simmon Wagner. The story is sound edited by Jen Farrow. Music in this episode is byBlue Dot Sessions, “Pat Dog” and “Heliotrope”. Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book,See Me Doodle, is out now. Support the show.

9 MIN2019 OCT 7
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I Confess, I Let Him Touch Me

Salting the Reaper’s Fields

I sat in the waiting room, teeth chattering, gasping for breath between counting down the numbers flashing on the screen next to the TV running the seven am news at ten, the reporter regurgitating reports of this disaster in this country and that tension between those two parties, the volume turned down low, almost deliberately so you were forced to think. And to over-think. The lips of the news anchor mouthing along to the chatter that had become my inner-monologue, nagging. Gnawing. Stop. Three more to go. Salting the Reaper’s Fields by Ashvin Jeevan Salting the Reaper’s Fields is based off the journal entries documenting my experience as a young gay man newly diagnosed with HIV. It is a story of triumph and recognising one’s own resilience when faced with adversity. Aashvin is a peer-worker with Living Positive Victoria who responds to persons newly diagnosed with HIV or presenting with complexities from an earlier diagnosis. Acknowledgements: Memoria is written, produced, edi...

9 MIN2019 SEP 2
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Salting the Reaper’s Fields

Poverty Delusion

Official definition: a false belief of a person that he or she is impoverished or will be deprived of material possessions. *A warning. This episode is about suicide and may not be suitable for everyone. Please use discretion. Poverty Delusion by Nicolas Brasch Sometimes you learn about things when you least expect to - and when you don't want to. Have you ever heard of poverty delusion? It's an official psychiatric condition. I hadn't heard of it until ... I wish I'd never heard of it. I hadn't heard of it until ... my sister had it. Until she took her life. Nicolas is a writer, a teacher of writing, Chair of Writers Victoria, and the founder and host of Spirit of Punk, an open mic event for emerging writers. You can find Nicolas on his website and Instagram. Acknowledgements: Memoria is written, produced, edited and presented by Natalie V. Poverty Delusion is written and read by Nicolas Brasch. The story is sound edited by Jen Farrow. Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,...

8 MIN2019 AUG 5
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Poverty Delusion

Latest Episodes

My grandmother

My ex rang to tell me you’d finally died, Yiayia and the tears still linger in my eyes, refuse to trickle I’m still suffering the effects of that drink last night staying out late, partying with the Aussies I wrote the poemYiayia mou(My grandmother) on the day my grandmother died. I was estranged from my family having recently separated from my husband. When I was told she died it was as if the generational pain of women in my family was crashing down on me, that my grandmother lived a life dictated to her by patriarchy, and I broke out of it. The poem is from my book,Just Give Me The Pills, and my theatre show, "Saying the wrong things" Koraly Dimitriadis is a Cypriot-Australian writer and actor. She is the authorLove and F--k PoemsandJust Give Me The Pills, and together they form the basis for her theatre show “Saying The Wrong Things”. Koraly makes short films of her poems. She has been published inThe Washington Post. Koraly was awarded the UNESCO City of Literatureresidency in Krakow. You can find more of her work at www.koralydimitriadis.com Support the show.

9 MIN3 w ago
Comments
My grandmother

Rage

Every night he rampages across our tin roof, night dueling with other toms chorusing strangled cries; murderous children running amok. My childhood was filled with animals. Domestic and native - from stray cats and roaming dogs to backyard magpies, blue tongue lizards and more exotic, deadly tiger snakes. We co-existed in a haphazard kind of way. Mostly because of my parents I grew up feeling intrigue and respect for other creatures rather than fear. My piece circles a moment when, although I was striving to be responsible and do 'the right thing', my actions went against my nature. Polly Watkins has written and directed documentaries and short films. Her evocative account of smell-walking through Melbourne's lanes and arcades, 'Scents and the City', was published as part of 2017 Melbourne Knowledge Week. She was recently published in RMIT's Suspiria Anthology. Acknowledgements: Memoria is written, produced, edited and presented by Natalie V. Rage is written and read by Polly Watkins. The story is sound edited by Jen Farrow. Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, Sage the Hunter, When in the West and The Envelope. Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now. Support the show.

8 MINMAR 30
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Rage

Holes in my Sunhat

Tweenage angst. A first sexual awakening. So many hopes and so many regrets. My first kiss was about to happen and - stupidly, stupidly, I tried to outsmart it. Because I felt so smug, being able to spy through some holes in my straw sunhat. Oh, how I regretted doing that. I would never have this opportunity again. I thought immediately after the moment was gone. I was 12. And of course, I did have that opportunity again. And while it hurt so deeply for so long that I'd sabotaged a potentially profound moment - it taught me two things - 1. know an opportunity when it arises and 2. realise that sometimes a missed opportunity is not that, it's just the timing isn't right. Trust that I'll know when the timing is better. Trust that instinct to help you know when you're ready. I learnt so much about accepting that sometimes it's better to wait. Katrina wrote the winning screenplay NO MAIL, for the Australian Series II of 'Project Greenlight' and was a Tropfest finalist director with THE REFEREES. She co-wrote a sitcom that was performed by the Queensland Theatre Company called FUNNY BUSINESS and she’s had an original interactive project GIRL MECHANIC TV selected to take part in X|Media|Lab’s development lab and a VR project called LITTLE MATCHES selected for the VR Plot Twist lab. She’s also written countless hours of corporate and branded content and childrens’ TV animation. Alongside working in production, Katrina has had a successful career as an actor - having been a regular writer/performer on the comedy series FLIPSIDE (ABC TV) and main cast writer/performer for THE WEDGE (Network10). Katrina was a Moosehead Award recipient for the comic stage-play FOOTY CHICKS, and she’s appeared in a host of TV productions, radio series, independent films and theatre. Katrina's website ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Memoria is written, produced, edited and presented by Natalie V. Holes in my Sunhat is written and read by Katrina Mathers. The story is sound edited by Jen Farrow. Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, Sage the Hunter, When in the West and The Envelope. Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now. Support the show.

12 MINMAR 2
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Holes in my Sunhat

Spirit of Punk Live Storytelling - Part 2

Spirit of Punk Live storytelling The final part of our two-part series of live stories we recorded in conjunction with the Spirit of Punk at the end of last year at Buck Mulligan's bar in Melbourne. The principle of Spirit of Punk is simple. All you need to do is show up and read a piece of your work no longer than the duration of a Ramones song. How easy is that? The recordings are live so there are some little mic disturbances here and there. But more than anything there is the unmistakeable courage of writers taking to the stage to read their non-fiction stories. Writers in this episode Confessions of a Boarder by Lacey Smith I came to write this piece to answer the main questions everybody asks me when I mention that I endured boarding school. Many people have an idealistic view of boarding house life: beautiful buildings, a good education, working air conditioning etc.; I felt the need to set the record straight. Lacey Smith is an Australian-Canadian writer and podcaster, curre...

13 MINFEB 3
Comments
Spirit of Punk Live Storytelling - Part 2

Spirit of Punk Live Storytelling - Part 1

Spirit of Punk To begin our new season, we have something very special for you. A series of live stories we recorded in conjunction with the Spirit of Punk at the end of last year at Buck Mulligan's bar in Melbourne. The principle of Spirit of Punk is simple. All you need to do is show up and read a piece of your work no longer than the duration of a Ramones song. How easy is that? The recordings are live so there are some little mic disturbances here and there. But more than anything there is the unmistakeable courage of writers taking to the stage to read their non-fiction stories.. So to kick it all off, here is Nic Brasch to tell us how he started the Spirit of Punk. And as with every Spirit of punk event, Nic follows his introduction by reading one of his own pieces. Tonight, Nic reads his flash memoir, I Can Tell Anyone Anything. Writers in this episode I Can Tell Anyone Anything by Nic Brasch My story is prompted by some advice I got from the writer, Christos Tsiolkas, who to...

17 MINJAN 6
Comments
Spirit of Punk Live Storytelling - Part 1

Your Big Hands

his piece was written the day after my grandpa's funeral. He'd been dying for such a long time that his actual passing seemed somewhat routine. This story explores the ceremony and banality of life ending. Zoë's writing has been recognised in the 2017 and 2016 Grace Marion Wilson competition, the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize and the 2016 Overland Story Wine Prize. Acknowledgements: Memoria is written, produced, edited and presented by Natalie V. Your Big Hands is written and read by f The story is sound edited by Jen Farrow. Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, Sage the Hunter, When in the West and The Envelope. Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now. Support the show.

11 MIN2019 DEC 2
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Your Big Hands

Burn

My parents were part of a friendship group and all the offspring would flit between each others houses, backyards and the neighbourhood largely unsupervised. 'Burn' is about the beginning of the end of innocence and friendship. Emily Anderson is a writer, editor and lawyer from Melbourne, Australia. She was recently published in Visible Ink's annual anthology and you can find her at emilyanderson.com.au Acknowledgements: Memoria is written, produced, edited and presented by Natalie V. Burn is written and read by Emily Anderson. The story is sound edited by Jen Farrow. Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions, When in the West, The Envelope and Sage the Hunter. Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book, See Me Doodle, is out now. Support the show.

7 MIN2019 NOV 4
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Burn

I Confess, I Let Him Touch Me

*This episode contains descriptions of assault that may not be suitable for all listeners. Please use discretion. In a night of real trauma and fear, I had to reimagine and reclaim my role from that of being 'the prey' so that I could survive. Freelance Writer, Fashion Journalist, Professional Movie Critic, Nationwide Australian Style Writer, Yogini, Founder of theloveauthentic. Curious and trained as a Journalist, Private Investigator and Fashion Designer, writing a psychological thriller novel. Acknowledgements: Memoria is written, produced, edited and presented by Natalie V. I Confess, I Let Him Touch Me is written and read by Simmon Wagner. The story is sound edited by Jen Farrow. Music in this episode is byBlue Dot Sessions, “Pat Dog” and “Heliotrope”. Illustrations by Peta Manning. Her book,See Me Doodle, is out now. Support the show.

9 MIN2019 OCT 7
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I Confess, I Let Him Touch Me

Salting the Reaper’s Fields

I sat in the waiting room, teeth chattering, gasping for breath between counting down the numbers flashing on the screen next to the TV running the seven am news at ten, the reporter regurgitating reports of this disaster in this country and that tension between those two parties, the volume turned down low, almost deliberately so you were forced to think. And to over-think. The lips of the news anchor mouthing along to the chatter that had become my inner-monologue, nagging. Gnawing. Stop. Three more to go. Salting the Reaper’s Fields by Ashvin Jeevan Salting the Reaper’s Fields is based off the journal entries documenting my experience as a young gay man newly diagnosed with HIV. It is a story of triumph and recognising one’s own resilience when faced with adversity. Aashvin is a peer-worker with Living Positive Victoria who responds to persons newly diagnosed with HIV or presenting with complexities from an earlier diagnosis. Acknowledgements: Memoria is written, produced, edi...

9 MIN2019 SEP 2
Comments
Salting the Reaper’s Fields

Poverty Delusion

Official definition: a false belief of a person that he or she is impoverished or will be deprived of material possessions. *A warning. This episode is about suicide and may not be suitable for everyone. Please use discretion. Poverty Delusion by Nicolas Brasch Sometimes you learn about things when you least expect to - and when you don't want to. Have you ever heard of poverty delusion? It's an official psychiatric condition. I hadn't heard of it until ... I wish I'd never heard of it. I hadn't heard of it until ... my sister had it. Until she took her life. Nicolas is a writer, a teacher of writing, Chair of Writers Victoria, and the founder and host of Spirit of Punk, an open mic event for emerging writers. You can find Nicolas on his website and Instagram. Acknowledgements: Memoria is written, produced, edited and presented by Natalie V. Poverty Delusion is written and read by Nicolas Brasch. The story is sound edited by Jen Farrow. Music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions,...

8 MIN2019 AUG 5
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Poverty Delusion
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