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Memoria

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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.

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.

Location:

Australia

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

+61 4 8116 7170


Episodes

S4 E7 - Jack

7/6/2020
The story of my grandfather and how mean he was has been like a family echo for many years. This poem is my attempt to capture what it must have been like for my father, the burden of the farm debt, and the way this story is part of us all. Sherryl Clark is a writer and poet, who has published children's books, poetry and been the co-editor of Poetrix magazine for 20 years. After teaching writing for many years, she is now focusing on her own writing, and especially her crime fiction. You...

Duration:00:07:08

S4 E6 - I died before I was born

6/1/2020
I have died. I have died many times—before I was even born. After my birth, they still wanted me gone, but they failed. They pressured my parents to sign me away for adoption, but my mother held onto me for dear life. The story of my birth defined my personality early on, and it continues to inform who I am. When I tried to write about walking across Kyrgyzstan, I realized that a more pressing story needed to be told. I needed to first understand myself before I could write about my actions....

Duration:00:10:27

S4 E5 - My grandmother

5/4/2020
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 poem Yiayia 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...

Duration:00:09:33

S4 E4 - Rage

3/30/2020
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...

Duration:00:08:44

S4 E3 - Holes in my Sunhat

3/2/2020
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...

Duration:00:12:57

S4 E2 - Spirit of Punk Live Storytelling - Part 2

2/3/2020
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...

Duration:00:13:46

S4 E1 - Spirit of Punk Live Storytelling - Part 1

1/6/2020
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...

Duration:00:17:48

S3 E6 - Your Big Hands

12/1/2019
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...

Duration:00:11:33

S3 E5 - Burn

11/3/2019
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...

Duration:00:07:46

S3 E4 - I Confess, I Let Him Touch Me

10/6/2019
*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...

Duration:00:09:25

S3 E3 - Salting the Reaper’s Fields

9/1/2019
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....

Duration:00:09:03

S3 E2 - Poverty Delusion

8/4/2019
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...

Duration:00:08:21

S3 E1 - Season 3 Episode 1 – The Cream Bun

6/30/2019
We’d been planning it for days, loitering at the drinking trough beside the tuck shop window. Leigh distracted him. I snuck up from behind. What a rush! How funny was that? It was 1963—a time when funny was defined by the Three Stooges. The Cream Bun by Roy Mears Few moments from your childhood live on. Memories are often suppressed. Yet, a smell, a sound, can immediately transport you back, to relive what you felt at the time. Mostly not by choice, you’re called to this memory for a reason....

Duration:00:10:04

BONUS EPISODE – 11 February 2019 – Writer Interview - Rijn Collins

2/11/2019
Writer Interview Rijn Collins This bonus episode is an interview Nat V had with Rijn Collins about her writing process. The interview was recorded in 2018. Rijn has two stories featured in season two of our podcast: The Eyes of the Bird and Rapunzel, Rapunzel. Episode edited by Nat V. Music in this episode by the Blue Dot Sessions. Special thanks to our Patrons for their support. You can become a Patron for as little as $1 per month! See our Patreon website for more details. Support the...

Duration:00:05:27

BONUS EPISODE – 21 January 2019 – Writer Interview - Ash Rehn

1/20/2019
Writer Interview Ash Rehn This bonus episode is an interview Nat V had with Ash Rehn about his writing process. The interview was recorded in late 2018. Ash's #flashnonfiction story, Something Beginning With Chaos is our last episode for season two. Episode edited by Nat V. Music in this episode by the Blue Dot Sessions. Special thanks to our Patrons for their support. You can become a Patron for as little as $1 per month! See our Patreon website for more details. podcoin Support the show:...

Duration:00:08:09

BONUS EPISODE – 7 January 2019 – Writer Interview - Aprill Allen

1/6/2019
Writer Interview Aprill Allen This bonus episode is an interview Nat V had with Aprill Allen about her writing process. The interview was recorded in early 2018. Aprill's #flashnonfiction story, The Sacrament, featured in episode 1 of our second season. Episode edited by Nat V. Music in this episode by the Blue Dot Sessions. Special thanks to our Patrons for their support. You can become a Patron for as little as $1 per month! See our Patreon website for more details. Support the show:...

Duration:00:05:48

BONUS EPISODE – 17 December 2018 – Writer Interview - Annie Drum

12/16/2018
Writer Interview Annie Drum This bonus episode is an interview Nat V had with Annie Drum about her writing process. The interview was recorded in November 2017. Annie's #flashnonfiction story, Tattooed Mother, featured in episode 16 of our first season. Since then, Annie has been on a writing retreat in Amsterdam and is currently being mentored by Toni Jordan to expand her novella into a novel. Episode edited by Nat V. Music in this episode by the Blue Dot Sessions. Special thanks to our...

Duration:00:07:31

S2 E14 - S2EP14 – Something Beginning With Chaos – 3 December 2018

11/24/2018
Mum’s driving the station wagon, Jenny, Jack and Grace in the back. Butch and Becky in the footwells grizzling. Esky, bags, towels, birdcage. The back-back is full. Suitcases on the roof rack. Butch looks guilty. ‘Mum, Butch farted.’Something Beginning With Chaos by Ash Rehn Our family holidays were predictable yet anxiety-ridden occasions, drama always within striking distance. With dogs, kids and my parents own baggage packed tightly together, hurtling down the highway, something had to go...

Duration:00:06:52

S2 E13 - S2EP13 – 19 November 2018 – Redemption

11/18/2018
I touched his face, his hair. His body. Cold. Hard. His face had no lines. It’s been said, the worry lines leave you instantly upon death. Will I lose my creased brow, I thought.Redemption by Lyn Mitchell Reflections in old age can grab your mind and transport you in fractions of time. Moments in our unique journeys are like flag posts in a desert of inconsequential living. A word, a smell, a piece of music. Redemption was always waiting to be written, to be purged. Dad’s death mask was...

Duration:00:08:57

S2 E12 - S2EP12 – 5 November 2018 – Forsaken

11/4/2018
Jesus wept, the saying goes, and there he was, on his crucifix, laid out on the unceremonious bench, cast rigid into a plaster block, laid to waste on the Swanston Street spine.Forsaken by Anna Sublet To see a crucifix, abandoned at a tram stop, spoke to me of false hopes, salvation, loss and delusion. Who knows when or if they will be saved? And who, if anyone, will be their saviour? I watched a couple wrestle with their mess at that tram stop, testing the gristle and tendons of their...

Duration:00:05:56