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Nate DiMeo’s Memory Palace

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Nate DiMeo is the voice – and producer – of The Memory Palace, a celebrated storytelling podcast about the past. In each short episode, DiMeo’s evocative, elegiac monologues reach back into history, returning with quiet magic; a flickering of something timeless.

More than many podcasts, The Memory Palace hinges on writing. ‘I’m just looking for some little fleck of something wonderful in the past,’ DiMeo has said of the process. ‘I latch onto that thing that moved me … We know the subject; what’s the story? That’s the part that takes forever.’

Based in Los Angeles, he’s recently been the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s artist in residence. Other recent writing projects include ghostwriting Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America with the Parks and Recreation writing team, several TV staff writing gigs and a novel in progress.

In a free event at Geelong Regional Library & Heritage Centre, Nate DiMeo will walk us through a handful of prompts which ultimately blossomed into Memory Palace stories – and discuss how he’s built a creative livelihood around his writing. Hosted by Jon Tjhia.

This event is part of The Creative Exchange, presented in partnership with Creative Victoria, the Wheeler Centre and Geelong Regional Libraries.

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Nate DiMeo

Nate DiMeo is the creator of The Memory Palace, a storytelling podcast about the past. He was the artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in 2016–2017. He’s been a finalist for both the Peabody Award for excellence in media and the Thurber Prize for American Humor. H... Read more

Jon Tjhia

Jon Tjhia was the Wheeler Centre’s Senior Digital Editor. He worked on the Wheeler Centre’s multimedia, editorial and digital projects from 2010–2020, including #discuss, the short-form multimedia series Housekeeping, and long-form podcast series Better Off Dead and The Messenger, which w... Read more

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Geelong Library & Heritage Centre

51 Little Malop Street, Geelong VIC 3220

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