Matter of Life

Francis at Matter of Life helps grandparents, mothers and fathers, retirees, and people with serious illness to write and publish their life story, memoir or biography. Francis Icasiano has a background in healthcare and extensive experience in supporting people to tell their stories whilst living with cancer, early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Francis has worked with men, women and carers from diverse backgrounds and helped write stories of war service, travel and migration to Australia and personal and cultural histories.

Matter of Life provides services that include Memoir, biography, life story writing -Book design & publication -Memorial books for deceased -Mentoring & editing support and Writing workshops.

Free services

Free 30 minute consultation provided.

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Frequently asked questions

Who is this group for?

Grandparents, parents, people who are seriously ill, and their families

Is there a cost?

Yes. The prices are listed on the Matter of Life website.

Translation services available?


Is the organisation accessible for people with disabilities?


1113, 182 Edward St, Brunswick East

Opening hours

9am-5pm Mon-Fri. 10am-3pm Sat.