Writers across the Hilltops gather for memoir workshop

Ted Webber (past FAW Young President and organiser of the workshop), Julie Alavoine (FAW Young Secretary), Julie Ankers (Author) and Kerry Chater (Workshop presenter).
Ted Webber (past FAW Young President and organiser of the workshop), Julie Alavoine (FAW Young Secretary), Julie Ankers (Author) and Kerry Chater (Workshop presenter).

"Memories of our life events will be lost forever unless we take some positive action."

This was the message delivered by visiting writing mentor, wordsmith, author and family historian, Kerry Chater, to the memoir writing workshop attendees at a recent writers gathering at Young.

"We all have our life experience, we all have our story to tell, but future generations will never know unless we leave some written record," she said.

Thirty-two writers from the Hilltops area, Boorowa, Harden, Galong, Prunevale, Reids Flat and Young were joined by writers from Grenfell and Cootamundra to hear Kerry's inspiriting guidance on how to capture those experiences and leave a sense of "us" for our future generations.

FAW spokesperson Maree Myhill said "the workshop was both enjoyable and educational".

"FAW writers group hold workshops each year and this was one of the best," she said.

"But of course such an event needs support and the FAW thank Hilltops Council, The Young Services Club, Young Library and radio stations for their assistance."

The Lambing Flat Fellowship of Australian Writers has been part of the Young community since 1982, meeting every second Monday at the Services Club from 5.30pm.