FOR THOSE ATTENDING THIS MEETING IN PERSON TODAY THE ‘OUT OF HOURS’ ACCESS IS TO BE USED.
This meeting will be at Library at the Dock, Docklands. See MEETINGS and EVENTS page for details.
A presentation by historian and biographer Maureen Lane will be followed by a memoir writing workshop given by Leigh Hay.
Maureen Lane is a local historian, researcher and author and co-author of five books.
Bitten by the Research Bug
Maureen loves to uncover previously undocumented stories. Her latest work, co-authored with her husband David King, is an autobiographical account of a little boy living on the streets of Williamstown who was taken in by a motorcycle gang. Angels is full of childhood tales of mischief and ingenuity, and documents the history and the code of conduct of a motorcycle club and the difficulties faced by women and children in violent households.
Leigh Hay is a freelance editor, published author and poet. She is a member of Wordsmiths of Melbourne and Nandina poetry groups.
Writing your memoir: telling your story
Memoirs are great way to tell your story. What is unique about your memories is that the past is yours and yours alone. The future belongs to the next generation and you can pass on your life story, traditions, culture and family history by telling your story. When you write your memoir or preserve your memories in other ways, you get to choose the legacy you want to leave. As we age, we are tasked with passing on ‘the knowledge’ and telling your story means the next generation has the chance to know and understand who you were and the era in which you lived. A memoir can be a work in progress. The important thing to remember is that your memories will outlive you.