A grandmother’s enthusiasm for children’s tales inspired by her own Nanna is among 100 short narratives selected for the new edition of Seniors’ Stories.
State Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves congratulated local Alle Lloyd whose story was included in the seventh volume of the book which showcases a selection of stories every year from authors aged in their sixties to nineties.
“Our talented seniors continue to inspire me with the many unique experiences they share with us in Seniors’ Stories,” Mr Sidgreaves said.
“Alle Lloyd’s story about Charlotte Judd, John Llewellyn Lloyd and John Dunmore Lang is a magnificent addition to the book.”
Alle is an ex-English teacher who, according to her bio, only recently has been penning poems, short stories, and elements of a larger work involving her research into her family history. Alle is “overwhelmingly compelled to write, seeing inspiration everywhere”.
Minister for Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans Natalie Ward said the contributors have challenged the way we see older people.
“Stories in this book will make you see older age in a new light and ask yourself, what does age have to do with it?” Mrs Ward said.
NSW Seniors Card, members were invited to contribute short stories to the book.
“It’s a fun and thought provoking read that offers an insight into the lives of older people,” Mr Sidgreaves said.
The NSW Government launched Seniors’ Stories in 2013 as a way of recognising and valuing the experiences of seniors.
Seniors’ Stories Volume 7 is available at all local libraries across NSW now, or can be downloaded as PDF or audiobook from seniorscard.nsw.gov.au