Local Writer receives an award

Many of you may know Jean Moase as the ‘Yoga Lady‘, however Jean has another string to her bow… Recently, Jean placed 2nd in a writing competition held by the Eastwood-Hills Fellowship of Australian Writers – FAW. The group is a mix of diverse individuals who offer encouragement and support to all writers, from beginner to the published professional. hillsfaw.webs.com

photo 1Jean’s memoir is about an ornate cup and saucer passed down in her family.
The last sentence of Jean’s story reads: “I sat silent, saddened by the double tragedy of Think of Me.

Competition judges, Mary Milton and Alan Russell had this to say about the top entries in the ‘Memoir’ category;

It is always interesting and something of a privilege to read memoir because this medium really draws the reader into the lives of the authors. The topics cover almost the whole spectrum of human experience, from intensely personal, sometimes tragic happenings, to the lighter side of life.

In the winning entry, The Silence of the Good Wife, the author is re-visiting, after many years, the place of her childhood. She recalls her mother and the self-sacrificing life she lived for her family. It is a touching story, beautifully written.
‘Think of Me’, the memoir in second place, is written around a particular “keepsake”. Such memorabilia remind us of the people connected with them and often have deeper meanings only revealed to the writer after many years. Recalling how a particular keepsake was passed on to her, this writer wonders which of her daughters will be the recipient sometime in the future.

Congratulations Jean, from the Stroud Community Web.


2 Comments on “Local Writer receives an award”

  1. Beryl Bowden August 29, 2014 at 11:52 am #

    Well deserved, Jean. A novel next?

  2. Anne Frost August 27, 2014 at 6:49 am #

    Congratulations Jean! Keep writing.

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