For the first decade of the 21st Century, this website's editor, Colin Mockett, organised writing events for Geelong Seniors Festivals. This resulted in a series of books written by our region's seniors, most of which were about their time growing up or living in our city.
For Geelong’s 2020 online Seniors Festival, Colin selected 31 memories from this source and invited 31 guest celebrities to read them.
These are mostly younger, vibrant voices drawn from our arts, radio, theatre and political sectors, with a few surprise celebrities thrown in. We think they add an energy and true-life vigour to the stories. Made into podcasts, with an authentic Seniors Festival backing track,
these stories are released daily throughout the Festival month of October. And because the reader's names are not announced until after the story is read, you’re invited to guess each celebrity reader while enjoying our aural journey back down Geelong’s memory lane.
Find the podcasts already released by clicking here.
And.... We value your feedback for this year’s Geelong Seniors Festival.