Diane Williamson – Writer

Diane has lived 80 plus years in the Northern suburbs. Her interest in writing was engendered by school teachers. Her first published piece was –‘A Day in a Dog’s Life’ for the school newspaper. Her exceptional teacher of English encouraged her to aim for University followed by teaching.

In later years she has been involved in Memoir writing. She was responsible for ‘Stories from the Suburbs-Moonee Valley’, an anthology. Along the way she has turned her hand to office work, teaching Suzuki Piano, floristry and choral singing. Cryptic Crosswords challenge her. She is grateful for all that the Glenroy Library offers. She participated in a Slam Poetry competition and was surprised to win it!

Privileged to be part of the project, she has felt humbled by the achievements of the five remarkable women she interviewed.

Her two children are parents themselves. Five grandchildren and her Good husband Ron, complete the immediate family. A nine year old boy once said to her: Families are important because they have a certain way to love you that no-one else can. Diane agrees.