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Life membership for FAW legend Trevar Langlands

Trevar Langlands and Colleen Parker after receiving life memberships
from the Fellowship of Australian Writers.

 

When he’s not in front of a microphone at Macarthur community radio station 100.3FM, Trevar Langlands is busy running the Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW).

He is currently the NSW president of FAW – the 21st time he has stepped up to the role.

At this year’s annual literary awards luncheon, Mr Langlands was awarded FAW life membership, along with fellow committee member Colleen Parker.

“It was a great honour to receive life membership,’’ he said.

The Fellowship of Australian Writers was founded in 1928, and in its early days counted literary legends such as Henry Lawson, Dame Mary Gilmore, Miles Franklin and many others among its members.

Langlands, who presents an arts and music show every Wednesday morning on Macarthur community radio station 100.3FM, says that more
than 90 years later FAW is still a very active organisation.

“Recently I attended as president of FAW the launch of this year’s Seniors’ Book of 100 stories, which we produced on behalf of Seniors
NSW.

“It was held in the NSW Parliament House and the MC was TV personality Jean Kitson and  launched by Lou Amato, a member of the Legislative Council.

“This is the second book we have produced for the NSW Government, so we seem to be doing alright.

“Many of the 100 authors selected attended, plus a number of my committee members.

“As senior of the Year 2019, 92 years old runner in the Masters Athletic Championships Heather Lee OAM was a guest speaker,’’ Mr Langlands
said.

“Heather gave an interesting speech about getting on with life and doing remarkable things.’’

Which sounds like an apt description of our own Campbelltown legend,
Trevar Langlands.

 

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