Eurobodalla Writers Day Group Program 2021 3 February to December
Eurobodalla Writers day and night meetings: Members and visitors please note that meetings via Zoom may be substituted, or the venue cancelled at short notice, during Eurobodalla Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings. Covid sign-in, hand sanitiser, bring your own tea/coffee mug protocols, bring a mask if required. Do not attend if unwell. Members please advise via email if you are not attending a meeting.
Night group meetings are in private venues around the Moruya area on the first Tuesday of every month (6.30-8.30pm) – bookings for all meetings essential. Writing for works towards publication, to develop stories & memoirs, group novella, writing experience. If you’re not writing a story and wish to attend the night group please choose topics from the day group program or submit your own topic.
Day group meetings are on the first Wednesday of every month in the Red Door Hall next to Anglican Church Page St Moruya – bookings for all meetings essential. Meetings are from 10.30am to 1.30pm. See topics for day-time meetings. Note: please email of stories and poems prior as per Committee’s new guidelines (see EWG secretary’s emails for further information).
New enquiries for both groups welcome
Topics for July to December day-time meetings
Topics are open to writer’s interpretation. Short story to 1000 words, Drabble is a complete story in exactly 100 words, poetry
07 July: Come Away with Me OR Spring; Summer; Autumn; Winter. (4 separate tasks, using a different style or genre for each.) See doc – list of genres. Drabble: Puzzlement.
04 Aug: View from a Train OR Falling. Drabble: Either topic.
01 Sep: Excursion: Either Moruya Historical Museum or Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens. Fall back topics: Trees OR Sandshoes.
06 Oct: Write about a place you used to go to as a childOR I Was Born at the Wrong Time. Drabble: Patience.
03 Nov: Begin a story with these words: ‘In the vine-shadows on the veranda…’ OR Moving. Drabble: either topic
01 Dec: Christmas party.
Topics for February to June day-time meetings
Topics are open to writer’s interpretation. A Drabble is a complete story in exactly 100 words
03 Feb: Position Doubtful OR Late Nights on Air. Drabble: Laziness (for either topic)
03 Mar: Traveller’s Tale OR Ruby Drabble: either topic
07 Apr: Across the Valley: Write a story or poetry with the eye of a cinematographer (background noise, weather, colour, texture, detail, angle of view, scene opening)
A workshop, if meeting in person
05 May: Free topic, but you MUST:
1. Begin the story at sunrise.
2. You must use the following words somewhere in your story: SIGNATURE, PATIENT and BICYCLE.
3. Your story must include a character who has to make a CHOICE.
Drabble: either topic.
02 June: Crossroads OR Research a famous person from NSW 1788-1838. Create a fictional side-character and build a story mixing fact and fiction. Drabble: Fear.