About Eurobodalla Writers

Eurobodalla Writers (EWG) is a vibrant group who enjoy writing prose, poetry, and short stories. Members range from beginners who haven't written more than correspondence or work reports to published authors. Day and night groups. Come along to a couple of meetings to experience the creativity and writing support that is Eurobodalla Writers.

EWG program Mar to Dec 2018

7 Feb*            Open topic

21 Feb**        Footsteps  or This was the tropics

7 Mar*           On the spot writing: bring a photo for someone else to write about.

21 Mar           AGM
Taste  or  Waiting

4 Apr*            Confessions  or  The Monster
Whichever topic you choose, write from a child’s point of view

18 Apr            Workshop

2 May*           With Sword and Shield  or  Don’t Stop

16 May**       Fourth Floor  or  The Big Divide

6 Jun              Visit to member’s home

20 Jun*          Take cover!  or  The elephant in the room
Whichever topic you choose, do not use any adverbs.

4 Jul**            Sporting Life Blues  or  December came like a blow to the back of the head

18 Jul*            Poem: Solitude  or  prose: Locked In

1 Aug              Workshop

15 Aug*          The Nest  or  Highway

5 Sep**           Complaints Department  or  Dead End
Whichever topic you choose, write the entire piece in dialogue.

19 Sep             Visit to member’s home

3 Oct*             Dad took me hunting  or  There were three of them on the bridge

17 Oct**         The Squatter  or  If Only

7 Nov*            The trees gushed blood  or  How perfect!

21 Nov**        The Bookshop  or  Vincent slowly removed the cover
Whichever topic you choose, describe an everyday scene that has a disturbing element.

5 Dec              Xmas Party
Present something that you have developed from a piece or pieces written earlier in the year

*   includes 10-15 minute admin meeting
** ‘short burst’ writing

Drabble/poetry topics, undated this year: choose anything you like from this list –

(Drabble: exactly 100 words, in prose or poetry. For half the topics there is an emotion that must be incorporated)

 Paint/anger

So what?

Leaves/abandonment

Harbour

Socks/defeat

Transported

Glasses/hilarity

Nobody told me

Termite/joy

Look away

Cupboard/boredom

Chrysalis

Skin/laughter

Mountain

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2018 Program

Happy New Year and welcome to the 2018 Program for the Eurobodalla Writers Daytime group.

7th February   free topic, or bring along your favourite prose (max words 1000) or poem to read

The remaining 2018 program, which includes set topics, workshops, excursions, and ‘on-the-spot’ writing has been updated. For more information please go to: https://eurobodallawriters.org/2018/03/22/eurofaw-program-mar-dec-2018-2/

Are you interested in joining the day or evening group? Please contact via https://eurobodallawriters.org/contact-us/

Venue, times and other information https://eurobodallawriters.org/

Eurobodalla Writers’ Program July to Dec 2017

July 19:            Drabble: The puzzle/tragic

Topic: Blue Silk Pyjamas Or An adventure set in a suburban street (A character has a distinctive mannerism)

Aug 2:              Drabble: The door/imaginary

Topic: Afternoons and Coffeespoons

Or        An ordinary everyday scene that has one disturbing element

Aug 16:            Drabble: Fox/wide

Topic:  Leunig cartoon as stimulus

Or        Catch a train that takes you into a strange land (A character experiences pain)

Sept 6:             Drabble: Flies/thoughtful

Topic: Shame on the dance floor Or I am the sum of my scars (A full moon features)

Sept 20:           On-the-spot writing: response to a random line from a book

Oct 4:              Drabble: Advice/wrecked

Topic: A Letter: We could have had it all Or Lily was here (Someone cries tears)

Oct 16:            Drabble: Moon/frozen

Topic:  I danced the tango with a murderer Or How Dare You! (A photograph is significant)

Nov 1:             Drabble: The Bridge/obsessive

Topic: Ride the River Or After Midnight (A secret is exposed)

Nov 15:           Excursion to member’s home

Dec 6:              Xmas Party

The First Quarter 2017

The Eurobodalla Writers’ website has been updated.

Chris Andrew’s recent workshop on story structure was a success with lots of ideas discussed, explanations on how to focus on what is important in an emerging story, difference between theme and plot and 30sec opportunity to promote your book – what you say could result in rejection of your manuscript or no book sales or be the winning phrase resulting in success. The day-time group who are planning on writing a collaborative story were enthusiastic in using the opportunity to further develop the storyline and how different writer voices might come together in the one novella.

Eurobodalla Writers has some vacancies in both the day and night-time writing groups. We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in writing but haven’t done anything since school; you dabble with a bit of poetry; ready to start your 1st or 5th novel; or if you would just like to be part of a group of creative women and men who enjoy a good word or two. No experience necessary, come along to a meeting and have some fun.

EWG FAW PROGRAM to June 2017

EWG FAW PROGRAM  to June 2017

Drabble’: short story of exactly 100 words (excl Title), theme/emotion or key point to include; ‘Topic’: short story up to 1000 words; Poems – choose ‘drabble’ or ‘topic’ theme (no set word count)

Mar 1:             Excursion to member’s home (financial FAW members only)

Mar 15:           Drabble: The Concert/aromatic  Topic: Find an emotion in this extract from TS Eliot’s ‘Burnt Norton’ and write to it –

‘At the still point of the turning world, Neither flesh nor fleshless There the dance lies

Do not ask me where I’ve been  I only know I’ve been there, at the still point.’  Or       Dreams of Home (Water features in your story)

April 5:            Drabble: Hiccups/romantic   Topic: Monologue:      A Soap-box Speech about a Pet Hate   Or        The time I got into a bar fight (Use smell and touch)

April 19:          Out-sourced workshop (Chris Andrews’ Story and Structure)

Open to members and the general public – contact EWG for further detail register for this workshop

May 3:             Writing Challenge: Group novel – Topic TBA. Separate to program. *

May 17:           Drabble: The Present/ghostly  Topic:  The Cello

To tell you the truth  I never wanted to be   A cello.   When I was wood   I had my own song

 Write the tree’s song as a Ballad or Free Verse   Or  Alley Cat (Use an Antagonist to develop your story)

June 7  :           Drabble: Time/trembling   Topic: The Waiting Room (A red beret features)

Or        Dialogue between a confirmed criminal and someone with criminal intent

starting with –

A:                                                                     B: I’m sorry

A:                                                                     B: I know, I’m sorry

A:                                                                     B: I’ll come up

A:                                                                     B: No, It was my fault.

June 21:           Drabble: False Alarm/empty    Topic:  Memoir: Write about a time when you were frightened or angry or embarrassed  Or  Write the transcript for a completely chaotic newscast