Eurobodalla FAW day group Program 2019

EuroFAW Program 2019

Note: Drabble topics are the same as the up-to-1000 word topics. The emotion to be incorporated in the Drabble is different for each meeting.

Writers Voice contributions/reports to Eileen by Feb 12, May 12, Aug 12, Nov 12

6 Feb:                    Free choice topic

20 Feb:                 Insomnia or There was no going back (Don’t use ‘it seemed’ or ‘it felt like’)                      Drabble emotion – Admiration

6 Mar:                   On-the-spot writing: music as stimulus

20 Mar:                 Fever or Forgotten         Drabble emotion – Anger

3 April:                 A story set in either of these time periods: the Middle Ages or the 1950’s

17 April:               The devil may care or Subterranean Blues  (The protagonist doesn’t achieve what they want)    Drabble emotion – Boredom

1 May:                  Poetry Workshop – Details I month prior

15 May:                Marshmallow Longings or Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

Drabble emotion – Confusion

5 June:                 Using the picture attached to the program, write a story that gradually becomes grotesque/surreal 

19 June:               Fire and Ice or The Journey (No adverbs to be used)

Drabble emotion – Disgust

3 July:                   Write a poem about a mundane kitchen item (eg garlic crusher, chopping board), using language to make the ordinary seem extraordinary

17 July:                 A mountain or Why did you do it?

Drabble emotion –Envy

7 Aug:                   Lunch at Café Vulcan: Sensory writing about the food being consumed. Tap into memories invoked by the experience

21 Aug: `              Garden Talk or Back Track  (Give a character a particular mannerism or attribute (eg twitch,  scar, tattoo)   Drabble emotion – Horror

4 Sept:                  An author/artist/carpenter (or other occupation) overhears a discussion about his/her work

18 Sept:               The gift of birds or White-water rafting

Drabble emotion – Nostalgia

2 Oct:                    Workshop: walking the local neighbourhood: observation, interaction and reflection (idea based on ‘The Fitzroy Diaries’ by Lauren Clarke)

16 Oct:                  A handful of gravel or Tough Call

Drabble emotion – Sympathy

6 Nov:                   A story that gradually builds up a complex word picture of one of the characters

14 Nov:                 Bucket List or Feather in the Web

Drabble emotion – Triumph

4 Dec:                   Xmas Party: Communal lunch plus up to 1000 word short story (Turn a sad event into a humorous story eg the cat died this morning)

 

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Achievements by night writers group 2018

A number of current and past members of the evening writers group (a.k.a. the Secret Society of Words – SSOW) have successfully published novels, short stories, children’s books, magazine/journal articles, or been offered publishing contracts for multiple books.

Details of new books will be available soon.

Many SSOW members are finalising manuscripts, after working on them various periods of time, and having lots of fun as well as receiving inspiration during critique and discussion sessions

If you have been harbouring a passion to write a book but not sure where to start, or you’ve been writing for a while but now wish some feedback to further develop your creation, then consider joining the evening writers’ group. https://eurobodallawriters.org/contact-us/

Literary Salon 11th October Moruya

 

The Eurobodalla Literary Salon | Moruya
When: today Thursday 11 October 2018, 5:30pm – 7pm
Where: Council Chambers, Eurobodalla Shire Council, Vulcan Street, Moruya
Hear the creativity of five short stories and see the works of art those stories inspired. You can attend one, two or all three Salons with new literary and artworks at each venue.

Cost: Free

In partnership with the Eurobodalla Fellowship of Australian Writers, we introduce a program of new literary works at the Eurobodalla Literary Salon. Each writer has created a literary work, which has inspired a local artist to create a new artwork especially for this event. The works will also be on exhibition at Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma Libraries.

We’ll serve an elegant spread of light refreshments at these twilight events where writers and visual artists come together to inspire and spark each other’s creativity. Hear a variety of writers perform their work and see the exhibition of inspired artworks as you enjoy a delightful spread of nibbles.

Bookings essential (for catering)

For more information or to book for 11th October please contact Moruya Library:

T: 02 4474 1333
http://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/events/event/2018/the-eurobodalla-literary-salon-moruya2

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