WFSC’s Winter Writers Retreat

WFSC’s Winter Writers Retreat

20th – 22nd July @ Kianinny Bush Cottages (Kianinny Resort Tathra)

$275 sharing a cabin with another author

https://retreat.writersfsc.org.au

Now in its FOURTH YEAR, if you haven’t been to one yet, it’s your turn to discover the Writer of the Far South Coast’s annual retreat. Get motivated and inspired by mentors and warm up your writing this winter. The combined creativity gathered in this tranquil bush setting is nurtured by removing the daily grind of responsibilities while building a community of like-minded folk over bottomless cups of tea and coffee beside cosy wood fires. At the welcome dinner on Friday night, our mentors will pitch their genres, skills and mentoring style. Join the group led by the mentor that suits your writing best. Two 90-minute sessions on Saturday and Sunday morning are designed to give your writing and inspiration a boost. The rest of your time can be devoted to writing that first draft.

Eurobodalla Writers is happy to share this information – this is a Writer of the Far South Coast event. For all queries about this workshop please go to the attached WFSC website.

 

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Alan Baxter workshop 5th June 2018

Eurobodalla Writers’ evening group is hosting a workshop with multi-award winning author Alan Baxter who will be conducting a discussion on promoting ourselves as writers, marketing etc. Come prepared with questions. Tuesday 5th June, 6.30-8.30pm in Moruya NSW. Cost is $25.00. Bookings to 0411 341 392.
 

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

Rockin’ the Edits workshop 7th Sept

Do you write? Wish to write? Do you wonder how to turn ordinary words, a sentence, a paragraph into an exciting visual story leaving your readers wanting more?

Multi-published author Debbie Richardson is running her highly informative and creative workshop Rockin’ the Edits Wednesday 7th September.

This workshop is open to members of the public.

Venue: Moruya Golf Club, Evans Street, Moruya

Time:  10.00am (registration/tea & coffee), 10.30am – 2.30pm

Cost: $15 or  $10 members (member concessions available);

Lunch: the Golf Club offers a $10 lunch special menu; sandwiches etc available from the bar.

Bring paper, pen or laptop, a sense of fun and adventure as we explore the wonder of words.

I attended Rockin’ the Edits with Debbie earlier in the year and am really looking forward to next Wednesday’s workshop.

More info on the presenter: http://www.dlrichardson.com

Literary events in the Eurobodalla

September is offering up a smorgasbord of literary events in the Eurobodalla that involve many of our writers.

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”   Oscar Wilde

Moruya Library, as part of its Library Links program, is holding two Literary Salons after the fashion of Oscar Wilde. Wearing their Sunday best, writers, readers and audience will come together to share their love of style and the written word. An elegant supper and a literary quiz will also be part of this twilight soiree.

Debbie Richardson, one of our prolific published authors, is running her popular ‘Rockin’ the Edits’ workshop again. This is the one in which she uses song lyrics to analyse/imagine character motivations as drivers for narrative arc. Debbie is available to run workshops for other branches (check out her website: dlrichardson.com). Writers of the Far South Coast have enjoyed a couple of her workshops to date.

The biggest event this year is the Batemans Bay Writers Festival, 9-11 September. In a session titled ‘Local Authors Let Loose on Literature’, four of our published authors (Debbie Richardson, Stafford Ray, Cassie Webb and Rhonda Casey) will talk about what’s inspired them, the road to publishing, and will give brief readings from their latest works. A wonderful initiative by our local Festival committee; we hope you have similar support from your local events organisers.

As in previous years two of our members, Mavis Hayes and Louise Falcioni, joined two others in judging the annual Mayor’s Writing Competition, open to all school children in the Shire. Hundreds of entries are received and EuroFAW provides 3rd prize Encouragement Awards for each age category. The presentation, suitably, occurs in the Council meeting room. It is an interesting and rewarding experience to also chat with the prize-getters and their parents at the morning tea that follows.

Our group has also been allocated a bi-monthly report in our local newspapers – a handy opportunity for free advertising! Thank you to Debbie Richardson for arranging this).

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