EuroFAW day group program 2022

Topics for February to December 2022

Write a short story up to 1000 words; poetry; or Drabble which is a story or poem that is exactly 100 words and uses the month’s topic with the supplied emotion.

2 Feb:              After the Storm  or  Write from the POV of planet earth; Drabble – hurt

2 Mar:             If you could turn back time: Choose an earlier version of yourself – any age you like – and write him/her a letter that would have been helpful at the time  or Write a memoir centred on one or more items of clothing;  Drabble – furious

6 April:            Story with a non-linear plot starting with: ‘Nancy looked down at the body and considered what to do with it…’ or The Fireplace; Drabble – boastful

4 May:             A monologue, on any topic or The Newcomer: a dialogue-only story for 2-3 characters (before writing, do a character profile for each character); Drabble – cautious

1 June:            Proposed Excursion to Moruya Historical Museum, then write a story or poem inspired by something in the exhibition; Drabble – enthusiastic

6 July:              A ballad in the style of Banjo Patterson. Topic: ‘Badger’ Lee or The bike is still in its usual space; Drabble – deflated

3 Aug:              Workshop: Describe a person, starting with physical characteristics and mannerisms, then moving on to character, using the topic: Evie was going to miss her flight

7 Sept:             Pick the opening line of any novel and write a story that begins with it but is completely different from the original or A random Act; Drabble – indifferent

5 Oct:              Write a story in which food plays an important part or Stillness; Drabble – agreeable

2 Nov:             Don’t tell the neighbours or At Sea; Drabble – gentle

7 Dec:              Xmas party and lunch: On-the-spot writing to a given topic. Every couple of minutes a random word, provided by a committee member, has to be incorporated in a meaningful way

Congratulations – Literary Salon another success

2021 Literary Salon was a fabulous two nights of stories, poems, and artwork. Congratulations to writers, artists, and the Council’s organising team of Indi, Sue, and Sharon. Looking forward to 2022 Literary Salon. The Eurobodalla Fellowship of Australian Writers welcomes everyone whether a complete writing novice through to multi-published authors. For the times gatherings at venues are restricted we write, read, and give feedback via Zoom meetings. Contact Eurobodalla Writers to attend a meeting and find out more about this creative group.

https://www.beagleweekly.com.au/post/literary-salons-2021

Eurobodalla Writers’ meetings on Zoom

In line with the Coronavirus regulations and for the safety and health of our members, all Eurobodalla Writers day and night meetings are cancelled with  Zoom online meetings in lieu for members until further notice. If you are interested in day, night, or both writing groups when they resume please feel free to make contact via https://eurobodallawriters.org/contact-us/ for more information and to be notified when visitors are able to attend meetings again.

Use the time to be creative writing poems, short stories, your novel … if you’re stuck for ideas have a look at the our July to Dec 2020 program.

In the meantime stay well and healthy, and happy writing.

EWG Meetings 2020 – Updated

Updated – Eurobodalla Writers Day Group Program 2020 July to December

In line with the new Coronavirus regulations and for the safety and health of our members, all Eurobodalla Writers day and night meetings at venues are cancelled until further notice. Online via Zoom day group meetings have started every 3rd Wednesday using that day’s topics. Note: email of stories and poems prior as per Committee’s new guidelines (see Rosie’s emails for further information). Online via Zoom night group meetings for works towards publication, to develop stories & memoirs, group novella, writing experience.

New enquiries welcome for when meetings in venues recommence.

*Drabbles (a complete story in 100 words exact) as per 2019: use one of the topics and incorporate the given feeling

** topics for July to Sept online day-time meetings

**15 July: List everything you enjoy that is connected to the 5 senses.  Construct a story or poem that uses many things on the list. OR Red in tooth and claw

**19 Aug: Focus on Pace – frenzy v. calm – within the one story eg a chase or someone taking a bath/lap swimming and thinking about the day  OR All under a summer sky Drabble: Greed

**16 Sept: Position Doubtful OR Late Nights on Air Drabble: Laziness

If meetings in venue recommence for October onwards

7 Oct: Write a story or poem which reveals a small good thing that a violent, hasty world needs  OR The Hairdresser’s Day  Drabble: Love

21 Oct: Describe a meal in a foreign home OR I was born in the wrong time (era) Drabble: Fear

4 Nov: Workshop 5 – A story that gradually reveals a more complex picture of a character. Topic: ‘Keep going, you can do it!’

18 Nov: Choose an artist, writer or musician. Hop into their skin and explain their creation (eg what inspired the work) OR Write about a place you used to go to as a child Drabble: Patience

2 Dec: Xmas Lunch: A Christmas story – The Misfit OR Hidden Agenda

Want to know the day group topics that were used for Feb to June?

5 Feb: Write a scene from childhood that involves 3 characters. Write it 3 times: from each character’s POV OR A Long Way from Water. Drabble: Humiliation

19 Feb: Home OR Dark Days. Drabble: Satisfaction

4 Mar: Workshop 1 – Inspiration from a work of art/music

18 Mar: Cliff-hanger: Enter a story as late as possible and leave it early. Topic: The hunter and the hunted OR Who do you think you are? Drabble: Bitterness

1 April: Dressed for success OR Driving. Drabble: Longing

15 April: A letter: to someone the narrator has been estranged from/not contacted for many years OR Recovery. Drabble: Puzzlement

** topics for May & June online day-time meetings.

6 May: Workshop 2

Part A: Writing in different tenses and persons. Part B: Reading a piece of ‘good’ writing and discussing why it works (or arguing that it doesn’t)

**20 May: Making ends meet OR ‘I wandered lonely…’ Drabble: Despair

3 June: The newcomer: a dialogue-only story for 2-3 characters. Before writing, do a character profile for each character. Present as a play-reading using other members. (Provide them with copies prior to the day) OR Tea and Toast. Drabble: Joy

**17 June: Pieces of the Puzzle OR The Wall. Drabble: Surprise

Literary Salon 2019

Exhibition: The Literary Salon at the Bas

the first Literary Salon

Where: Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, Corner of Vulcan and Campbell streets, Moruya

Exhibition: Saturday 5 October to Sunday 27 October 2019

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm (closed Mondays)

Come to the Bas in Moruya to see this year’s Literary Salon Exhibition. https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/events/event/2019/exhibition-literary-salon-at-the-bas

The Literary Salon concept pairs creative writers with artists. Writers develop an original text which is then reinterpreted by artists in their own unique work. The exhibition showcases the pieces resulting from this creative partnership.

This year marks some exciting firsts for this popular event, with the exhibition taking place at the Bas and the addition of musicians to the artist mix, culminating in a mixed media extravaganza!

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