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.
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.
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
Exhibition: The Literary Salon at the Bas
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!
More Literary Salon activities
- Kids’ Spot: For the duration of the exhibition https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/events/event/2019/kids-spot-at-the-literary-salon-exhibition
- Performance event session one: Friday 11 October, 6pm to 8.30pm https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/events/event/2019/artist-floor-talk-literary-salon-exhibition-at-the-bas
- Batemans Bay Library workshop: Tuesday 15 October, 1pm to 2.30pm https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/events/event/2019/eurobodalla-literary-salon-workshop-batemans-bay
- Moruya Library workshop: Wednesday 16 October, 1pm to 2.30pm https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/events/event/2019/eurobodalla-literary-salon-workshop-moruya
- Narooma library Workshop: Thursday 17 October: 1pm to 2.30pm https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/events/event/2019/eurobodalla-literary-salon-workshop-narooma
- Performance event session two: Friday 18 October, 6pm to 8.30pm https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/events/event/2019/artist-floor-talk-literary-salon-exhibition-at-the-bas-session-two
- Performance event session three: Friday 25 October, 6pm to 8.30pm https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/events/event/2019/artist-floor-talk-literary-salon-exhibition-at-the-bas-session-three