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