EWG Meetings 2021

Eurobodalla Writers Day Group Program 2021 3 February to April


Eurobodalla Writers day and night meetings at venues will recommence in February.

First Night group meeting will be in Broulee on 2nd Feb – bookings for all meetings essential. Writing for works towards publication, to develop stories & memoirs, group novella, writing experience. If you’re not writing a story and wish to attend the night group please choose topics from the day group program or submit your own topic.

First Day group meeting on 3rd Feb will be at Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens, from March onwards at the Red Door next to Anglican Church Page St Moruya – bookings for all meetings essential. Note: email of stories and poems prior as per Committee’s new guidelines (see EWG secretary’s emails for further information).

New enquiries for both groups welcome

Topics for February to June day-time meetings

Topics are open to writer’s interpretation. A Drabble is a complete story in exactly 100 words

03 Feb:                 Position Doubtful OR Late Nights on Air. Drabble:  Laziness (for either topic)

03 Mar:                Traveller’s Tale OR Ruby Drabble: either topic

07 Apr:                 Across the Valley: Write a story or poetry with the eye of a cinematographer (background noise, weather, colour, texture, detail, angle of view, scene opening)                      

A workshop, if meeting in person

05 May:                Free topic, but you MUST:

1. Begin the story at sunrise.

2. You must use the following words somewhere in your story: SIGNATURE, PATIENT and BICYCLE.

3. Your story must include a character who has to make a CHOICE.

Drabble: either topic.

02 June:               Crossroads OR Research a famous person from NSW 1788-1838. Create a fictional side-character and build a story mixing fact and fiction. Drabble: Fear.

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

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

2018 Program

Happy New Year and welcome to the 2018 Program for the Eurobodalla Writers Daytime group.

7th February   free topic, or bring along your favourite prose (max words 1000) or poem to read

The remaining 2018 program, which includes set topics, workshops, excursions, and ‘on-the-spot’ writing has been updated. For more information please go to: https://eurobodallawriters.org/2018/03/22/eurofaw-program-mar-dec-2018-2/

Are you interested in joining the day or evening group? Please contact via https://eurobodallawriters.org/contact-us/

Venue, times and other information https://eurobodallawriters.org/