EWG Meetings 2020

Eurobodalla Writers Day Group Program 2020 Feb to June

New enquiries welcome

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

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

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/

Eurobodalla Writers’ Program July to Dec 2017

July 19:            Drabble: The puzzle/tragic

Topic: Blue Silk Pyjamas Or An adventure set in a suburban street (A character has a distinctive mannerism)

Aug 2:              Drabble: The door/imaginary

Topic: Afternoons and Coffeespoons

Or        An ordinary everyday scene that has one disturbing element

Aug 16:            Drabble: Fox/wide

Topic:  Leunig cartoon as stimulus

Or        Catch a train that takes you into a strange land (A character experiences pain)

Sept 6:             Drabble: Flies/thoughtful

Topic: Shame on the dance floor Or I am the sum of my scars (A full moon features)

Sept 20:           On-the-spot writing: response to a random line from a book

Oct 4:              Drabble: Advice/wrecked

Topic: A Letter: We could have had it all Or Lily was here (Someone cries tears)

Oct 16:            Drabble: Moon/frozen

Topic:  I danced the tango with a murderer Or How Dare You! (A photograph is significant)

Nov 1:             Drabble: The Bridge/obsessive

Topic: Ride the River Or After Midnight (A secret is exposed)

Nov 15:           Excursion to member’s home

Dec 6:              Xmas Party

The First Quarter 2017

The Eurobodalla Writers’ website has been updated.

Chris Andrew’s recent workshop on story structure was a success with lots of ideas discussed, explanations on how to focus on what is important in an emerging story, difference between theme and plot and 30sec opportunity to promote your book – what you say could result in rejection of your manuscript or no book sales or be the winning phrase resulting in success. The day-time group who are planning on writing a collaborative story were enthusiastic in using the opportunity to further develop the storyline and how different writer voices might come together in the one novella.

Eurobodalla Writers has some vacancies in both the day and night-time writing groups. We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in writing but haven’t done anything since school; you dabble with a bit of poetry; ready to start your 1st or 5th novel; or if you would just like to be part of a group of creative women and men who enjoy a good word or two. No experience necessary, come along to a meeting and have some fun.