Eurobodalla Writers’ meetings cancelled

In line with the new Coronavirus regulations and for the safety and health of our members, all Eurobodalla Writers day and night meetings are cancelled 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 Feb to June 2020 program.

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

Bushfire New Year

Smokers cough
but no tobacco
scarlet king parrot’s
blackened breast,
reminders of the dark day.

Blood red sun
dimmed
by glowing orange
horizon
anxious gathering
on a beach
scanning the sky
for promised wind change
frantic drive
past flame-licked verges
trees quenched
but scorched
bleeding ash and embers.

Join the crowd
gathering
stunned and
seeking security
waiting for
news
food
and comfort
in the dark
more ways than one
but needing to share
rumours of tragedy
unhappily
not all incorrect.

The world mourns
a lost generation
or more
of unique fauna
but soon hints
and splashes
of green
appear
as the flora
fights back.

© Rosemary Patyus 4Mar2020

Scorched – Clyde Mountain

Scorched, silent sentinels stand.

Stoic, stunned, submitting their sap,

Surrendering their souls

To the searing shooting stars of fire.

Now stripped of life’s desire,

Collateral damage in cataclysmic ire.

 

Black, burnt, beheaded,

Beaten, blazed, betrayed,

Our once flourishing forests,

Fauna, and faithful firefighters

Now furiously flayed.

Waiting, wishing for the welcome Wet,

Our teardrops seeking, beseeching

The heavens to open, and relent,

With rejuvenating, refreshing rain

To restore the forests, the earth,

Our shattered hopes and lives again.

© Bonnie Atteridge  Jan 2020

EWG Meetings 2020

Eurobodalla Writers Day Group Program 2020 Feb to June

In line with the new Coronavirus regulations and for the safety and health of our members, all Eurobodalla Writers day and night meetings are cancelled until further notice

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