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)
Nobody told me