WFSC’s Winter Writers Retreat

WFSC’s Winter Writers Retreat

20th – 22nd July @ Kianinny Bush Cottages (Kianinny Resort Tathra)

$275 sharing a cabin with another author

https://retreat.writersfsc.org.au

Now in its FOURTH YEAR, if you haven’t been to one yet, it’s your turn to discover the Writer of the Far South Coast’s annual retreat. Get motivated and inspired by mentors and warm up your writing this winter. The combined creativity gathered in this tranquil bush setting is nurtured by removing the daily grind of responsibilities while building a community of like-minded folk over bottomless cups of tea and coffee beside cosy wood fires. At the welcome dinner on Friday night, our mentors will pitch their genres, skills and mentoring style. Join the group led by the mentor that suits your writing best. Two 90-minute sessions on Saturday and Sunday morning are designed to give your writing and inspiration a boost. The rest of your time can be devoted to writing that first draft.

Eurobodalla Writers is happy to share this information – this is a Writer of the Far South Coast event. For all queries about this workshop please go to the attached WFSC website.

 

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Alan Baxter workshop 5th June 2018

Eurobodalla Writers’ evening group is hosting a workshop with multi-award winning author Alan Baxter who will be conducting a discussion on promoting ourselves as writers, marketing etc. Come prepared with questions. Tuesday 5th June, 6.30-8.30pm in Moruya NSW. Cost is $25.00. Bookings to 0411 341 392.
 

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

First Evening Meeting a Success

Our first night session was held on 16th April and was a great success. Only small group attended, but they were very keen and enthusiastic. They presented a broad spectrum of the Eurobodalla, in their careers and what they wished to achieve by attending our sessions.

Our next session is on 30th April and will be a workshop, featuring Rik Lagarto – www.riklagarto.com.  Rik’s extensive career covers the areas of writing, such as theatre performance, community cultural art programmes and using all his talents as a games creator.

The evening will be a fun packed event and not to be missed.

Everyone is welcome at the Dr MacKay Community Centre, Page St Moruya, from 6.30 –

8.30pm.Contact Louise on 44745771 or Cat on 0419 619 244 if you would like more information or wish to attend.