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

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.