EuroFAW day group program 2022

Topics for February to December 2022

Write a short story up to 1000 words; poetry; or Drabble which is a story or poem that is exactly 100 words and uses the month’s topic with the supplied emotion.

2 Feb:              After the Storm  or  Write from the POV of planet earth; Drabble – hurt

2 Mar:             If you could turn back time: Choose an earlier version of yourself – any age you like – and write him/her a letter that would have been helpful at the time  or Write a memoir centred on one or more items of clothing;  Drabble – furious

6 April:            Story with a non-linear plot starting with: ‘Nancy looked down at the body and considered what to do with it…’ or The Fireplace; Drabble – boastful

4 May:             A monologue, on any topic or The Newcomer: a dialogue-only story for 2-3 characters (before writing, do a character profile for each character); Drabble – cautious

1 June:            Proposed Excursion to Moruya Historical Museum, then write a story or poem inspired by something in the exhibition; Drabble – enthusiastic

6 July:              A ballad in the style of Banjo Patterson. Topic: ‘Badger’ Lee or The bike is still in its usual space; Drabble – deflated

3 Aug:              Workshop: Describe a person, starting with physical characteristics and mannerisms, then moving on to character, using the topic: Evie was going to miss her flight

7 Sept:             Pick the opening line of any novel and write a story that begins with it but is completely different from the original or A random Act; Drabble – indifferent

5 Oct:              Write a story in which food plays an important part or Stillness; Drabble – agreeable

2 Nov:             Don’t tell the neighbours or At Sea; Drabble – gentle

7 Dec:              Xmas party and lunch: On-the-spot writing to a given topic. Every couple of minutes a random word, provided by a committee member, has to be incorporated in a meaningful way

Eurobodalla Writers’ meetings on Zoom

In line with the Coronavirus regulations and for the safety and health of our members, all Eurobodalla Writers day and night meetings are cancelled with  Zoom online meetings in lieu for members 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 July to Dec 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

Literary Salon 2019

Exhibition: The Literary Salon at the Bas

the first Literary Salon

Where: Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, Corner of Vulcan and Campbell streets, Moruya

Exhibition: Saturday 5 October to Sunday 27 October 2019

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm (closed Mondays)

Come to the Bas in Moruya to see this year’s Literary Salon Exhibition. https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/home/news-and-events/events/event/2019/exhibition-literary-salon-at-the-bas

The Literary Salon concept pairs creative writers with artists. Writers develop an original text which is then reinterpreted by artists in their own unique work. The exhibition showcases the pieces resulting from this creative partnership.

This year marks some exciting firsts for this popular event, with the exhibition taking place at the Bas and the addition of musicians to the artist mix, culminating in a mixed media extravaganza!

More Literary Salon activities