By way of example, Carole and Bev presented holiday project writing on the topic ‘How I came here’, while for the topic ‘What I was wearing’ Godfrey shared the story behind his 30 year old Italian fine wool suit. As always happens, the stories stimulated sharing of memories of similar times, places and experiences.
The topic for our next session on March 21st is ‘Heartbreak’ ‘Tell us about your experience of a broken heart’. It could be a light hearted story of a fling or online date gone wrong, or a deeper story of love. What were you hoping for, and what went wrong? Was there a positive side to the experience? What did you learn about yourself?’ (Refer to handout for some Do’s and Don’ts)
The alternative topic is ‘Easter’, or a topic from the alternative topics list which includes the holiday topics of ‘How I came Here’ and ‘What I was wearing’ mentioned earlier.
The first ‘first Monday’ café catch up will be at the Gallery Café on Monday April 4th, 2.30 to 3.30 pm.
Writing Workshop Resources:
ABC Open – Writing Projects
U3A Website ‘Writing Workshop’
U3A Website ‘Our Stories’
Session Video Clip
ABC ‘Words Aloud’ episode including Cate Kennedy – hosted by Jennifer Byrne
Tips for Writing your 500 Words Story
First Topic - 'Heartbreak' including Do's and Don'ts
Alternative 500 word topics for additional practice/writers' block option/coffee catch ups
A first draft for editing practice 'How I came Here'