The 500 words topic for our meeting on July 20th from 2 to 4 pm is 'Lost and Found' – “Write about a time you lost something you owned, treasured, or believed in - and the lengths you went to, to get it back. Maybe it was a precious family heirloom you misplaced, an adventurous toddler who wandered out of sight, or perhaps you lost your way in an unfamiliar place. Take us on the search to find your lost thing. How did the loss affect you and those around you? Were you reunited? Was it back to business as usual, or did your life change in ways you could never imagine?" Some ‘Lost and Found’ examples are already appearing on ABC Open. We are a small group and would welcome new members in Semester 2.
About 'As Time Goes By' - Memoir Writing
'As Time Goes By' provides an outlet and support for members keen to write about their lives and tell stories their families may not get around to asking them about. A memoir is a slice from a person’s life which focuses on a particular theme or lesson or flavor of experience, an aspect of life that is most unusual or fascinating. Each month class members reminisce, write about and share memorable ‘slices’ from their lives in response to set ‘500 Words’ themed writing topics.
Please note - The course does not cover writing a detailed, chronological autobiography.
Convenor & Contact details
4th Monday 2 - 4 pm
U3A Meeting Room - or during Covid-19, this is the time to emailed stories to Bev to be shared online.
'This (...) Life'
'If Only I ...'
'Right Here, Right Now'
'Stock and Land'
'A Childhood Memory'
'The Year that Made Me'
'Someone who Shaped Me'
'Anzac Day' 2020/2021
'One Moment, This Year' (2020)
'A Love Letter to Travel'
'Too Hard Basket'
'New in Town'
'In Isolation' Collection 2020
March: Making Waves
April: Winging It/Taking the Plunge
May: Anzac Day or Turning Point
June: 'I grew up in...'
July: 'Car Stories' and 'Ideas Piggy Bank'
August: 'Right Here, Right Now'
September 'Out of the Blue'
October 'This Life'
December 'One Moment, This Year' - (2020) (due in Feb)
Life Matters 500 words writing projects
Australian Writers' Centre
Victorian Writers' Centre - Writers' Victoria
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Photographs - acknowledgment to U3A members; Benalla Art Gallery website;
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State Library of Victoria