We were light on numbers today – we shared readings – 2 members read from homework – 1 poem – 1 flash fiction, including answers to 5 prompt questions from last meeting.
A colour – a name – an animal – a household object – a profession.
I shared my response writing from a poetry workshop I attended in Pant – with a walk to Llanymynech quarry,
We then moved on to planning future projects.
A WOW calendar for 2019! Theme ‘From all walks of life’ – can everyone bear this in mind when writing anything! We need to start writing now – and through till last submission – being end September – we can do subjects in group as well. Any work you have already written is okay too.
For front page of each month, poetry or paragraphs/ Flash Fiction50/60 words; for back page can be longer poems – or stories up to 1x A4 – 14 font please.
I will collate between now and Beginning of October – and will discuss at meetings which month suits which piece best (bearing in mind formatting) – printing to be done – early December ready to roll out for Christmas!
Wilfred Owen Festival Nov 18
WOW – are included in reading at The Women in War event on Sat 10th Nov – 11. 00 – 4. 30 – those who wish to read can choose from Lucy London’s books a ‘woman’ that speaks to them – books are ‘Female Poets of the First World War’ and ‘Inspirational Women of WW1 – if time allows in an exciting and busy event – may be opportunity to reads one’s own work.
I shared an idea for WOW to run 2 x 2hr workshops in the Memorial Hall (week base for Festival) – making a large collage with text and image – with visitors adding their own text and creative thoughts – we can start it off of course.
Please can we start now! Squirreling – craft – images – anything away! Please collect any phrases or words in an envelope – so stuff is ready and available for folk – we may have a 2nd table for those who want to do their own A4 size collage – they can then take away.
We will also hopefully have display boards for ‘our writing’ – in the form of ‘Letters’ so vital and cherished in WW1 – we read some letters in group – and thought it a good idea to work on creating characters – who letters are from and too – we will also read letters at meetings – to help give us a base to work from.
We thought it be good to be in costume – I will explore this with Simon Jarman at next WOF planning meeting where our proposal will be put to the table.
We could even encourage folk to write their own letters!
Art Trail – WOW hope to have submissions for the art trail – starting beginning of October – we can exhibit as ‘a group’.
Will discuss with individual members next meeting – Friday 2nd March
Homework – any writing on ‘from all walks of life’