30th WAVERLEY WRITERS OF FOWL REPORT to FOWL (Friends of Waverley Library) COMMITTEE, November 2017
Waverley Writers of FOWL held its 30th meeting on the 3rd Sunday (19th) of November from 2-4 pm in the Theory Room in Waverley Library. There were 9 people at this meeting, which Anne Skyvington convened.
Once more, timekeeping helped ensure that most participants had the opportunity to present. Since Susan Beinart was unable to attend this meeting, Dina Davis agreed to act as timekeeper. We had time to hear from only 8 out of the 9 participants present and to critique their work. The person who missed out will be invited to present first at our next meeting.
Included today were excerpts from three novel chapters, four memoir chapters, and one essay piece. It was another great meeting with participants commenting afterwards on the high standard of creative writing overall within the group.
Before the feedback session began, we heard that the winners of the 2017 Nib Award short-listed books would be announced at a breakfast on Thursday 23rd November. Several books included topics of interest to our members: one on modern China, another about anaesthesia, Richard Fidler’s book on Byzantium, and the one on artist Brett Whiteley.
Anne has agreed to offer a minimised review of one of the short-listed Nib award books for the FOWL Deeds newsletter.
Our next meeting is to be held on Sunday 17th December and will be the last meeting for the year. It will be a combined feedback/Christmas session. Some members have expressed a desire to offer feedback pieces, while others will bring along something lighter, perhaps with a Christmas or humorous theme.
Our first meeting next year will be held on Sunday 18th February, 2018.
Thank you to all of you who have continued to make this group a success.
Waverley Writers of FOWL