December 2018 Meeting Report

WAVERLEY WRITERS OF FOWL REPORT to FOWL  (Friends of Waverley Library) COMMITTEE, December 2018

Waverley Writers of FOWL held its 42nd meeting on the 3rd Sunday of December from 2-4 pm in the Theory Room in Waverley Library. There were 6 people present at the meeting, which Anne Skyvington convened.

This was our last meeting for the year and at very busy time, so it was great so many of us managed to attend.

During our session, 6 participants presented writing. There were 3 novel excerpts, 1 poem for general discussion, 1 lighter Christmassy-style poem, I poignant non-fiction piece and a reading from a just-published novel.

The poem for general discussion was extremely thought provoking and generated much positive conversation. It was great to end the year on such a reflective note.

It was Maureen Mendelowitz who, having just published alone not lonely, read a novel excerpt to us. We were fortunate that Maureen, fresh from her successful book launch, was able to share such a wonderful piece with the group.

Feedback, though not always expected at our Christmas session, happened anyway, and was lively and a learning experience for all. It was, indeed, another effective gathering of writers.

After the feedback session, there was time for general discussion, so we talked about our individual writing projects. This is something we normally cannot do due to time limitations. One of the other matters discussed was a possible second public reading of our work, again in combination with Eastern Suburbs Poets, potentially in 2020.

When the meeting ended, we repeated what we did last Christmas. We walked to a local café to share more conversation, coffee and cake.

A reminder: Before our next meeting, member Dina Davis will discuss her recently published novel, Capriccio, with the knowledgeable and entertaining Susannah Fullerton at Waverley Library. Date: Sunday 3rd February 2019 from 2.30 pm – 4pm. Hopefully our members will be able to support Dina at this event. Free tickets for this are available through Eventbrite, or contact the library if you have lost the link.

The next meeting of Waverley Writers will take place on Sunday, 17th February, 2019, from 2-4pm in the Theory Room in Waverley Library. As always, there will be no meeting in January.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the library in February next year.


Susan Beinart (Liaison Waverley Writers of FOWL)

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