P.W.G. Minutes of the meeting 15/09/16 at Neos Sports Club, Pegeia.

September 20, 2016

P.W.G.  Minutes of the meeting 15/09/16 at Neos Sports Club, Pegeia.

 

Another good turnout, present were   John Goodwin   Rich Palmer Eddy Kent   Carol Hartman   John Winslow   Beryl Lowe   Nicos Protopapas   Dee Leigh   Stewart Waddell   Jennie Rook and a holiday guest I found in Latchi on the 'Koulla',   Kai  Neuman.

Kai introduced himself as German nationality living in South Africa He is a G.P. writing a book on depression and he enjoys poetry.

 

Eddy who wrote a poem called 'Where were you', the story of the twin towers 9/11, was surprised to find that John G had done a promotion on Facebook and it received 1460 hits. Keep going Eddy you will get there one day.

 

Caroline began the readings with a story 'Remembrance of things past' about Charles and Diana, 1981.

Rich wrote about the death of Elvis and included many song titles in the story.

Kai gave us a poem, 'Fragments united in'

 

Coffee Break 11.0.am to 11.15am

John presented with a story clustering exercise to prompt the plot and structure of a new story based on two of our tutorials Narrative Voice and Plot and structure which, along with the clustering template, are to be found on out tutorials page.

There followed 10 minutes of speedwriting to complete the outline.

Results were as follows:

John G.                        Writers Block

John W.                       Titanic 2

Jennie                          Lightning Strikes

Beryl                           Merlin Engine

Nicos                           Picnic

Dee                              Heaven And Hell, Ww2 Story

Stewart                        Reliable Voice

Kai                              Over The Moon

Rich                             The Bank Robbery

Caroline                       Stolen Child

Eddy                           The Need For Murder

 

Readings:

Stewart gave a graphic insight into the Aberfan school disaster under the heading ' Where were you'. This was followed with a discussion on the subject.

John W.           Story   I knew now why I had arrived at this place 

Jennie             Story   I remember where I was. Diana 1981

Nicos               Story                 "               Attraction

Dee                  Poem   Prosaic

Eddy               Poem   My Prayer (based on 10 words)

 

Writing prompt for this week is to develop story based on the clustering exercise.

 

Thanks to all who attended, next meeting 22/09/16 at Neos.

 

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