Dec 162023

The Writing Workshop

This class began in Term 1, 2023 when it became evident that the two other writing classes were full. Friends, Jan Taylor and Lynne Geary, decided to put themselves forward as co-coordinators of another such group; this encouraged them to write regularly and created another opportunity for Nillumbik U3A members with an interest in writing. Given neither considered themselves to be creative writing teachers, they structured the sessions in the form of hosted collaborative workshops. The idea was to attract members who were already writing and who wanted support for their writing process.

The group went from strength to strength throughout 2023, with a steady membership of eight and a ninth member joining the group later. Memoir was a strongly favoured genre, but fiction, plays, poetry and creative non-fiction focusing on travel and other issues were also contributed. As a celebration of the camaraderie and collaborative spirit of the group, not to mention the wonderful writing output, the group decided to contribute one of each of their best pieces to post here on the Nillumbik U3A website.

In alphabetical order, the following pieces have been submitted: