Fairfield Writers Group
Minutes of the Exercise Group
12 February 2011
Present: Carol, Wendy, Anna, Helga, Vera, Lou, Findlay, Lisa, Anne, Lorraine and Jennifer.
Apologies: Maarten and Dani.
Meeting chaired by Anna
1. Positions Filled
Minute taker - role will rotate each meeting; attendee keeps notes; to be emailed to Anna for distribution / upload to blog
Chair – Anna
Blog – Anna
Media - Lou and Findlay
Facebook / Twitter - TBC. Dani was nominated but not in attendance at meeting
A state of writing group administrator - Lou
Secretary - Anna
Treasurer - Carol
Graphics - Helga
Librarian - Jennifer as rep; Lorraine as back up
Role includes homework exercises kept collated, compendium on google docs from martin; have a list of hard copy resources in FWG available; Anna to share blog logon to Jennifer.
2. Set exercise for April
Exercise for April-Lou.
Exercises available - Carol to email Anna to distribute copies – this was unexpected but a pleasant surprise
3. Meeting Room Update
Yeronga Services Club until further notice.
Anna to follow up with library on design of the refit to include a quiet space for meetings
Lou to email contact at BCC to see if they would be a guest speaker for indicatively a June / July meeting with the anthology team
They were involved in the project management of the One Book Many Brisbanes 4th edition
5. Youth Group Update
Martin's Idea originally; he is not coming to FWG at this stage.
Group aimed at 18 - 25 years where we act as mentors; concerns that 18-25 years is not an age group for a youth group.
There was some concern by some of the submissions from previous interested youth group potentials - style/content issue.
There is interest (Lou and Anna) to have the Youth Group concept with the FWG
Decision - to be discussed at October Meeting in conjunction with year planning; discussion to include future of this idea; further scoping.
6. Contacts List
Phone and Email collected by Lou; to send to Anna.
7. Member suggestions
New idea from Lisa –
FWG produce a children's book as a future project.
To be discussed at the October meeting.
Fairfield Writers Group
Minutes of the Novel Group
26 February 2011
Present: Helga, Maarten and Anna.
We had a quiet but thought provoking turn out. Helga and Anna brought poems to share with the group.
Maarten provided great feedback in how to write poetry.
It was a great opportunity to share ideas on how to improve on our anthology stories.
26 February – Novel/short story Group
12 March –Exercise Group