It’s hard to believe that only a few weeks ago we were among throngs of people at Adelaide Writers’ Week, attending sessions in the gardens, meeting in cafes, having dinner in bustling eateries – activities that would be unthinkable now. As the world adjusts to its new realities, so too does Elwood Writers. We’re continuing to meet as we have for over ten years, every second Tuesday, but for the foreseeable future our workshops will take place not in the seaside suburb from which we take our name, but via telecon. Audio only, so we don’t have to worry about coordinating our outfits or fixing our hair. We had our first run at this last Tuesday and it went really well. I’m sure we’ll thrive under the new conditions. But I’m already missing the biscuits and cake.
Published by Barry Lee Thompson
From Liverpool in the UK, I'm based in Melbourne's west, Australia. I write short fiction. My first collection of linked fiction, Broken Rules and Other Stories, is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and by a fellowship from Varuna, the National Writers' House, and will be published by Transit Lounge in May 2020. View all posts by Barry Lee Thompson