Society of Women Writers of Tasmania
Minutes of meeting held 5.10.2020 at Launceston Library
Meeting opened - 11.00am by the Rotating Chair for the month - Catherine Marshall
- Yvonne Gluyas, Erin Eiffe, Ruth Williams
Present - Mary Farr, Cathy Duff, Wendy Laing, Ros Sydes, Janet Berry, Catherine Marshall, Jane Waite
welcomed the new SWWT executive and committee.
The raffle was won by Catherine.
Homework “Bananas” was read by Janet and Catherine, and another unrelated interesting
piece was read by Kathy.
Next month’s homework is entitled Climate Change for the CBD of Launceston. What could be changed/constructed/developed in the CBD to assist and improve climate
change in this area?
Alice Award - Wendy has attempted to liaise with Queensland re the Alice Award (it was potentially to be held in Brisbane this year) but has experienced difficulties. Responses have not been
forthcoming regarding - whether it is to go ahead; in what format it will go ahead if it does; whether they have received Tasmania’s Alice Award application (writer Christina Boothe). She will keep trying. The event is/was to be next month and Tasmania
(as have all States), are expected to read each state’s applications and vote.
There was no time for a written exercise. However we conducted an impromptu haiku style verbal poetry exercise.
A bit of a laugh! This is what we came up with, each quickly/spontaneously adding a line. Two lots of 4 liners about bananas -
Bananas are yellow
Bananas are good for you
There is no green
I don't like bananas
Slipped on a banana peel
Soft and mushy
Wasted good food
Meeting closed - at 11.53am
Next meeting - November 9 at 9.30am in the Launceston Library.