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Stories from Home  – Monthly writing in July and August

With so many of us isolated at home for the second time, this is another chance to reflect on our experiences and share our stories. Let’s get creative again as we continue to navigate COVID-19 restrictions. Use the monthly prompt below to tell us how you are feeling.

VALID in partnership with Writers Victoria Write-ability Program, is asking you to respond to the following prompt:

‘I am sitting here and looking out my window and starting think about………’

This time you have a month to submit 4 to 5 fifty-word pieces of writing in any form (poetry or prose) and 2 photographs or drawings which capture your thoughts, ideas and reflections. Feel free to write about whatever you like. And as with the Stories from Home Weekly Prompts, we will post your work on our website and social media.

For Month 1 : On August 14th send an email with your 4 to 5 fifty word stories and your 2 photographs/drawings to [email protected] or Send your stories and photos/drawings to us by Facebook Messenger through  VALID Facebook page.

Make sure you include your contact details (e.g. phone number) in your response and the theme as a heading at the top of your stories.

You can find out more here

Stories from Home – Weekly writing in May and June

During the month of May 2020, VALID in partnership with Writers Victoria Write-ability Program, will be posting a weekly prompt on our website and social media for you to write 50 words or less about.

With so many of us isolated at home, this is a chance for us to reflect on our experiences and share them with others through our writing.

Let’s get creative in our responses to Coronavirus/COVID-19. Use the themes below to tell us how you are feeling. You can write to one or all 4 themes – it’s up to you.

May 2020 themes and submission dates

Week 1 – Home – Submit by Friday May 8

Week 2 – Isolation – Submit by Friday May 15

Week 3 – Friends and Neighbours – Submit by Friday May 22

Week 4 – The Future – What are the things you are looking forward to when we get through the Coronavirus? – Submit by Friday May 29

Submit your stories to Heather Forsyth – [email protected]

Click this link to read Week 1 stories – theme ‘Home’

Click this link to read Week 2 stories – theme ‘Isolation’

Click this link to read Week 3 stories – theme ‘Isolation’

Click this link to read Week 4 stories – theme ‘The Future’

Click this link to read Week 5 stories – theme ‘Your Support’

Click this link to read Week 6 stories – theme ‘Your Memories’

Click this link to read Week 7 stories – theme ‘Your Community’

Click this link to read Week 8 stories – ‘Who and What You Love’

June 2020 themes and submission dates

Week 1 – Your Support – Submit by June 5

Week 2 – Your Memories – Submit by June 12

Week 3 – Your Community – Submit by June 19

Week 4 – Who and What You Love – Submit by June 26

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