Writing about events

If you’re going to an event in the area, or your group is organising something, here are a few ideas for how to write it up.

Photographs are the best way to show people what happened. Try to let people know their picture could be in the Messenger.

Remember to include the basic information, in the first part of the story try to answer the following questions:

  • What was the event?

  • Where was the event held?

  • Who was it organised by?

  • How many people were there?

  • Was there anyone important there – a special visitor, like the Mayor?

Then you could go on to include more information:

  • What happened during the event?

  • What was the atmosphere like?

  • What did you think of the event?

  • What did others say about it?

It's good to quote people and put their names, but remember to ask their permission. If there was a special guest it's good to get a quote from them too.

Try to give the story an ending – it might be just to say ‘everyone had a good time’, or tell people when it will happen again, or say something about other related activities that are happening soon.

You can find examples of stories about events at the links below:

International Women’s Day

Services for Elders

If you need any help writing a story, or you want to talk about it before getting started, contact Lisa Swift at the Messenger office on 242 0564.

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