Once Upon a Deadline: A Writing Marathon

A strange item has come into my possession. I quote:

"On Saturday 15 October, eight writers will compete against each other to win $5,000. Over the course of the day, the writers will move around eight inner-Sydney locations composing an original 1200 word story based on their journey around the city.

"The competitors are a mix of well-known and emerging writers: Kate Forsyth, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Lewie JPD, Terri Janke, John Larkin, Mary Moody, David A. Rollins and the current Sydney Morning Herald Young Writer of the Year, Roxzan Bowes.

"At 7.30 pm, the writers will read their stories to an audience at the Paddington RSL Club. At the end of the night, the judges, who include Booker Prize-winning author, Thomas Keneally, the Sydney Morning Herald's literary editor and author, Malcolm Knox, and one of Australia's most prolific indigenous writers, Dr Anita Heiss, will award $5,000 to the author of the story they deem the best. Tickets are available on the door or by calling 02-9360 3200."

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