Melbourne Writer’s Festival 2009

 

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A competition…

Since Federation the search began for The Great Australian Novel (TGAN). Well, we became bored with waiting and have lowered our sights a little. Or rather, a lot. We are now looking for The Great Australian Text Message (TGATM) or Gr8 Oz Txt Msg. And you, dear reader, are going to send us your best TGATM. To kick-start your creative juices (Can juices be kick-started? Sounds a bit wet.) we’ve borrowed the Great American Text Messages below from US author, Peter Hyman.

 Mo B Dik

Call me.

-Ishml 


Advtrs of HckFin

DQMONT but I thnk ant pol-e wnts 2 sivilize u.

Hd fer the Trtories. Tke the rft Jim dsnt wnt it 2day. 


Gr8 Gts-b

Nick – – Day-z n u shld stp by the prty 2 nite.

Lst manshn on the rgt. Lk fr a ylow atomble.

Ask fr ‘jimmy’

 

Grps of Rath (my favourite)

Pa n Ma say its awfl dusty out on the rd.

Brng h2o plz. We wl b @ the Bowl.

 

Ctch 22

Stp the bmbng!

Ysarin says thr is a ctch of sme knd

p.s. wher is my 2baco, Milo?

 


 

Got the idea? Just think what you can do with My Brilliant Career. It certainly needs TGATM make-over. Or get creative with Picnic at Hanging RockThe Trout Opera, The Slap, Johnno, The Secret River etc.

 

The rules

Rule 1 – No more than 100 characters (that includes spaces and punctuation).

Rule 2 – Entries have to be received by 5pm, April 30, 2009.

Rule 3 – Text messages can be sent to 0400 3878 77 or you can email your message to louise@mwf.com.au. Don’t forget to include your name and phone number (it is no good if your phone number appears as a private number).

 

The payback…

The best messages will get prizes – the real thing, some Great Australian Novels. The winners also will be posted on our website and appear in our May e-bulletin. And they will appear on-site during the festival.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Living through writing and Writing through life.
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