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Spetember 25, 2007
VOL. 8, Issue 3

Sept 25, 2007
At St. Veronus Café, 129 Hunter Street West, Peterborough, 8:00pm

The 20 Minute Word Project, a part of Artsweek, is returning this year for a third round. The evening of short-order literature features six writers challenged to whip up delectable writing created right before your eyes. It is a contest of quick thinking, quick writing and the talent to whip up an audience worthy piece of work in twenty minutes or less.

The rules are very simple: Audience members add sentences of their own creation into a collection pot at the beginning of the evening. One of those sentences is pulled out and read aloud to the audience and to our six special guest writers as the essential ingredient in their work. They are then given 20 Minutes to serve-up a hearty literary meal that must use that sentence in it's entirety. How it gets used is up to the writer. How effective has it been used? That is up to the audience.

After the allotted 20 minutes, each writer reads their work aloud for the audience's adjudication and appreciation. The most successful creation is chosen at the end of the readings by gauging audience applause. The winning author receives a special prize befitting their literary prowess.

It's a great night of suspense, struggle, perseverance and fun.

The Iron Chef of Writing - Six writers, one sentence, twenty minutes. Who will win?

This year our guest writers are:


Gabe Foreman
Gabe Foreman grew up in Kakabeka Falls, Ontario. His poems have appeared in many of the usual literary journals. He is currently living in Peterborough, where he works as a part time archaeologist.

Sharon Hamilton
Sharon Hamilton is the owner of The Link magazine. Published independently and locally, The Link is now reaching adolescence, celebrating 16 years in November. Sharon writes a column Raising The Vibration for each issue and in her role as steward, her hats are many as varied: visioning, marketing, designing, editing, managing, bill collecting, bill paying...

It all works. Itís an equal exchange of looking after each other.

More recently, Sharon is interested in hosting holistic & spiritual events with The Link, exploring with some painting and writing some short stories.

The 20-Minute Project will be fun, new and challenging no doubt.

Candace Shaw


Miriam Stucky


J.R. MacLean


Ryan Kerr


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