Sean Williams

the view from the edge

posted on 15 Oct 2006 at 12:17 am

On Friday (the 13th), I gave the keynote address at the opening of the Salisbury Writers’ Festival. The text of my speech is accessible via the opinions section of my web site. The topic was “White Hot Passion: Living & Writing on the Edge”, taking the festival’s themes (murder and romance) and location (a satellite city of Adelaide) as inspiration. I chose the topic but then found it surprisingly difficult to write to. Seemed to go down well, though. Whew.

The joke at the end is an oldie but a goodie, and I’m certain it wasn’t originally written for Jeff Kennett. Jokes are passed down from generation to generation like re-enactments in crappy current affairs shows: only the names have been changed. I wonder who the original megalomaniac was? We may never know.