Sledgehammer Writing Contest at Louisa's on Monday

Participants in the Sledgehammer Writing Contest will be reading their entries at Louisa’s, 2379 Eastlake Ave. E., starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21.

The contest began at noon on Saturday and ends at midnight on Sunday.

Writers gathered on Saturday and were given their first writing prompt. This sent them out across Seattle to gather four writing prompts. Their assignment was then to use those prompts to write a piece of fiction that they’ll read at Louisa’s. 

The writing is due in at midnight tonight (Sunday). Winners will be determined by the audience at the event on Monday evening.

Louisa’s is one of the Seattle sponsors. Event promoters say the prize money is at $8,000 and growing. Winners also get to read their pieces at Workstock and other venues.