God bless those zany Canadians. What would we do without them? Just look at what they’ve come up with.

The 35th annual 3-Day Novel Writing Contest takes place this upcoming Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1st – 3rd. In 2006 Canada’s Book TV ran a live event at a Chapters bookstore and got it all on camera. They followed a group of frenzied, sleep-deprived writers as they struggled to complete a short novel/novella (between 25 and 30K words) in 72 hours. Talk about quality entertainment!

To learn more about this years contest, check out the official website here.