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[AU] Perth first – print your own story in Raine Square…

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The international literary craze is now coming to Perth, with its very own Short Story Station located in Raine Square.

Perth is set to become the first Australian city to permanently hero the international literary trend: the very, very short story. The short story dispensing machines that distribute a variety of one, three or five-minute stories are the brainchild Short Edition, a French community publisher of short-form literature and will find its home at Raine Square from Friday 16 October.

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07-27-2020

[UK] We reveal the winners of the Canary Wharf lockdown short story competition

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If you’ve not been around Canary Wharf recently, you might have missed its intriguing literary initiative Short Story Stations. Launched last year, the project sees vending machines installed around the financial district that allow office workers, commuters and other stressed-out ‘here’s the projection for Q3’ types to press a button and get a short story dispensed to them.

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12-02-2019

[CA] Got one, three or five minutes? This machine gives you short stories to read for free

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A short story dispenser at WaterPark Place lets users choose how many minutes they want to read then spits out a story for free. copyright D. Dundas

Looking for a story to read your kid before bed? Don’t want to look at your device over your coffee break? Need a read for the commute? Near the foot of Bay Street and Queens Quay, just outside the food court, near the pedestrian overpass to Union Station, you’ll notice a machine. It was installed just about two months ago by a forward-looking team from Oxford Properties, which runs the building, led by general manager Beverly Tay.

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05-13-2019

From Dickens To Woolf, These Short Story Vending Machines In The UK Are Giving People Free Literature

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Free Short Stories At The Touch Of A Button

[...] While not reading is becoming a major problem among youths across the world, a French company called Short Édition has come up with a wonderful fix. It has installed UK’s first short story ][...]vending machines in London’s Canary Wharf, which, at the touch of a button, issues one, three and five-minute reads by authors like Charles Dickens to Virginia Woolf. These vending machines provide thousands of short stories printed on scrolls of eco-friendly papyrus paper at absolutely no cost. Further, they even feature bestselling novelist Anthony Horowitz’s specially commissioned crime story, Mr Robinson.

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04-25-2019

These vending machines are giving out free short stories to London commuters

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The stories are printed on eco-friendly papyrus paper.

Once upon a time, in one of the busiest parts of one of the busiest cities in the world, the people were so busy, they didn’t have time to finish reading lengthy works of fiction. So three vending machines were set up, dishing out not chocolate bars or cans of drink, but free short stories to those rushing by.

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04-25-2019

Have you stopped by one of short-story vending machines?

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The UK's first short-story vending machines have been installed at a busy tube station in London's Canary Wharf. You can choose between one, three and five-minute reads...

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04-08-2019

UK's first short-story dispensers to be installed in London's Canary Wharf

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People walk through the Canary Wharf financial district of London, Britain, December 7, 2018. (REUTERS/Simon Dawson)

Three dispensers which print free short stories will be installed around London's Canary Wharf this week, the company that runs the financial district said on Wednesday.

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04-05-2019

Short Édition écrit une nouvelle page de son histoire dans le métro londonien

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Les usagers du métro londonien découvrent des “ovnis” dans les travées de la station Canary Wharf sur la Jubilee Line. photo Olivier A.

Depuis jeudi 4 avril, les usagers du métro londonien découvrent des “ovnis” dans les travées de la station Canary Wharf sur la Jubilee Line. En effet, trois bornes y ont été installées pour rendre plus agréable la vie des utilisateurs de l’Underground.

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04-03-2019

UK's first short-story dispensers to be installed in London's Canary Wharf

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LONDON, April 3 (Reuters) - Three dispensers which print free short stories will be installed around London's Canary Wharf this week, the company that runs the financial district said on Wednesday.
Starting with "Mr Robinson," a specially commissioned story by British author Anthony Horowitz designed to be read in less than a minute, thousands of tales will be available at the touch of a button, printed onto eco-friendly papyrus paper at no cost.

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04-03-2019

Vending machine prints out free short stories for London commuters

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Short story station

For sure, smartphones help millions of people to while away the daily commute, whether with music, social media, news apps, or podcasts. But from this week, workers in London have another way of passing the time — with short stories grabbed from a vending machine.

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04-03-2019

Commuters will be able to collect short stories from vending machines

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The stories will be completely free for commuters to get ( CanaryWharfGroup )

London commuters are going to be able to collect short stories to read from vending machines in a UK first. Short stories, ranging from three to five-minutes long, will now be able from Canary Wharf at the touch of a button.

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04-03-2019

UK’s first short story vending machine will be launched in Canary Wharf this week

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Anthony Horowitz has written a story especially for the scheme. Picture: Sean Pollock/seanpollock.com

Short story stations are to dispense free short stories at three locations in Canary Wharf.
The machines, set to be installed across Canary Wharf this week, contain an exclusive story by the author and screenwriter that can be read in less than one-minute.
Mr Robinson is Horowitz’s shortest ever fictional work and takes the form of a whodunnit – a genre he is best known for with his Alex Rider novels. Mr Horowitz said: “I’ve always loved the challenge of the short story – creating a whole world in just a few pages. “So I was very happy to write Mr Robinson for Canary Wharf’s brilliant new short story stations.

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