Prudence is very excited.
Don Watson is speaking at the Perth Writers Festival. Why isn't there an apostrophe in the name? Surely the writers own the festival?
She hopes a sizable number of bureaucrats come too, as the levels of jargon she's been forced to deal with lately defy description.
For example, a sentence in a speech she wrote recently included the phrase "... within and without the department... " was changed (without her permission) to "... within and external to the Department... " (Note also the self-important use of capital D.)