The City of Port Coquitlam is excited to announce the official launch of the Donald Storywalk!
The Donald Storywalk is a collaboration between the City of Port Coquitlam and the Terry Fox Library. This year our project features Port Coquitlam resident Logan Willis’ winning story from the 2022 Flash Fiction contest, titled Riches of the River, and is illustrated by Akemi Emma Ito.
The illustrated story is installed on 8 panels, starting at the newly updated Elks Park and ending at Wilson Avenue. This community arts project promotes literacy and enhances the City’s outdoor spaces.
About the Author: Logan Willis
Logan Willis is a long-time Port Coquitlam resident and creative writing major at Douglas College who entered this year’s Flash Fiction Contest for the first time. The Donald Storywalk is the first published work for the aspiring author, who enjoys writing about fantastical, in-depth worlds populated by a large ensemble of diverse characters.
About the Illustrator: Akemi Emma Ito
Akemi Emma Ito is a Metro Vancouver mixed-media illustrator whose style is infl uenced by Eastern and Western cultures. Ito works in watercolour, pen and ink, and coloured pencils, and is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Click on the arrow in the blue box to listen to Riches of the River, and follow along with the text and illustrations below. There are 8 illustrations total, please scroll to page 2 of the gallery below to see the second half of the story.
Riches of the River Contest
Come up with your own ending to the story for a chance to win prizes! Submit your idea below.
This year, readers are invited to imagine their own ending for a chance to win prize packages from the City and library. Winners will be selected at the end of Culture Days, running Sept. 23 to Oct. 16 this year, and again during May Days in 2023. Port Coquitlam residents of all ages may submit their idea (one entry per person) through the online form.
Public Art & Community Engagement Specialist