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. It features Port Coquitlam resident Jade Wong’s winning story from the 2020 Flash Fiction contest, titled The Seed of Happiness, and is illustrated by Wen Wen Lu, the City’s 2020 Lions Park Artist-in-Residence.
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.
Click on the arrow in the blue box to listen to The Seed of Happiness, 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.
May Days Flash Fiction Contest | Apr. 15 – May 15
Sharpen your pencils and get ready to write! The Flash Fiction contest runs from April 15 – May 15. The contest is a collaboration between the City of Port Coquitlam and the Terry Fox Library. The Grand Prize winning story will be professionally illustrated and featured on the Donald Storywalk.
Virtual Visit with Author Christina Myers | May 3 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM
FVRL is excited to present an author visit from Christina Myers! Christina will be doing a reading and an audience Q&A. Christina Myers is a writer, editor, and former journalist. She teaches creative non-fiction through SFU’s continuing studies creative writing department, and is the co-host of a reading series called Words in the Burbs. She is currently at work on a novel, a collection of essays, and a picture book.
Visit FVRL’s website to register.
Flash Fiction Contest Writing Workshop | May 7 | 1-3 PM
Port Coquitlam Community Centre, Small Multi-Purpose Room
Looking for inspiration and practical ideas to write or polish your Flash Fiction contest entry? Join author Christina Myers for a free writing workshop focused on tips and tricks to help you complete your short story. Suitable for all experience levels. Bring a notebook and pen for notes and exercises. Pre-registration required at portcoquitlam.ca/register.
Public Art & Community Engagement Specialist