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November 21, 2014 at 8:00 AM

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Active Fiction Continues in Riley Park

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by Jaspal Marwah

Have you ever wanted to walk through your favourite novel? Now’s your chance. The Active Fiction Project brings you real life “choose your own adventure stories”, only this time you actually get to walk in the shoes of the lead character.The story is set in Riley Park and invites readers to stroll along and discover hidden corners of the neighbourhood. We’ve partnered with some of the talented writers at the UBC Faculty of Creative Writing, and this time we’re featuring the writing of Sarah Higgins. It’s literary fiction meets walking tour meets neighbourhood celebration.

The fall installation launches this Saturday, November 8 and will be up into December. You don’t need much time, even 15 minutes will get you a few chapters into the story. “But why now, it’s wet!” you may protest. Well, it rains a fair bit in this town, so this might be one way to explore how to engage with public spaces in these nine months of non-summer.
Just head over to Main & 28th, maybe on your way to the winter farmer’s market at Nat Bailey’s, and look around outside the art shop for the first chapter. The rest is revealed along the way, so we won’t spoil the surprises. Grab an umbrella, get a coffee, and talk a walk with Active Fiction!

t: @activefic  #activefic



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