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Downtown Vancouver memories wanted

December 17, 2007

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SFU wants to know your most memorable memory of downtown Vancouver.

"We're inviting everyone to choose one of their memories of downtown Vancouver and tell us about it," says Katherine McManus, director of SFU's Writing and Publishing Program, which is sponsoring the Downtown Memory Project.

"It should be about something in your life that connects to downtown. It could be a building, a park or street corner, someone you knew or an entire neighbourhood."

Downtown Vancouver stretches from Burrard Street on the west to Main Street on the east and False Creek on the south to Burrard Inlet on the north. It has been built and re-built for more than 100 years, creating countless memories for those who worked, lived or simply visited the area.

Submissions are limited to 300 words. Entries must be received by 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2008 at SFU Continuing Studies, 2300-515 West Hastings St.; fax: 778.782.5098; email: wpp@sfu.ca). Dropping off your entry? Please note that the university is closed between Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

You may include photographs and artwork, but not originals as they won't be returned.  Be sure to include your name on all materials and identify the location you are writing about.  If you are working with pen and paper please write clearly.

Selected memories (as judged by SFU Writer's Studio alumni) will be displayed at SFU's Vancouver campus at Harbour Centre and some will be published. There is no entry fee.

The Downtown Memory Project is part of the 2008 Vancouver Memory Festival, celebrating public and private memory with readings, performances, workshops and exhibitions.

For more details visit: www.geist.com/memoryfestival-downtown
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