Vancouver author and poet Barbara Murray today announced the launch of http://www.fabricoftheearth.com/, the Web component of her multi-format fiction project, Fabric of the Earth.
Set in the year three million AD, Fabric of the Earth tells the story of archaeologists from a far-away planet who discover the now-deserted Earth. As they begin digging for artifacts, they find evidence of a compelling mystery hidden in the planet. They also unearth artistic relics that indicate the long-ago presence of a highly creative people - the human race.
The story is told through audio and text transmissions sent between the archaeologists' camps and their in-orbit spacecraft.
Readers worldwide can sign up on the website to receive the transmissions in sequence by e-mail or access the story online; view unearthed items, including photographs, poems and video; submit poems and other work for inclusion on the website and in the upcoming hard copy volumes; find Fabric of the Earth Designs, Barbara's clothing line and poetry art; and enter a writing contest that challenges readers to describe how they would save the world in 300 words or less.
The interactive, all-inclusive nature of this project celebrates cross-cultural modes of human expression. As the Vancouver Olympics begin, the underlying message of Fabric of the Earth is more relevant than ever.
Barbara Murray's troupe, The Olive Branch, will be performing selections from Fabric of the Earth on Vancouver's Granville Island on the 14th, 21st and 28th of February.