Done, and now emerging from the strangeness of a 72hr seclusion... In the end, produced an 88-page long poem, parts of which I think work and that I quite like, parts of which, well, not so much. But as a graduate supervisor once told his Ph.D. student as she struggled with her dissertation, "sometimes it's more important to be finished than to be perfect."
It was a great experience, though, inhabiting the freemont block and attempting to inhabit a history as well. Much movement freely flowing back and forth from history to fiction, parts that are imaginary, and parts that are verbatim from a variety of texts, blurred together so to tell the truth, not sure what represents what.
The process now is to print out (have done so) and post it to the 3day contest office, which I shall do later today. Have had a good time, too, talking to Kamloops media -- print, radio, and tv -- trying to explicate the project and the process. Next step will be to broach this subject with the City to see if we can create some sort of event next year, the centenary of the freemont block. Hoping a Dept of Canadian Heritage grant I put in for, to create an educational video, will come through to complement, and away we go.