Commissioned Essays

This is Paradise

Ursula PFlug Download the full Word Document here Deep assignments run through our lives; there are no coincidences. J.G. Ballard, The Kindness of Women I participated with NOW Magazine co-founder Alice Klein in a sweat lodge in Eganville a couple of summers ago. It was a cozy sisterly event, facilitated by the lovely Heather Sole. “If anyone told you back

PARADISE LOST: This is Paradise Exhibition & Cameron Culture Essay, 1987

Donna Lypchuk Download the full Word Document here PREFACE – I CREATE A LIVING PAINTING In 1987, Clarke Rogers, the artistic director of Theatre Passe Muraille, made me a deal. He dared me to write a play about the Cameron Hotel, where I lived for several years and demanded I make it a “living painting.” This taunting enthusiast would actually

Suspended Paradise

Andrew James Paterson Download the Word Document here The sign (by Tom Dean) informs us that this is indeed “Paradise“, and it must be since there are (mostly) men drinking at tables below that sign who have been drinking here since World War II. Some of these characters leave at “last call for daytime prices” and some soldier on, becoming