By Dave Barton
It’s odd to be on the stage of The Orange Theatre after over 40 years.
The last time I’d been in this position—facing out at the auditorium—I wasn’t even actually on the stage. I was 12 years old, a foot and an inch shorter and I was about to exit the side door after a matinee. The theater was still dark inside, save the flicker of credits running, so all I could see was the half-illuminated faces of patrons in a chiaroscuro of grays and blacks.READ MORE
Our third edition of The Cost of Paper is now available in print and online. This volume features short stories from all over the world including Shannon Barnsley, Alex Clark-McGlenn, Brittney Cox, Philip DiGiacomo, Henry Grace, Travis Hassenpflug, Rebecca Johnson, Pam Jones, Erum Khan, Trusha Navalkar, Jordan A. Rothacker, Marina Shugrue, Allison A. Spector, Kate St. Clair, Graham Towers, Bill Wasserzieher, Eric Z. Weintraub, and Zoe Zhang.READ MORE
The Plaza Literary Prize 2016 cover artist is Toronto-based illustrator Eric Diotte. Born and raised in Ottawa, Eric Diotte spent most of his youth making a mess with any sort of medium he could get his hands on. At Sheridan College, he fell in love with illustration. Preferring to use traditional media, his approach to illustration employs a cubist sensibility with a strong street art influence. In 2014, Eric co-founded LOCUS zine, a quarterly zine that features artwork from illustrators around the world.READ MORE
We’re excited to share that the Foothills Sentry highlighted 1888 in their January edition. Thank you Foothills Sentry and Daniel Langhorne for considering 1888 newsworthy and for sharing our story. It was also nice to see Chapman University, Provisions Market, Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market and The Muckenthaler Cultural Center mentioned in the article. Photograph by Sargeant Creative. Read the full article here.