Off Paper is TPR’s online journal that follows the themes presented in The Project Room through thoughtful writing and other relevant online content. Contributing writers come from all types of fields and areas of expertise and share their perspective on what creativity means to them. Off Paper continues the conversation that is taking place on-site for audiences everywhere.
Tessa Hulls, Editor
Brangien Davis, Editorial Advisor
Madeline Rose Williams, Editorial Assistant
"I’ve been working for this contractor for a few months, but at this point I’m still very green… Still, I’ve now used the drill quite a bit as it is a ubiquitous tool on any job site, and I feel like I’ve got my head wrapped around it—point and shoot. I begin drilling in the screws with a mix of confidence and reckless abandon. I can get this done, I chant to myself."
Eric O'Keefe walks us through the parade of family dogs his father loved, and the process of saying goodbye to animals.
The Project Room partners with the Seattle Public Library Foundation to support the Stimson Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship. Natalie Quek tells us about local organization Preserve Our Island's struggle to save Maury Island from contamination and development.
The Project Room partners with the Seattle Public Library Foundation to support the Stimson Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship. Quinn Mason Buchwald shares the story of Bernie Whitebear and his courage in championing the causes of the Seattle Native community.
Photographer Ethan Rafal explores our topic Monument in Shock and Awe, a part journal/part photo essay multimedia work about homeland decay.
The Project Room partners with the Seattle Public Library Foundation to support the Stimson Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship. Elana Mabrito shares her admiration for local hero Margarethe Cammermeyer, who fought against the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
Jan Wallace honors her dear friend and renowned poet, Denise Levertov with a poem and a reflection on memory, loss, and monuments. "She taught me how to be still and regard each marvel; no maple tree with its autumn colors, or pack of raccoons 'like busy little criminals' could be mundane in her gaze."
Anastacia Tolbert introduces a new 9 Ounces character! ALICE is an artist and writer wedged between four universal questions: Who the hell am I/not? What am I supposed to be doing? Why me? What's for Dinner? Join us as we follow Anastacia In The Making of her monumental work, 9 Ounces: A One-Woman Show.
TPR Editor Tessa Hulls reflects on death, the desert, and how we mourn loss.
A monument marks a boundary, a line that we cannot cross. On the night when I learned that Angie had died, I stumbled outside because I wanted to return to the constellation that had tied us all together. But the clouds were out that night, and although I raised my eyes and searched the sky...
In this 9 Ounces update, Anastacia Tolbert shares her difficulty with Marie, a particularly changeable character, who later "graciously decided she can make a debut in another project" so that ALICE can participate in this one. Join us as we follow Anastacia In The Making of her monumental work, 9 Ounces: A One-Woman Show.
The Project Room is proud to feature the creation and production of writer Anastacia Tolbert's first one-woman show, 9 Ounces. Join us in following this project through Anastacia's writing and video excerpts, leading up to the show's premiere in Summer, 2015.
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