|Alysha Creighton is a visual artist and teacher living in Vancouver, BC. She has exhibited her work in Ottawa and throughout Vancouver's Lower Mainland. Her performance-based drawing, video and installation works explore issues relating to the body.|
|Amanda Walton recently completed her BFA in Painting at the University of Regina. She is living happily in the snow as an arts and culture worker and is considering grad school, while revelling in the elusive freedom beyond academia.|
|Andrea Robin Juby is a visual artist living and working in Vancouver, BC. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Art from Emily Carr University in 2006. Her focus lately has been in the cultures and many processes of creating portraiture.
|Brian Rush makes videos, performances, relational objects, and interactions that use humour and discomfort to investigate inhibitions, fruitful vulnerability, invitation, and authenticity. He lives in Bellingham, Washington with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs, and is pursuing his MFA at Azusa Pacific University.|
|Caroline Weaver is a self-taught artist who lives and works in Vancouver, BC.|
|Chris Nash is a nanny and farmhand who writes, acts, sings, composes and plays baseball. Chris has completed his BA in English with a minor in theatre, and recently moved from Toronto to Langley, BC. His band, KnifeGun, is planning a series of shows for the new year.|
|Dawn Watkins grew up in north-western Canada and eventually made her way back to the Texas plains where her family’s roots are planted. She recently learned that Queen Elizabeth is her great-great-great-grandfather’s sixth cousin, four times removed. She’s prepared to take over at Buckingham should the need arise.|
|Deb Couch lives in northern BC with her husband Mark and daughters Emma, 2, and Noelle, 1. She craves time with family and the great outdoors.|
|Jillian Towery lives in Langley, BC, where she teaches reading and critical thinking courses to international students seeking Master's degrees. She is currently attempting to read everything from Plato to Nietzsche. Read more from Jill at:
is the Design & Web Editor for This Great Society. He has a BFA from Emily Carr University and works as a freelance creative in Vancouver.
|Joel Bentley is the Managing & Design Editor of This Great Society. He lives in Vancouver, BC and his freelance work has appeared locally in Vancouver Magazine and BC Business. joeldbentley.tumblr.com|
|Kenji Alexander Kabayama Skulstad began writing poetry after discovering that it is more effective than tequila (or gin). He is now a belletrist-for-hire and manages a media development company focused on charitable groups. He recommends things at
|Laura Milligan is Events Manager at This Great Society. She has a Master's in Art History and Curatorial Practice from York University in Ontario. Laura currently lives with her husband in Vancouver BC. Her culinary and cultural finds can be enjoyed at her blog: thedandizette.wordpress.com.|
|Linette Schut is Copy Editor at This Great Society. She is a recent Honours Psychology graduate who lives in historical Fort Langley, BC. She is now a support worker who is filling the void that graduating university has left in her life by obsessively knitting.|
|Noah C. Buck lives in New York, NY. He graduated from Portland State University with a BA in Speech Communication and Media Criticism. He’s a server, writer, model, and a sucker for the French language, dogs and cats—though he never wants a pet of his own.|
|Robyn Grant lives in Langley, BC, during the week and spends the weekends on her family’s acreage at Cultus Lake. She is a graphic designer, currently working on designs for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
|Sarah Gackle is a self-directed reader and writer with a MA in English literature. She's currently living in Saint Paul, Minnesota with her husband, Jordan, and daughter, Alice.|
|Shari-Anne Gibson received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Ontario College of Art and Design, before spending a year studying Renaissance painting in Florence, Italy. She has exhibited in Toronto, Germany, and Italy, and most recently in her new home city of Vancouver. shariannegibson.com|
|Tracey Falk is a teacher by education, a graphic designer by profession, a writer by way of therapy and a photographer because she can't help it. She lives in Vancouver, BC.
|Veronica Collins is Editor-in-Chief of This Great Society. She is a writer, an editor, and very occasionally an artist. In addition to her freelance work, Veronica is a professional writer at the University of British Columbia. veronicacollins.blogspot.com|