-- In May 2009, shortly after a diagnosis that would end his life, Paul Quarrington decided he would finish what he started. A book, which inspired a film, which commissioned a song. That song, and the incredible insights that came with the making of it, became the heart of the film Paul Quarrington Life in Music. Are You Ready became the song.
In this performance, music co-writers Dan Hill and Martin Worthy perform the song together for the very first time, in honour of their friend and colleague Paul Quarrington at the tribute to him presented by the Kingston WritersFest. PQ's People Mix It Up was the gala opening event for the Fest that included theatrical stagings of his plays and novels, readings from a roster of fellow authors, with musical headliners Porkbelly Futures. It drew an appreciative audience of over 400.

ARE YOU READY, Co-written by Paul Quarrington, Martin Worthy and Dan Hill. Commissioned by BookShorts Inc. for the documentary film PAUL QUARRINGTON LIFE IN MUSIC, broadcast by Bravo Canada. Film inspired by CIGAR BOX BANJO by Paul Quarrington. “Are You Ready“ performed by Paul Quarrington is also available on iTunes.

Produced by BookShorts Literacy Program for MovingStories.TV with the collaboration of Kingston WritersFest; Merilyn Simonds, Artistic Director. For more news and music inspired by the written word, visit MovingStories.TV For more about Dan Hill, visit For more about Martin Worthy and Porkbelly Futures, visit

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