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The Spirit of BC Craft Spirits

Dozens of artisans gather at the Croatian Cultural Centre to offer enthusiasts a chance to try everything from gins and vodkas to spirits made with berries, fir needles, cinnamon and kelp. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

Books and BC Distilled 2017

BC's craft distilling festival inspires me to find books about how and why we drink. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

BC Distilled: The Lowdown

The best, most original and strangest flavour combinations in BC's craft distilling scene. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

BC Distilled and Canadian cocktails

As the festival of BC's craft distilleries approaches, I ponder books on liquor and consider some crazy delicious recipes. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

From Closing Time: Prohibition, Rum-Runners, and Border Wars. more

FACT

A young man visits his first strip club, an awkward experience fueled by alcohol. more

Poetry

A poem "with cautious, slightly energy-sapped enjambments" recreates a bar's atmosphere and patrons. more

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Reflections on how a bar in Parc Extension, QC, influenced an eponymous poem about "unprogress, inertia, the failure to learn from mistakes." more

Columns

Musician Carolyn Mark remembers a wild night with her record label, two roller derby girls, and a pellet gun. more

, Prose

Read a poem by Daggar Earnshaw, one of the winning entries in the 2011 Downtown Eastside Writers' Jamboree Writing Contest, about something to sip on and something to push. more

DTES Writing Contest

Did that really happen? J. Jill Robinson initiates a midnight stand-off between the police and two drunk brothers in an RV Park in White Rock, B.C. more

Essays 1 Comments

A warm spring night, a country club dance,a date with an attractive young man—and braces on my two front teeth. more

Dispatches

Mousey is dead—but perhaps you saw that coming. I was told after the fact, by a friend who’d heard something. more

FICTION

Second prize winner of the 4th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest

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WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

Why did my history prof take off marks for writing that a certain general in history was “aggravating”?

Aggro, Prince George BC

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