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Geist 105

A selection of letters from "A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout", edited by Marilyn R. Schuster. more

FINDINGS

The success of Jack Kerouac’s 1957 novel On the Road marked the start of the Beat era, his “spontaneous prose” style a striking departure from the formalities of previous generations of American writers. more

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Christine Novosel reports from Glasgow on art school, apiary management, Brexit and being a junkyard dog. more

Dispatches

As a Nisga’a writer, I’m often deeply invested in not only how other poets are tackling issues through poetry but also how Indigenous writers are navigating that same terrain. Reading poetry is necessary. Reading Indigenous writing is essential. more

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Published by The Writers' Exchange, “this book was created by Division 6, Mrs. Mehnert’s grade 3 class, at Thunderbird Elementary in the winter of 2014.” more

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A middle-aged man moves to a new city to restart his life, gets to know an old man named Oliver, and after only a few months realizes that he has fallen in love with both the new city and the old man. more

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Evelyn Everett-Green wrote novels for young people, of a morally improving nature. Her books were also meant to entertain, with tales of wholesome adventure and romance, often set in heroic times or picturesque locations. more

Dispatches

Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris regularly makes it onto lists like The World’s Coolest Bookstores and The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. more

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In 1997, when Internet connections were dial-up and most of us were just trying to figure out how the World Wide Web worked, a group of people had the foresight to see that the Internet could be a powerful tool for the anti-poverty movement. more

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The poet and artist P.K. Page wrote Mexican Journal (Porcupine’s Quill) from 1960 to 1963, while posted in Mexico with her husband, Ambassador W. Arthur Irwin. more

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The craft of untruth has been perfected. more

Columns

Romantic notions that equate Indigenous peoples with nature are not going to cut it. more

Columns

ADVICE FOR THE LIT-LORN
WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

I know you folks are big fans of revising a piece of writing, but it can go too far, right? I’ve gotten skittish about editing my stuff, after seeing people in my writing workshops revise and rewrite and rework and overwork a story or essay until it is dull and shapeless, and the spark that gave it life in the first place has been stamped out.

Liz Vortunato, Calgary AB

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