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Sarah Leavitt


Sarah Leavitt is a writer and comics artist who contributes regularly to Geist. She lives in Vancouver. Visit her at sarahleavitt.com

Sarah Leavitt reviews Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Alison Bechdel's first graphic novel full of vibrantly alive, expressive characters and richly satisfying extras. more

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On sick watch, Sarah Leavitt observes her mother shoot out of bed, sing folk songs and talk in short bursts. more

Comix

Sarah Leavitt is more than just a clever cartoonist; she also paints pictures with her colourful prose. more

Essays

Want to know what a misplaced modifier looks like? How about a dangling participle? Look no further. more

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Emily’s mother had unusually large eyes that bulged slightly and often turned red, and she stared at people in restaurants and stores. Sometimes Emily’s mother commented on these people’s conversations, or laughed at their jokes, as if she were part of their group. When they turned and gave Emily’s mother a look to remind her that she was not part of the group, Emily’s throat would tighten and she would have to pinch her arm hard to keep from hitting her mother. more

Essays

When my mom got Alzheimer’s people started saying the darndest things. more

Comix

On the eighth night of the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, my girlfriend and I and about 175 other people crowded into the Vancity Theatre to see The Love That Won’t Shut Up, the first production in the Out on Screen Film and Video Society’s Queer His more

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Miriam Katin was a small child when she and her mother escaped Nazi-occupied Budapest by faking their deaths and walking into the Hungarian countryside. At sixty-three, Katin has finally told her story, in straightforward, unsentimental prose and lov more

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Sarah Waters’s novel pulls the reader into the gritty, dangerous world of mid-nineteenth-century London, where the petty thieves are known as fingersmiths. more

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In Annie Dillard’s memoir, her parents are odd and dreamy intellectuals who adored words and stories, creating their own language from savoured sayings, jokes and scraps of family stories. more

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A fast-paced seafaring adventure from my father’s bookshelf, in which a wealthy Londoner on a religious mission to Tasmania falls in with a crew of Manxmen smuggling tobacco, liquor and French porn. more

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When Judy MacDonald spoke about her writing recently in Vancouver, she fascinated her audience with glimpses into how her mind works and the weird angle from which she observes the world. She describes herself as a magpie, someone who collects her ma more

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