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Mary Schendlinger


Mary Schendlinger is a writer, editor and teacher of writing and publishing courses. In another life she is also Eve Corbel, maker of comics. She lives in Vancouver.

Mary Schendlinger sees The Babushkas of Chernobyl, Inaate/se and A Good American at the DOXA Festival. more

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Mary Schendlinger reviews M Train by Patti Smith and My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem. more

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Mary Schendlinger reviews The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, the riveting tale of “a Hmong child, her American doctors and the collision of two cultures.” more

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Aboard a stuck SkyTrain, reading Samuel Pepys's account of the Great Fire of London. more

Dispatches 1 Comments

A review of a winter holiday show presented by The Vancouver Rainbow Concert Band, the first and only LGBTQ band in Canada. more

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The Senior Editor of Geist learns to "Wear Knee Socks with Everything" from an exceptional blog turned print book by Tavi Gevinson. more

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Senior Editor Mary Schendlinger remembers her friend and Geist contributor Saeko Usukawa. more

Dispatches 1 Comments

It all started with a zesty little book about getting old. more

Columns 7 Comments

A simple sentence is a whole sentence. A sentence fragment isn’t. A run-on sentence is not necessarily long. more

Writer's Toolbox

When a group of people who have been silent begin to speak up, one of the first literary forms to emerge is the memoir. So it is with the twenty-two women whose stories are gathered in Nobodys Mother: Life Without Kids, edited by Lynne Van Luven (Her more

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Once a piece of writing has been accepted for publication, and the writer and the editor have worked out the size, shape and tone of the piece, how confidently does the Geist copy editor go in with her red pen and fine-tune it? Assuming that she cann more

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Nomi Nickel, the heroine of A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews (Knopf), is a bad girl. How can she help it? more

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If you read one book on the Information Age, make sure it's Bill McKibben's The Age of Missing Information (Penguin/Plume), which is a real page-turner of a long essay about What's Wrong with the Idea of Information. The device is neat: McKibben watc more

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WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

How can academic writers apply your advice to keep prose simple and direct?

—Sentence Spinner, Port Alberni BC

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