Geist 99

Geist 99, Winter 2015. The Winnipeg Arcades Project takes on prairie gambling culture; Winners of the 2015 Short Long-Distance Writing Contest; Lydia Kwa's linguistic tantrums; Jen Osborne photographs women at war; excerpt from the novel that won the 37th Annual 3-Day Novel Contest.

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Also in Geist 99:

Michał Kozłowski takes on a barn full of sweaty publishers, deep in the heart of Toronto

Stephen Osborne says goodbye to Stephen Harper

Robert Everett-Green's checkered past

Rita Leistner searches for Marshall McLuhan in Afghanistan

Notes on the spacetime queertinuum

Kayla Czaga crafts the infamous drunk uncle

Eve Joseph on what happens to our brains as we die

John K. Samson on the longitudinal centre of Canada

Robertson Davies—novelist, playwright, sex machine

7 Ikea meatballs, 10.25 pages of Geist, and other great 99¢ finds

Eve Corbel rides the Bus Without Pity

Jill Mandrake in the land of a thousand hairdos

Wanda John-Kehewin's chai tea rant

George Murray on Stock Home Syndrome and the armchair uprising 

A 10-year-old's opinion on what Lethbridge will be like in 2034

Stephen Henighan discusses the modern genocide

Daniel Francis on Donald Creighton: bigot, crumudgeon and Canada's leading historian

Table of Contents


Winnipeg Arcades Project, "Cash Blast"

Lydia Kwa, "Linguistic Tantrums"

Jen Osborne, "Euro Maidens"

Craig Savel, "Traversing Leonard"

Winners of the Short Long-Distance Writing Contest


Michał Kozłowski, "Centre of the Universe"

Deborah Ostrovsky, "Petites Pattes"

Robert Everett-Green, "Checkered Past"

Stephen Osborne, "Last Steve Standing"

Eve Corbel, "The 99: Bus Without Pity"


Images from Trudeau: La Vie en Rose by George A. Walker

Marilyn Dumont, "October 1869: to smoke their pipes and sing their songs"

Hal Niedzvecki, "Mars TV"

John K. Samson, "Longitudinal Centre"

Robertson Davies, "Novelist, Playwright, Sex Machine"

Kayla Czaga, "Drunk Uncle"

Veronica Gaylie, "Old Timer Talkin’"

Kelsea O'Connor, "99¢ Bin"

Eve Joseph, "Death Matters"

Alison McCreesh, "Tuque, Socks and Nothing Else"

Michael Crummy, "Making the Fish"

Wanda John-Kehewin, "Chai Tea Rant"

Jean-Claude Germain, "Incomparable Panache"

Lethbridge Living magazine, "Lethbridge 2034"

George Murray, "#CivilDisconvenience"

Jill Mandrake, "Land of a Thousand Hairdos"

David Garneau, "Cross Addressing"


"A Couple of Questions" by Rob Kovitz, FAQ

"The Power of Denial" by Stephen Henighan, Afterlife of Culture

"Pistol Shots at a Concert" by Alberto Manguel, City of Words

"Umpire of the St. Lawrence" by Daniel Francis, National Dreams


Cassia Streb, "Sole Mates: The Footwear Map of Canada"

ENDNOTES: Featuring reviews of

The element Einsteinium

Martin John by Anakana Schofield

Everything Rustles: Memoirs by Jane Silcott

Born Out of This by Christine Lowther

A Rock Fell on the Moon by Alicia Priest

The Stone Thrower by Jael Ealey Richardson

On the Move by Oliver Sacks

Room, directed by Lenny Abrahamson

Beyond:The Queer Sci-Fi and Fantasy Comics Anthology, edited by Sfé R. Monster

A screening at The Western Front, Canada’s longest running artist-run centre

The Small Woman, The Heroic Story of Gladys Aylward by Alan Burgess


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