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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. Read more

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Books and BC Distilled 2017

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

Kris Rothstein's Blog

BC Distilled: The Lowdown

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

Kris Rothstein's Blog

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

FACT

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

Poetry

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

Columns

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

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

Dispatches

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

FICTION

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

Postcard Story Contest

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