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VIFF 2019: Nomad - In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

Werner Herzog memorializes Bruce Chatwin, in a fantastic film. “I will follow a similar erratic quest for wild characters, strange dreamers and big ideas about the nature of human existence.” Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

“Want to marry me? My wife she burned me. She just burned me, you know. Now I’m going to court to burn her back.” Read more

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Jesmine Cham on the unknown story of two women who race around the world in eighty days. Read more

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Airport security assures Alberto Manguel that he has been randomly picked. Read more

Columns

There was a fire in your former home, it was on the news. You brought me here, once, in my youth when nothing impressed me. Read more

POETRY

A young Indigenous woman deals with hippy-artist-pothead boyfriends and car troubles. Read more

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“Thank Christ,” says Dieter when I finally wake up. “I thought you were dead.” Read more

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VIFF 2015: In Transit

Albert Maysles last film is an ode to lives in transit and to crossing America by train. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

Roni Simunovic takes an Air Canada rouge flight from Halifax to Calgary and ridicules the flight attendants' absurd new uniforms. Read more

Reviews

"The phrase totally underplays the impact of having your lovely red Alero T-boned by a guy in a white Mazda with incredibly low mileage on his life." Read more

POETRY

Jan Feduck faces Frenchish food, vomit and guys from Ontario when her ferry from the Magdalen Islands is caught in a hurricane. Read more

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A young Canadian man visits family in Pakistan to settle a generational feud. Read more

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Jim Christy muses on 121 items accumulated over 40 years of travel in Sweet Assorted: 121 Takes From a Tin Box, reviewed by Michael Hayward. Read more

Reviews

In 1946, a young bride writes home about her month-long sea voyage to her new home on Baffin Island. Read more

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First prize winner of the 1st Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. Read more

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Third prize winner of the 1st Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. Read more

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Runner-up in the 1st Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. Read more

Postcard Story Contest

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Boston Public Library, Algonquin Hotel, Bolton Landing, on Lake George, NY

Four days after Sandy, Shucard's parents are in good humour, very brave and very glad to see him—and unsure if he's taking them to Bolivia, Azerbaijan or Canada. Read more

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Maurice Sambert wants to write a book about authors' graves, but someone much more famous has already published one. Read more

A true story told by Mary Hunt (née Way), a ninety-two-year-old retired Avon representative who lives in St. John's, NF. The story was written down by her grandson, Rob Fritz, and brought to Geist by her niece, Lily Gontard, a contributing editor. Read more

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