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PuSh Festival 2019: Race Cards

A provocative art installation invites viewers to think about questions of race: in their lives, in the arts and in the wider world. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

Like most advice given to writers, the injunction to “write what you know” is misleading. Read more

Columns

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

The novelist can often better define reality than the historian. Read more

Columns

D.M. Fraser on the myth of cultural identity. Read more

Essays

AnnMarie MacKinnon reviews Reading Like A Writer by Francine Prose, a "guide for people who love books and for those who want to write them." Read more

Reviews

Stephen Osborne on dog walking, the absurdity of online writing guides and the THE building. Read more

Dispatches

There may be more to reality TV than meets the eye. Read more

Columns

An account of the circumstances surrounding seven literary honours bestowed on a writer. Read more

Dispatches

There are imaginary cities for scientists, vampires, lechers and even bad students—but what about writers? Read more

Columns

"We are the arbiters." A piece about Canadian artistic culture and recognition. Read more

Prose 1 Comments

The Line Has Shattered documents a turning point in Canadian literary history: the 1963 Vancouver Poetry Conference. Read more

Reviews

William Wallace Cook offers a literary guide to creating a unique plot. Read more

Reviews

For creative people who fear that the muses have deserted us, when in fact they have slipped quietly into the 21st century. Read more

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Paul Joseph

A reflection on the complex and often inexplicable process of bibliographic categorizations. Read more

Columns

Parables, cautionary tales, morality plays, allegories—the notion that we can study literary works as texts of ethics is as old as literature. Read more

Columns

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Photo credit: Brian Howell

Crispin and Jan Elsted produce books of extraordinary beauty using techniques and traditions that date from the days of Johannes Gutenberg. Read more

PHOTOGRAPHY

Runner-up in the 2nd Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. Read more

Postcard Story Contest

A writer whose work is among the most important contributions to the literature of the Holocaust is forgotten by almost all. Read more

Columns 2 Comments

Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate of the United States, says poetry is optional. And that your reader's crotch is the one thing you never worry about. Read more

FINDINGS 2 Comments

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