Newsletterus Digitalus —
Geist
Geist 104
SUBSCRIBE/RENEW

GIVE A GIFT SUBSCRIPTION

BUY THE
CURRENT ISSUE


SELF-DISCOVERY
Star of the Sea
"Joseph always told me, you belong to Newfoundland. Don’t call yourself a Canadian. You are an islander, despite an Alberta birth certificate." –Shannon Webb-Campbell
MOTHER'S DREAMS
Blood Memory
Lisa Bird-Wilson explores the connection between mother and child in this visceral essay on pregnancy and childbirth.

Hayo fundraising campaign

Hayo Magazine, a friend of Geist, just launched an IndieGoGo campaign to support the production of their third print issue!

Hayo is an award-winning travel magazine for visionaries, makers and wanderers that explores travel, arts, culture and curiosities, offering inspiration and new perspectives shared by creatives from all over the world. Back the campaign, support Canada's creative community and get your issue of Hayo today!

Get all the details here.


RANDY REPORTS
The Story of Gordie and Skipsy
Randy Fred remembers a summer move to Ucluelet and the unexpected feathered friends his family encountered there.
POSTCARD LIT
Below
"In truth, she had never known how to love her husband when he was alive." –Meghan Nesmith

Vancouver: In a Wide Country Book Launch

Robert Everett-Green, Geist contributor, has written his debut novel, In a Wide Country (Cormorant Books). The Montreal Review of Books said that it is "a first novel without a single misstep...convincingly evoking a bygone era with a realism whose fit and finish recalls masters like Alice Munro and Russell Banks." We like it too—an excerpt will appear in a forthcoming issue of Geist!

Geist readers are invited to a Vancouver launch for the book on Wednesday, July 26, 5–7 p.m., at The Paper Hound, 344 West Pender Street. Robert will be there to sign copies and chat, and refreshments will be provided. See you there!


PORTRAITURE
East Side Story
Christopher Grabowski set up a portrait studio in a disused bank building in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and took portraits of people who lived there.
DTES POETRY
Harm Reduction
"It's 6 a.m. when the lights turn on / in a white-washed drugstore, / as if it were a little theatre / shining out onto the sidewalk." –Henry Doyle

3-Day Novel Contest registration is now open!

Register today for the 3-Day Novel Contest, September 2-4, 2017. Early Bird Registration is only $35 until July 31, 2017.

2017 marks the 40th annual 3-Day Novel Contest! What started as a beer parlour bet between writers in 1977 is now an international juggernaut of a writing competition—a coffee-fuelled, hair-pulling, 72-hour kick in the pants. What will you think up under pressure?

Check out 3daynovel.com for more info.


THIS WEEK IN REVIEW

Literary Gaydar
Roni Simunovic reviews Listening for Jupiter by Pierre-Luc Landry. More »

Half-Blood Blues
Michael Hayward reviews Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan. More »

Flying Canoe
Patty Osborne reviews Accordéon by Kaie Kellough. More »

Follow us on Twitter   Like us on Facebook Register for the 3-Day Novel Contest!

Letarot Editions

Subscribe to Geist!

The Geist Erasure Poetry Contest

Give the Gift of Geist

WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES
Advice for the Lit-Lorn

Science, yet

Dear Geist,

Which is right: “Science is yet to find out why” (as it is worded in a reputable political/business magazine), or “Science has yet to find out why” (as I think it should be worded)?

—Marnie Ann, Vancouver, BC

Click here to read the answer.



Click here to unsubscribe from the Geist Newsletter.

Geist, 210-111 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4
Geist respects subscriber privacy and will never share your information.

Contact Us