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Tara Borin

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Eva Holland

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Lillian Nakamura Maguire

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Al Pope

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Amy Kenny

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Michael Gates

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Kathy Munro

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Julie Cruikshank

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Ivan Coyote

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Keith Halliday

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Sydney Keddy

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Miche Genest

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Bob Hayes

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Peter Jickling

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Joanna Lilley

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Roy Ness

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John Firth

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Peter Steele

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Sally Lee Baker

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Patti Flather

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Helene Dobrowolsky

Tara Borin

Tara Borin’s chapbook manuscript Thick was a finalist for Quattro Books’ inaugural Best New Poets in Canada contest and is now available in Quattro’s Best New Poet’s anthology. Tara also has work forthcoming in the Resistance anthology, edited by Sue Goyette, from Coteau Books in 2020. Tara’s poems have been published in Prairie Fire, The Northern Review, The Maynard, Mom Egg Review, and elsewhere online.A recent graduate of Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio Online, Tara is working on a book-length manuscript about addiction, connection and working in a sub-arctic dive bar.Born in 1983 in London, Ontario, Tara Borin now makes a home in Dawson City, in traditional Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in territory.Stories about Tara Borin

Eva Holland

Eva is a multi-faceted freelance writer based in Whitehorse – travel writing, sports writing, movie reviews, grant writing, copy writing, blogging. You can find her stories in Outside, WIRED, Pacific Standard, Bloomberg Businessweek, AFAR, Grantland, The Walrus, Canadian Geographic, Hakai, Hazlitt, and many more outlets in print and online.These days, she focuses more on narrative nonfiction in its various forms: personal essays, reported features, and all the shades in between. Her latest book Nerve: Adventure in the Science of Fair was released in Aprill 2020.You can read about it in Rolling Stone, among many others!

Lillian Nakamura Maguire

Lillian Nakamura Maguire is a second-generation Japanese Canadian, new playwright living and retired in the countryside near Whitehorse, Yukon.  Her first play, Hidden Memories was accepted by Ruby Slippers Theatre “Advance Theatre: New Works by Diverse Women” for reading at the 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival, in partnership with the Fringe Festival and Equity in Theatre. She received a National Association of Japanese Canadians Endowment Fund grant in 2016 to assist in the development of the play.Throughout her career as an adult educator, facilitator and community activist she has used stories in her work in human rights education, elder abuse prevention and intercultural relations. She has written and produced short digital stories on these themes and her family history. She is a founding member of the Hidden Histories Society Yukon, a volunteer group doing research, producing displays and sponsoring educational activities mainly related to Asian and Black history of the Yukon. She also enjoys writing short stories, memoir and haiku.

Al Pope

Al Pope was born in Scotland, and emigrated to Canada at the age of 12. After spending his teenage years in southern Ontario, he moved to the Yukon when he was 21. There Al developed an obsession with dog sledding, winning two provincial championships with a team he raised himself, and built a cabin home for his wife and three children 30 miles south of Whitehorse.He has written for stage, print, and radio. His work has appeared in newspapers and magazines. His reading series Four Seasons North of 60 aired on CBC's Richardson's Roundup. His novel, Bad Latitudes, was published in 2004.  His column, Nordicity, appeared weekly in the Yukon News for 20 years, until 2014. Al's latest work, The Boreal Curmudgeon, is a selection of his columns, ilustrated by Heidi Marion.

Amy Kenny

Amy Kenny is a Whitehorse-based writer. Her articles have been published by National Geographic Book Publishing, Hazlitt, Vice, Walrus, Up Here, Canadian Geographic, Explore, The Hamilton Spectator and Yukon News. In 2016, she was named journalist of the year at the Ontario Newspaper Awards.Her fiction, reviews and poetry have appeared in Room MagazineThe Antigonish ReviewThe MaynardPrismThe Humber Literary Review, Monday and Time and Place. She graduated from Ryerson University’s journalism program in 2004. She completed the Humber School for Writers program in creative writing by correspondence, where she was mentored by David Adams Richards, and she has an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia.

Michael Gates

Long time Dawsonite Michael Gates has worked in the cultural resource field in the Yukon for more than 40 years. He was the curator of collections for Parks Canada in Dawson City for 20 of them. He has written numerous technical papers on museology and cultural resource management, hundreds of articles and three books on Yukon history.

Kathy Munro

Munro is originally from Vancouver, but has lived in the Yukon since 1991. She is membership secretary for Haiku Canada, a member of the League of Canadian Poets and is active in Yukon Writers’ Collective Ink. In 2014, she founded solstice haiku, a haiku discussion group in Whitehorse that she continues to facilitate. Munro has read her poetry, delivered workshops and made presentations at literary events in both Canada and the United States.Click HERE for stories in Whats Up Yukon about Kathy Munro

Julie Cruikshank

Julie Cruikshank is a Canadian anthropologist known for her research collaboration with Indigenous peoples of the Yukon.[1] She is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. She has lived and worked for over a decade in the Yukon Territory, creating an oral history of the region, through her work with people including Angela SidneyKitty Smith, and Annie Ned. Her work helps Yukon First Nations recognize and honour the strengths of their cultural traditions and achieve a full understanding of their identity and place in the world.

Ivan Coyote

Ivan Coyote is the award-winning author of twelve books, the creator of four short films, and has released three albums that combine storytelling with music. Ivan is a seasoned stage performer, and over the last twenty-five years has become an audience favourite at storytelling, writer’s, film, poetry, and folk music festivals from Anchorage to Australia.Click HERE for stories in Whats Up Yukon about Ivan Coyote

Keith Halliday

Keith Halliday is a Whitehorse-based management consultant and author. 

He is the author of the MacBride Museum Yukon Kids Series of historical youth adventure novels, which were inspired by tales he heard around woodstove from his pioneering grandparents. 

His latest book, The Tar Sands Diplomat, is inspired by his time as a Canadian diplomat in Brussels.