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Peter Jickling

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Eva Holland

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Patti Flather

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Helene Dobrowolsky

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Joanna Lilley

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Kathy Munro

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Amy Kenny

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Roy Ness

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Peter Steele

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Tara Borin

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Julie Cruikshank

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Sally Lee Baker

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Sydney Keddy

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Miche Genest

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Lillian Nakamura Maguire

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John Firth

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Michael Gates

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Keith Halliday

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Al Pope

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Ivan Coyote

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Bob Hayes

Peter Jickling

Peter Jickling grew up in Whitehorse, and received an honours degree in philosophy from the University of Lethbridge in 2005. He became Associate Editor of Up Here Magazine in 2011. That same year, his first play, Syphilis: A Love Story, was produced in Whitehorse by Ramshackle Theatre and subsequently toured western Canada, winning Best Comedy at the Victoria Fringe Festival. Later, he edited What’s Up Yukon, where he wrote a weekly column, “Jickling’s Jabberings.” In winter 2016 he went to Toronto to write. This resulted in Downtown Flirt.

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!

Patti Flather

Patti Flather is an award-winning playwright, dramaturge, director, and writer. A scene from Paradise is featured in Refractions: Scenes with Playwrights Canada Press. Patti is co-founder and former Artistic Director of Gwaandak Theatre, which develops and shares Indigenous and Northern stories for the stage.Her fiction has appeared in various literary journals; her fiction collection Such A Lovely Afternoon is forthcoming in 2021. Patti is a recipient of the Yukon Arts Builder Award and a past winner of Theatre BC’s national playwriting competition. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. Patti grew up in North Vancouver, but now lives in Whitehorse.Click HERE for stories in Whats Up Yukon about Patti Flather

Helene Dobrowolsky

Helene Dobrowolsky is a historian and an author based in Whitehorse, where she has operated a heritage consulting business with her partner, Rob Ingram, since 1988. Their many projects have included research, planning, writing, exhibit development, and interpretation. 

Joanna Lilley

Joanna is from the UK and now lives in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, where she's currently helping to set up a new Yukon Words society. She is grateful to the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta'an Kwäch'än Council on whose Traditional Territories she resides. She's also the author of a novel, Worry Stones (Ronsdale Press), which was longlisted for the Caledonia Novel Award, and a short story collection, The Birthday Books (Hagios Press). Joanna's poetry collections are If There Were Roads (Turnstone Press), and The Fleece Era (Brick Books) which was nominated for the Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry. Joanna Lilley's fifth book and third poetry collection, Endlings, was published by Turnstone Press in March 2020. 

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

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.

Roy Ness

Writer, actor and commentator on stage, radio and film, Roy Ness lives near Whitehorse, and keeps busy growing things and riding his horses. He has written for the stage and released a novel, Rutting Season, that raises challenging questions about the balance between hunting for sport and hunting for survival.Click HERE for stories in Whats Up Yukon about Roy Ness

Peter Steele

Retired doctor and mountaineer Peter Steele was born in England. He lived and travelled in Nepal, Bhutan, and the Sahara before settling in Whitehorse, Yukon with his family in 1975. He has written several books on his travels, a medical guide for backcountry adventurers, and two biographies: Eric Shipton: Everest and Beyond and The Man Who Mapped the Arctic: The Intrepid life of George Back, Franklin's Lieutenant. His latest book encapsulates 50 years of stories and was published in 2020.Read about it here

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

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.

Sally Lee Baker

Faro resident Sally Lee Baker, storyteller, author and illustrator wrote her first tongue twisters for kids using the letter "B" in a Writing for Juveniles class in college. After marrying, raising two girls and then reading to grandchildren, she was inspired to write alliterative stories using each letter of the alphabet.She has been recognized as a Book Excellence Award Finalist in the Children's Fiction Category for her books, "Toni Tanager" and "Vinny The Vegetarian Vulture".

Sydney Keddy

I regularly contribute a variety of seasonal recipes to the Boston Globe Food Section. I've written a few weekly columns for SeriousEats in the past - mostly brunch, supper and British recipes. Lately you can find my recipes popping up in What's Up Yukon. And there's usually a freelance client or two coming and going.