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Authors on Eighth

August 12 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm MST

Authors on Eighth

Authors on Eighth

The Authors on Eighth Walking Tour and Writing Contest is funded annually by the Writers Trust of Canada. Writers and book lovers of all ages are welcome to join us for this FREE event!

Walking Tour
The walking tour invites you to experience Dawson City through the eyes of literary greats Jack London, Robert Service, Dick North and Pierre Berton.  Participants learn about the colourful and captivating pasts of these authors while visiting their historic homes with costume clad interpreters.

The tour commences at the Jack London Museum, proceeds to Parks Canada’s Robert Service Cabin and concludes on the lawn of the Berton House, which houses Writers in Residence year-round.

Free Admission!

Writing Contest- Deadline July 18th, 2021
Authors on Eighth Writing Contest is a celebration of writers Jack London, Pierre Berton, Robert Service and Dick North. Submissions are judged by a panel including the Berton Writer’s Retreat writer in residence and a local judge. Prizes include gold nuggets and Klondike books.

To Enter:

– Email your submission to, including your Full name, Pen name, Address, Telephone Number.

-Please fix your submission in a Word document format attached to the email (no .pdfs). Do not include your name in your word document. Maximum one entry per person.

-Categories: Poetry, Short Story & Under 16

Theme: Survival

-All work must be previously unpublished

It is FREE to enter the contest. Selected entries are published in the Klondike Sun and/or online during the following year. Winners are announced at the Authors on Eighth Walking Tour.  Please specify if you do not want your work to be published in the Klondike Sun or online.



Jack London Museum
600 Firth Street
Dawson City, Yukon Y0B 1G0 Canada
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(867) 993-5575
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