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Jessica Simon

Fresh poetic summer reads

Auguries, by Clea Roberts Whitehorse author Clea Roberts newest book, Auguries, is published by Brick Books.The title “Auguries” refers to an ancient practice of The Romans: reading the future from the sky considering the birds...

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Bringing Yukon literature to the world stage

Each October, the city of Frankfurt in Germany plays host to the second largest literary trade fair in the world, with 7,153 exhibitors representing 106 countries present in 2016.The Frankfurt Book Fair (known as the Frankfurter...

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A week full of poetry

It was a rainy and windy afternoon in LePage Park on Friday, July 11, when author Jessica Simon started reading her poem, “A Spot to Watch the Fireworks”.She was followed by Whitehorse-based writers Joanna Lilley, Jerome...

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Simon says, Put your writing first

If you asked your spouse if you could take five years off work in order to devote your time to writing, what would they say?Jessica Simon’s husband not only said yes, he threw in another two years and gave her seven.His...

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From Ice to Ashes

An excerpt fromJessica Simon’s New BookChapter One… Under the skiff of snow that blew across the parking lot, a row of footprints trailed from Fanger’s truck – a pile of rust so old it said Datsun on the...

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This is your paper

I shall, from time to time, give to the readers of What’s Up Yukon information about the state of this arts and recreation paper.This lead paragraph was ripped off from Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution...

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